90% of our Business Managers began in our restaurants
A third of our senior leaders and 90% of our Business Managers began their careers in junior roles within our restaurants. So they know just where a McDonald’s start can take you.
By 2030, our goal is that 40% of all corporate leadership roles are held by those who are from underrepresented groups – whether racial or ethnic, sexual diversity and gender identity, socio-economically disadvantaged, or physical and mental disability.
To help us achieve this goal, we recently launched our 2022 Corporate Placement Programme to give hourly paid restaurant employees the opportunity to join McDonald’s corporate offices for a year long work placement, with the aim of providing them with opportunities to learn valuable and transferable skills to many types of jobs and sectors. The Programme, which consists of two cohorts a year, aims to reach potential candidates from across the UK&I regardless of prior level of education and background with the aim to open doors to a variety of roles through an equitable and values based application process.
We are also asking our suppliers to join us on this mission, by signing a mutual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment. By using our influence beyond our own business, we are helping to break down barriers to opportunity.