McDonalds offers professional careers for talented graduates

McDonald's offers professional careers for talented graduates

McDonald's provides graduates with essential training and skills to progress their professional careers.

Many of McDonald's corporate employees have either progressed through McDonald's restaurants as Crew Members and Managers or have previously worked at a restaurant, for example while at school or university.

Working at McDonald's corporate offices

McDonald's is always looking for talented individuals to fill positions within the various departments of its corporate offices.

Some of the types of positions include:

  • Development & Supply Chain: includes Design, Construction, Real Estate, Workplace Safety, Supply Chain, Product Development and Quality Assurance teams.
  • Information Technology: includes Restaurant IT Solutions, Corporate Solutions and our IT Project Management teams
  • Marketing: includes the Brand and Strategy, Media and Sponsorship as well as the State Marketing teams
  • Operations Management & Restaurant Solutions Group: includes the Field Service Team (Franchise restaurants), the McOpCo Team (McDonald’s Operating Company restaurants), and the Operations Development, Training and Measurement teams
  • Human Resources & Corporate Communications: includes the Human Resources and Corporate Services Teams. Corporate Communications are responsible for both the Public Relations and Internal Communications within McDonald’s
  • Finance: includes the Operations Finance and Corporate Finance teams
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®): includes National RMHC House Development, National Learning Program Management, Fundraising and Communications
  • Legal: includes our team responsible for understanding the law as it applies to McDonald’s and the identification and resolution of legal issues

Graduate McDonalds

Become a trainee manager at McDonald's

McDonald's intensive management training programme is the first step to managing a McDonald's restaurant. Graduates learn the business from the ground up which 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 they become an expert in every aspect of the restaurant’s routine.

From managing a small team, employees can progress to being responsible for an entire shift. And, as experience increases, there are opportunties to take on specific areas of the restaurant such as recruitment, maintenance or accounts. From then on, there’s no limit to how far a career pathway can go.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Holiday pay
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Performance reviews
  • Paid sabbatical
  • Free meal during shift
  • Learning and development


Manager McDonalds 

"I really love the variety of people that you meet. You work with people of all ages - mums, dads, everyone, it's like one big family. I've learned a lot of skills on the job, but I do find that communication if the most essential skill," says Afsana. "As an Assistant Manager, it's so important to understand what's going on in the restaurant or how people feel. I have made some great, lifelong friends at McDonald's over the past few years, it helps that we all like to socialise!"

How to apply

Step 1: Fill in an online application (this takes about an hour).

Step 2: If you meet the job requirements, we’ll ask you to complete a psychometric test.

Step 3: If you match our criteria, you’ll then be invited to an assessment day in our Head Office, followed by working a shift in one of our restaurants.

Step 4: Finally, you’ll have an interview with the Area Manager or Franchisee. If all goes well, we’ll offer you a job.

Gain vauable leadership experience as a McDonald's graduate

The essential skills and training for a leadership career is impressive at McDonald's so why not consider searching and applying for a relevant role today?


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