Learn all about the hospitality industry from one of the most successful restaurant chains in the world – and earn good money at the same time. The programme takes at least 12 months to complete and gives you the opportunity to gain a Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship (Level 2). This is a nationally recognised qualification, equivalent to five GCSEs grade A*-C. You’ll gain practical work experience and learn new skills that will last you a lifetime. These include planning and organisation, communication, confidence when dealing with customers, decision-making and team work.

What we look for

If you are aged 16+ and have left or are leaving school, the McDonald’s Apprenticeship Programme could be for you – you’ll have good communication skills and a professional attitude, and will be keen to develop new skills. Age restrictions apply outside of England.


Benefits can vary depending on the restaurant you work in and whether or not it is franchised.


"As well as working in the restaurant, I’m doing an Apprenticeship through McDonald’s. The qualification and the experience I’ll gain during training will help me progress in the future."

Naomi, Crew Member

Application process


Step 1

Click to 'Apply now' below and search for your relevant postcode. Choose a position and fill in our online form (this takes about half an hour).


Step 2

If we like what we read, we'll invite you for an interview with our training partner, Lifetime Training, to assess your eligibility and suitability for the Apprenticeship Programme.


Step 3

If you match our criteria, we’ll invite you to the restaurant to try out working with the team and for an interview with the Manager.


Step 4

If all goes well, we’ll offer you an apprenticeship.

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