Opportunities at McDonald’s span a wide range of roles, not just those you see in the restaurants. Behind the scenes we’re busy sourcing ingredients, looking for the most efficient way to transport our goods, and making our business an environmentally sustainable one. In fact, we have 28 central functions based at our Head Office in London and four other regional offices. Find out more about where your skills fit in.

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At McDonald's, inclusion starts with hello.

At McDonald's, we welcome nearly 4 million customers every day across our UK restaurants. Every customer is unique, and every community we operate in is different.

Our ambition is to be one of the UK’s most inclusive employers and we can only achieve this through our people. From restaurant to office to franchises, our people reflect the diversity of the UK and we want them to feel that they can be their true selves at work.

It takes each of us to make a change for all of us, creating an inclusive culture can simply start with saying ‘hello’.

What we look for

We look for people who embody our company values. That means putting the customer experience at the core of all we do, valuing colleagues, operating ethically and giving back to the community. And, of course, we wouldn’t be McDonald’s if we didn’t strive every day to learn, innovate and improve.


While there are entry-level positions in many of these Head Office teams, if you join at a more senior level, we’ll expect you to bring relevant skills and expertise. That way, you can start making a difference from day one.

McDonald's Head Office Jobs


Benefits - holiday pay

Holiday pay


All full-time office employees will receive 25 days’ paid holiday a year.

Benefits - discounts

Discounts at major high-street retailers


You’ll receive discounts at hundreds of national retailers.

Benefits - pension

Stakeholder pension scheme


As an office employee, you’ll have the opportunity to join the stakeholder pension scheme.

Benefits - performance review

Performance reviews


We’ll review your performance formally every six months. Your pay will be reviewed annually based on these reviews.

Benefits - medical care

Private medical care


Office employees receive private medical care, either immediately or following 6 months’ service, depending on the level of your role.

Benefits - Paid sabbatical

Paid sabbatical


To recognise your hard work and commitment, we will award you with up to two months’ paid sabbatical leave following every 10 years of consecutive service. 

Benefits - Life assurance

Life assurance


Should you contribute a minimum of 3% to your pension, you will be eligible for Life Assurance cover at 4x your basic salary.

Benefits - learning and development

Learning and development


At McDonald’s, we believe in opportunity for everyone. If you want to learn, develop and further progress your career, we’ll give you the chance – no matter how long you’ve been with us or how many hours you work.

Application process


Step 1

Fill in an online application (this takes about 20 minutes) – be sure to have your CV ready!


Step 2

If we like what we read, we’ll invite you to a competency-based interview.


Step 3

We may then ask you to a second interview, possibly with an associated task to present or complete.


Step 4

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