Give yourself an edge in the job market, wherever your future ambitions lie. This one-year placement offers you unique business experience and the chance to learn first-hand from a top team. Working in one of our busy restaurants, you’ll develop skills that are essential across a range of careers – including teamwork, leadership, communication, problem-solving and organisation. You’ll start with the basics, including hands-on experience of the kitchen, front counter, dining area and drive-thru. If all goes well, you’ll end the year managing an entire shift, under supervision, and sharing responsibility for up to 30 employees.

What we look for

Passionate about customer service and fired up by the idea of running a successful business, you’re ambitious and quick to learn. You enjoy inspiring and motivating others. Ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved, you’re energetic, hard-working and focused on results. And you like to get things right – every time.

This programme is a great start to a career at McDonald’s. To qualify, you should be a highly motivated undergraduate who’s looking to spend a year in industry. You must be legally allowed to work in the UK.


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


"I think this experience will be invaluable when doing my final year at university as I now have experiences that I can draw upon from a managerial perspective. Something that only a job like this can give you while still studying."

Karl, Restaurant Industrial Placement 2013/14

Application process


Step 1

Fill in our online application (this takes about an hour).


Step 2

If we like what we read, we’ll invite you to a restaurant to try out working with the team and have an interview with the Manager (this takes a full day).


Step 3

If you pass the assessment day, you’ll have a final stage interview with an Operations Manager.


Step 4

If all goes well, we’ll offer you a place.

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Our Restaurant Industrial Placement programme will open for applications in September 2017. Please check back later in the year to apply.

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