McDonalds supports its women to progress the business

McDonald's supports its women to progress the business

Working for McDonald’s is more than just a job - it's a global culture, community, and support network. Whatever you want to get out of your career – with McDonald’s, you can.

For women, this means thriving in a flexible company culture, benefitting from a range of training and development opportunities, and seeing their work valued within an equal and inclusive workplace.

McDonald's flexible and equal culture

Things move fast at McDonald’s, whether it comes to serving customers or helping our people build their futures. In McDonald's workplaces, the company promotes flexibility, opportunity, equality and development.

McDonald’s employees come from all walks of life, but share a common approach: positivity. McDonald's knows that happy employees help to make happy customers, so it wants you to enjoy your work.

Training and development opportunities

Great opportunities at McDonald’s come with training to match. Every year, McDonald's invests over £43 million in developing their people. Every employee 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, employees can achieve an array of qualifications with the company, many of them well recognised.


Work in McDonald's corporate offices

Opportunities at McDonald’s span a wide range of roles, not just those you see in the restaurants. Behind the scenes employees are busy sourcing ingredients, looking for the most efficient way to transport goods, and making its business an environmentally sustainable one.

Benefits include:

  • Holiday pay
  • Discounts at major high-street retailers
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Performance reviews
  • Private medical care
  • Paid sabbatical
  • Life assurance
  • Learning and development

Who McDonald's looks for

McDonald's looks for people who embody its company values. This means putting the customer experience at the core of all that it does, valuing colleagues, operating ethically and giving back to the community. And, of course, McDonald's wouldn’t be McDonald’s if it didn’t strive every day to learn, innovate and improve.

While there are entry-level positions in many of these corproate teams, if you join at a more senior level, McDonald's will expect you to bring relevant skills and expertise. That way, you can start making a difference from day one.

How to apply

Step 1: Fill in an online application (this takes about 20 minutes) – be sure to have your CV ready!

Step 2: If McDonald's like what it reads, it will invite you to a competency-based interview.

Step 3: McDonald's may then ask you to a second interview, possibly with an associated task to present or complete.

Step 4: If all goes well, McDonald's will offer you a job.

McDonalds women

An inclusive and equal opportunities employer

Every McDonald's customer is unique, and every community it operates in is different. From restaurant to office to franchises, McDonald's people reflect this diversity and the company wants them to feel that they can be their true selves at work.

McDonald’s believes that the strength and diversity of its talent enable it to build a better, stronger McDonald’s. McDonald's is committed to creating a workplace where everyone – from crew to c-suite - is equally supported and empowered to realize their full potential.

Building a gender-balanced organization is a strategic priority for McDonald’s, as it helps us better understand and meet the needs of its customers, enables it to access the talent it needs to succeed, and is at the heart of its culture, where everyones to feel safe, valued, and free to be themselves.

Part of McDonald's commitment to building an equal work environment includes its Global Women's Leadership Network. The Network helps foster relationships, support career development opportunities and grow the business. It is also a source of mentors, role models, and sponsors, as well as giving women access to senior leadership, information on career strategies, and opportunities for advancement. 

Learn more about McDonald's commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in its business, including its Better Together: Gender Balance and Diversity strategy.

Progress your career at McDonald's

McDonald's is always looking for talented, experienced women to join its corporate teams and to help progress the business.

Search and apply for a job at McDonald's and enjoy professional and personal development.


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