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Our Culture

Working for McDonald’s is more than just a job. It’s about you. Whatever you want to get out of your career – with McDonald’s, you can.

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.

Why choose a career with McDonald's?

  • Over 85% of McDonald’s employees told us they love the flexibility their job offers them
  • 9 in 10 of our Business Managers started with us as Crew Members
  • 1/3 of our executive team started their career in one of our restaurants
  • Each year we invest over £43 million in training to develop our people
  • Apprenticeships on offer if you want to earn and gain nationally recognised qualifications

Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships


Aged 16+? If you’re ready to learn new skills for life this could be for you.


Study for a cost-free degree and get real managerial responsibility right from the start.

“At the moment what I really love about McDonald's is that I can do my degree apprenticeship. That’s fantastic. It’s like every year McDonald's is coming up with something new.”

Thiago | 2nd ASSISTANT
“I started in McDonald's because it was part-time. I stayed because of the people. McDonald's supports you in terms of your training. They train you to exceed what you expected of yourself. ”

Afsana | Assistant Manager
“It is really important to be yourself because all our individuality comes into our work. What makes the company so good is that you’ve got all these different people and it works. ”

Josh | Shift Manager

Jay Hutton | Made At McDonald's

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Our People

At McDonald’s, we’re proud to employ great people who are passionate about their jobs. But they’re all different. Some want to improve their prospects. Others want a job that fits round their family life. And some just want to earn a bit of extra cash working with good, friendly people at a place where they can grow. Everyone who works here wants and needs different things. And no matter who you are, what you need and where you’re going, McDonald’s can be a part of it.

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the largest private sector employers of young people in the UK. Three-quarters of our employees are aged 16-25. For just under half of our people, their job with McDonald’s is their first.

McDonald’s is a great place to learn business skills that last a lifetime. Communication, teamwork and time management are vital to the job our employees do every day. But they are also transferable to many different career paths.

Great opportunities as this come with training to match. Every year, we invest over £43 million in developing our people. Every one of the 120,000 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 apprenticeships and qualifications, many of them nationally recognised.

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