I always wanted to learn how to box, so I was really excited when a friend at work offered to teach me. He used to be a boxer, so he knows what he’s doing. I was able to move to early shifts and now I box every week. I’m really enjoying it and I’m getting pretty good, too.
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I first applied to McDonald’s because I’d heard they were a really flexible employer – I’m always busy, so that was really attractive to me. I help out at a local youth group, taking the girls on camping trips, things like that. I also volunteer at a swimming club where I help the kids learn to swim and I do a lot of charity bits and pieces. But because I can move my shifts around, I’m able to keep it all up.
I’ve done pretty much every role there is in the restaurant – I’ve been here for 12 years – and I can see myself staying here for a long time yet. The business is always changing, so it never gets boring. Plus I’ve picked up loads of skills I can use in my everyday life – I even do the accounts for my mum’s club!
Carly, Shift Manager
Delivering great customer service is the best part of my job. I’m from a very close-knit family, so I love being around people and, at the same time, letting people get to know me. Making people feel happy and making sure they have a good time makes me feel great.
This is definitely where I want to stay for the rest of my career – it’s like a second home. I know the team, I know the regulars and it’s always great to meet new people and build new relationships.
Rudolph, Customer Care Assistant
I’ve got a pretty busy life. I’ve got a young family, I play a fair bit of football and I’m studying part-time for a law degree. In three years’ time, I hope to be a solicitor and I’ll be grateful to McDonald’s for giving me the freedom to fit my role around my commitments.
Working at McDonald’s is like nothing else – I’ve met people from all sorts of different places and backgrounds. And because every day comes with its own different challenges, I’ve built a fantastic rapport with my team. We really are like a second family.
Matthew, Assistant Manager
The fantastic training McDonald’s offers is the reason I got to where I am now. Even though I started part-time while I was still at school, I was able to progress to Manager within a year. Nowadays it’s me doing the training!
I really enjoy the lifestyle my job gives me. I’m totally happy in my role now, but it’s great to know I can progress through the company and, because I can work the late shift, still have time to see my friends too.
Hollie, Assistant Manager
I left school at 16 and my friends recommended McDonald’s as a good place to work. They said it was somewhere to get good life skills – and they were right. The training and support gave me the confidence to work my way up from Crew Trainer to Assistant Manager, plus I can move my shifts around to look after my son. I’m excited to see what the next few years have in store.
A big part of my role is the people. I’ve made some good friends from different teams and different locations, so it’s good to have the flexibility to meet up outside of work and play a bit of football.
Ryan, Assistant Manager