Expanding our apprenticeship programme
Our apprenticeships programme has already given over 19,500 people a flying start to their careers since 2006. We’re now increasing our ambitions to ensure that, as with all our employment opportunities, our apprentices will be representative of the communities in which we serve.
This year, we’ve celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2022 to raise awareness of the breadth of our apprenticeships, recognising and applauding success stories across the country. To encourage applicants, we created and shared Apprenticeship Toolkits full of resource materials for mentors, managers, and employees across our restaurant network including the launch of six new corporate apprenticeshipsspanning accounts and finance, digital marketing, project management, business analytics, data science and accounting and taxation. To find out more about McDonald’s Apprenticeship Programme, visit our website here.
Our focus on great people extends to our supply chain as well. We work with over 23,000 British and Irish farmers, helping them through our Farm Forward programme to build sustainable businesses, for themselves and for the planet. It’s not just about people who are already farmers either. By 2030, we will kick-start over 100 careers in food and farming for young people from diverse backgrounds through our McDonald’s Young Talent programme.