This intensive management training programme is the first step to managing one of our UK restaurants. Over the course of six months, you’ll learn our business from the ground up. That means hands-on experience of the kitchen, front counter, dining area and drive-thru – as well as working breakfast, daytime, evening and overnight shifts, so you’ll soon be an expert in every aspect of the restaurant’s routine. From managing a small team, you’ll progress up to being responsible for an entire shift. And, as your experience increases, you’ll take on specific areas of the restaurant such as recruitment, maintenance or accounts. From then on, there’s no limit to how far you can go.

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’re someone who leads by example and enjoys inspiring and motivating others. Ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved, you’re energetic, self-motivated, hard-working and focused on results. And you like to get things right – every time.

This fast-track programme is open to graduates and people with business experience. To take advantage of the best opportunities to learn and develop, you’ll need to be flexible about working shifts and mobile within your region.

Benefits

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£21,500 - £24,500 starting salary

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As a new Trainee Manager you’ll receive a competitive salary of £21,500 – £24,500, depending on the location of the restaurant you are based in. 

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Holiday pay

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6 weeks’ paid holiday is awarded to all Trainee Managers who join us at McDonald’s.

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Discounts at major high-street retailers

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You’ll receive discounts at over 800 national retailers. You’ll also receive a personalised card which gives you discounts on selected McDonald’s food.

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Stakeholder pension scheme

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As a Trainee Manager, you will have the opportunity to join the stakeholder pension scheme.

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Childcare vouchers

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If you’re a parent or legal guardian, you could be entitled to Childcare Vouchers – a tax efficient way of paying for childcare.

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Performance reviews

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We’ll review your performance formally every six months, with regular catch-ups in between. Your pay will be reviewed annually based on these reviews.

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Paid sabbatical

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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.

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Free meal during shift

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You’ll have the opportunity to receive a free meal during your shift. 

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

Profiles

"I’ve picked up loads of important skills, like confidence and team work – I’m even on my way to becoming a manager. Without this job, I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I can now."

Alex, Trainee Manager

Application process

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Step 1

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

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If we like what we read, we’ll ask you to complete a psychometric test.

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If you match our criteria, you’ll then be invited to a one-day assessment centre in one of our restaurants.

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Finally, you’ll have an interview with the Area Operations Manager or Franchisee. If all goes well, we’ll offer you a job.

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