Our Student Work Experience Programme is aimed at full-time students looking for the ideas and skills that will support their future careers. Joining the team in your local McDonald’s restaurant for either five or ten days, you’ll gain valuable 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. It’s also a great opportunity to meet new people!


What we look for

This programme is open to full-time students aged 14 to 19. We look for enthusiasm, dedication and a professional attitude. You must also be committed to getting the best from the experience. You don’t have to have ambitions to work with McDonald’s – this experience will boost any CV.


I was offered a job at McDonald’s after I did some work experience while I was at school. First I was trained. Then I was promoted. Then I was promoted again. It’s made me realise just how much I can achieve.

Jacob, Crew Member

Application process


Step 1

Find a restaurant in your area that is offering a Student Work Experience Placement.


Step 2

Complete our online form (you’ll need the email address of your Work Experience Coordinator from school or college – make sure to contact them first, for their permission to share these details).


Step 3

If we like what we read, we’ll invite you to the restaurant for a 15 minute interview. If successful, we’ll offer you a place.