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Be a Trainee Manager

Take the first step towards managing your own business on a training scheme designed to help you reach the top.


How and Why You Should Apply



  • • £22,000 starting salary 
  • • Comprehensive training
  • • Flexible hours
  • • Bi-annual performance reviews
  • • Company pension
  • • Discounts at over 800 nationwide retailers
  • • 6 weeks' paid holiday


What you will be doing

Build world-class leadership skills and experience at a pace that's right for you, as we help you to take your career in any direction that you choose.

  • You will start your journey with us on the shop-floor, learning how our operational business works
  • You will experience everything from serving customers to managing stock
  • You will build strong relationships with Crew Members, Crew Trainers, Customer Care teams, Assistant Managers and more
  • You will soon be promoted to 2nd Assistant Manager, cementing your position as a key member of the core restaurant management team
  • You will be given the support needed to continually develop your skills and progress even higher - to 1st Assistant, Business Manager, even a position in HQ.

What you will have

We know we can give you the training, knowledge, skills and confidence to soar. In return, we just ask the following of you...

  • You are able to provide a great service to customers at all times
  • You are passionate about developing other people within your team
  • You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves and willing to get involved with each area of the restaurant
  • You are a really quick learner, as there’s a lot to take in in a short space of time
  • You are logical and analytical
  • You are great with people
  • You are self-motivated, determined and ambitious
  • You are open to change - it's a diverse and challenging role so this will help
  • You are able to adhere to all of our policies and procedures. 


Your first year at McDonald's

Where You Will Be


Lucy, Assistant Manager

"I get to work with different people, I get to work in different environments, I get to share ideas and I get to innovate."

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are McDonald's

The world-leading family restaurant that has been at the heart of communities for nearly 45 years.

Our Culture


Our Culture

Whatever you're looking for in a job, you can find it with us. We offer flexible hours, accredited training, fantastic career prospects and a whole host of other rewards and benefits that fit around you and your lifestyle. That's why were consistently ranked as a Times Top 100 Graduate Employer and in the Guardian's top 300 Graduate Employers list as well as attaining the Investors in People Gold and the YEUK Youth Friendly Employer Awards.


Our People

We are proud of the development opportunities available to our grads. You'll be free to tailor your training to suit your own interest and goals, as well as having the support to gain recognised qualifications. We provide a launch pad to success; 9 out of 10 Restaurant Managers started with us at entry level.

Our employees come from all walks of life. However, they all share a common approach: positivity. We know that happy employees help to make happy customers, so we want you to enjoy your work.

Career Progression


McDonald's will give you the skills that you need to help develop your career and work through your progression at a pace that suits you.

Our Future

Why Graduates Are Key to Our Future


Chris, National Operations Director of UK and Ireland

We are not just a burger company. We are a global brand at the heart of hundreds of communities across the UK and Ireland. Our business comprises of nearly 1300 restaurants (including franchises) and employs over 120,000 people in the UK and Ireland.

We also work with hundreds of suppliers and thousands of British and Irish farmers. We are passionate about our customers and our people. For customers, we work hard to provide the highest quality food, variety of choice and excellent value for money. For our people, we offer fantastic career opportunities in everything from Restaurant Operations to Head Office. The future looks really bright for McDonald's, as we continue to evolve and introduce new products and restaurants. This is why we need graduates; we recognise that they bring fresh ideas, different skill-sets and the energy necessary for us to remain a world-leader.

Ultimately, things move fast at McDonald’s, whether that's the food that we serve to our customers or our graduates' progression.

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