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


Trainee Manager Nationwide

  • Comprehensive training
  • Flexible hours
  • Rapid progression

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

Meet 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.

Where You Will Be


Onwards to our company and culture…

We are McDonald's

The world-leading family restaurant that has been at the heart of communities for over 43 years.

Our Culture


Our Culture - What we do

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 we're ranked 6th in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies list for 2017, feature in the Guardian's top 300 Graduate Employers and appear in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list too.

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.

We ask you how you want to progress your own career.

Training at McDonald's


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 Graduates - Who we are

The role has taught me how to lead a business and how to lead a team, from profit and loss to communicating and management skills.

Sophie's Graduate Story


Rebecca's Graduate Story


My favourite thing about working at McDonald's has got to be the people... The whole team made me feel welcome and I really enjoy my job.

Our Future - Where we're going

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. Our business comprises of more than 1,270 restaurants (including franchises) and employs over 110,000 people in this country. We also work with hundreds of suppliers and thousands of British and Irish farmers.

We are passionate about offering a lot to 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 employees, we offer fantastic career opportunities in everything from Restaurant Operations to HQ.  

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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