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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Not specified
  • Starting salaries: £18.5k - £21.5k
  • Regions: Nationwide
  • Industries: Food, Services, Management
  • Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: 08705 244622
  • Address: London Office:

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd
11 - 59 High Road
East Finchley
N2 8AW

What is McDonalds?

McDonald's is one of, if not the, world's largest and most recognisable fast food restaurant, to the extent that their giant 'M' logo has even been immortalised in films and songs. And its not just dead-end jobs flipping burgers they offer - they offer a number of graduate management career opportunities to join an ever expanding company that takes its customers' needs and environmental responsibility very seriously. In all, it offers graduates an interesting management career in a very demanding industry.

What roles are available at McDonalds?


Application process for McDonalds.

Apply online here.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for McDonalds.

Applicants must have excellent leadership skills and motivational qualities. They should be energetic, committed and hard working - essential characteristics to survive in a fast-paced environment. In addition applicants must have good decision making skills at all times. McDonald's employs people on individual merit who have the right characteristic, and so considers applications from graduates from any discipline.

Future prospects and training at McDonalds.

The process starts with an intensive 18 week programme giving graduates all the background knowledge they need to move into job based training. McDonald's Trainee Business Management programme then offers graduates everything they need to build a career in management - first hand experience, the chance to develop interpersonal skills and industry specific knowledge. Graduates will first act as Second Assistant Managers, but can quickly move through the early ranks based on performance and suitability. Further promotion opportunities exist for those graduates with the skill and desire to take them, with senior and executive positions a possibility for the most suitable candidates.

Other comments about McDonalds.


If you have applied to McDonald's, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

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