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.

85 %

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

90 %

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

33 %

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 & 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 our 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.

Training and Development at McDonalds


Benefits - holiday pay

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.

Benefits - discounts

Discounts at major high-street retailers


You'll receive discounts at hundreds of national retailers.

Benefits - pension

Pension scheme


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

Benefits - performance review

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.

Benefits - flexible schedule

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.

Benefits - service awards

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. 

Benefits - free meal

Free meal during shift


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

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.

We are delighted to have won the Large Youth Friendly Employer of the Year 2019 at the Youth Employment UK Awards in recognition of our commitment to youth employment.

Youth Employment UK helps UK organisations build and maintain a youth friendly culture by helping organisations overcome barriers young people have to employment and to ultimately create accessible opportunities for them.

Achieving this award recognises the opportunities we offer and the training we have in place to help maximise the potential of all young people.

For support on how to build your employability skills, visit the Get Job Ready site below for great tips and advice.


Restaurant opportunities

Crew Member

Crew Member

Customer Care <br> Assistant

Customer Care

Customer Experience <br> Leader

Customer Experience

Early career opportunities

Student Work <br> Experience Programme

Student Work
Experience Programme

Progressive Young <br> Farmer

Progressive Young

Apprenticeship Programme

Apprenticeship Programme

Management Degree <br> Apprenticeship Programme

Management Degree
Apprenticeship Programme

Trainee Manager

Trainee Manager

Head office opportunities

Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain, New Product Development,
Business Strategy and Insight, Corporate Affairs