Working for McDonald’s is more than just a job. We’re a business that aims to have a positive impact in everything we do. We offer good value, quality food and a fantastic experience for our customers. But it’s not just about the millions of meals we serve each year. It’s also about the hundreds of communities across the UK where you’ll find our restaurants, and the thousands of people who work in those. It’s about you. Whatever you want to get out of your career – with McDonald’s, you can.

Our culture

Things move fast at McDonald’s, whether we’re serving our customers or helping our people build their futures. In our workplace, we promote flexibility, opportunity, equality and development. McDonald’s employees come from all walks of life, but share a common approach: positivity. We know that happy employees help to make happy customers, so we want you to enjoy your work.

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Over 85% of McDonald’s employees told us that they love the flexibility their job offers them

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9 in 10 of our Business Managers started with us as Crew members

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1/3 of our executive team started their career in one of our restaurants

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Each year we invest £43 million in training to develop our people

Training and development

Great opportunities at McDonald’s come with training to match. Every year, we invest over £43 million in developing our people. Every one of the 110,000 employees working for McDonald’s has the opportunity to take part in structured training, whether it’s in customer service, team work or financial management. Plus, you can achieve an array of qualifications with us, many of them nationally recognised.



Holiday pay


Work full-time and you'll receive 28 days' holiday a year. Work part-time and your holiday will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.


Discounts at major high-street retailers


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.


Pension scheme


If you're eligible you'll be automatically enrolled into our pension scheme with NEST.

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Performance reviews


We'll review your performance three times during your first year, and every six months from then on. Your pay will be reviewed annually based on these reviews.


Flexible scheduling


We know that a good work/life balance is vital, so we offer a flexible approach to scheduling. You can make informal flexible working requests via our online platform.


Service awards


We celebrate continuous service by awarding you with retail gift vouchers – £75 for 5 years’ service, all the way up to £1,000 for 30 years’ service. 


Free meal during shift


You'll be entitled to a free meal during your shift.


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.

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

A great place to work Employer Awards 2017 – Innovation in Flexible Working

We are delighted that in November 2017, we were awarded the Top Employer for Innovation in Flexible Working by The judges recognised our approach to Guaranteed Hours contracts and the flexibility that this offered to our employees.

Find out more

Take a look around to discover what McDonald’s could do for you.

Restaurant opportunities

Early career opportunities

Head office opportunities

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