Meet our people

What sort of person do you think works at McDonald's? There are over 97,000 people working and learning with us in the UK. We decided to invite some of them to star in our latest campaign, giving you the opportunity to get to know them and make up your own mind about us.


Working a shift at McDonald's: Jake

YouTubers Emily-Victoria Canham and Jake Boys recently visited our London restaurant to see what goes on behind the counter. Click on play to watch what they got up to.


Working a shift at McDonald's: Emily

YouTubers Emily-Victoria Canham and Jake Boys recently visited our London restaurant to see what goes on behind the counter. Click on play to watch what they got up to.


At McDonald's we believe that by putting our employees first in our business we will attract and retain the most dedicated and motivated people. This Prospectus explains our education credentials and the values which underpin our everyday business practice. To find out more about what we offer as an employer and training provider, download our Prospectus.


Alicia is a crew member from Trent Bridge. She decided to apply for a job at McDonald’s whilst she was sitting in one of our restaurants! She is currently studying her AS levels and likes that McDonald’s fits in around that.


Nathan is an Apprentice from Kent. He chose to work for McDonald’s as he wanted to be able to get his maths and English qualification whilst working and earning money. His confidence has really grown and he was recently recognised for his hard work by winning the regional heats of the National Apprenticeship Award.


Tash is a Customer Care Assistant from Caterrick Garrison. She chose to work for McDonald’s as it fits in with her family’s lifestyle; she likes that she can fit her job around school hours and not work during the holidays.


Ash is a crew trainer, from Oxford, who applied for a job at McDonald’s to develop her management skills. She loves to inspire people to do a better job – “there’s nothing better than being able to look at someone and say I trained them”.


Andy is a shift manger from Bury, St Edmunds. As a primary carer to his parents, McDonald’s provides Andy the flexibility he needs, as well as the opportunity to save for University. “People don’t realise how much you can get out of McDonald’s. You can get qualifications and learn practical skills like hospitality or even do your bit for the environment. There’s something for everyone”.


Sammy Jo discovered McDonald’s at a careers fair whilst studying for a Psychology degree. She was attracted to the fast paced environment at McDonald’s and joined us as a Trainee Manager. Her ambition is to manage a busy restaurant in the next five years.


Alex is a Business Manager in Lancaster. He has worked with us for over 12 years and loves that his job is rewarding. As well as developing his own employees, Alex has also been able to invest in his own development by completing a Foundation Degree in Business Management.

We are 9th! - The Sunday Times Best Company List

We are extremely proud to announce that we have made The Sunday Times ‘25 Best Big Companies’ list for the fifth consecutive year, achieving 9th position.

This is a fantastic achievement and something we should all be proud of!

With 3.2 million customers visiting our restaurants every day, the award recognises our commitment to delivering excellent customer service, as well as praising some of the great employment initiatives McDonald’s have introduced in recent years.

To find out more, download our Best Companies profile here: