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At McDonald’s, we’re proud to employ great people who are passionate about their jobs. But they’re all different. Some want to improve their prospects. Others want a job that fits round their family life. And some just want to earn a bit of extra cash working with good, friendly people at a place where they can grow. Everyone who works here wants and needs different things. And no matter who you are, what you need and where you’re going, McDonald’s can be a part of it.


"People are at the heart of McDonald's business. Staff love the supportive working environment, which values respect, fairness and camaraderie."

We are proud to employ great people who are passionate about their jobs and we respect that everyone is different. Some want to improve job prospects, others want flexibility to work around family life and some just want to earn a bit of extra cash working in a fun, friendly environment. No matter who you are, what you need or where you're going, you can find what you're looking for at McDonald's.

Crew member

We want every one of our customers to have a brilliant experience, every time they visit. That means great food in a clean and friendly restaurant. As a Crew Member, you'll make it happen, whether you're preparing food, serving on the till or helping out in the dining areas. We'll train you in our high standards of customer service, food preparation, and cleanliness & hygiene. But the rest is up to you.

Fact: 95% of our restaurant managers started our as crew members.

Customer care assistant

You'll be the person who offers our customers a warm welcome to the restaurant and anticipates what they need. That means everything from explaining the menu to getting to know our regular customers. Working mostly in the dining area, you'll monitor quality and cleanliness and ensure everything runs smoothly. We'll train you in our high standards of customer service, cleanliness & hygiene. But the rest is up to you.

What we look for

A genuine smile and an ability to connect with others is a great start. You love dealing with different types of people and are ready to work as part of a team. High levels of energy are vital. You're efficient at getting things done, but that doesn't mean you skip on the details. You like to get things right - every time.

McDonald’s Work Experience Programme

Virtual Work Experience

Work Experience is a great way to build your skills and your CV and find out what you could enjoy doing in the world of work.

We have created a virtual Work Experience programme which showcases the skills and behaviours that employers most often look for.

The module introduces students to the key employability skills McDonald’s are looking for.

The modules should each take approximately one hour to complete and consist of a workbook with activities, supported by a number of short videos.

Students can complete the workbooks digitally or they can be printed.

McDonald’s Virtual Work Experience


In this programme you will learn how McDonald’s can help you develop valuable skills to help you now and in the future, no matter what industry you want to work in.

There is a workbook to complete with videos that can be watched first before moving to the next section. Inside the workbook you will find questions, quizzes and activities to help you digest and think about what you have learnt from each video. The workbook is yours to keep.  Remember to download it to your device and make sure to save your answers as you go.

1.       Download and use your digital workbook

2.       Watch the video clips (below) when prompted in the workbook



Interview Skills

Why McDonald's

Meet The Team


Ray Kroc - "None of us is as good as all of us"

We understand that none of us can be as successful on our own as all of us together, therefore we take pride in and celebrate our success as a group. Proud of the high standards we set ourselves in terms of the quality and acclaim of our training, we strive continually to improve our processes and our people. Working together also often means developing lifelong friendships.

This strong team culture is built on ongoing events throughout the year including the Ronald McDonald House Charity football tournament and crew parties, where we celebrate the success of our training graduates and the many local community sponsorships we are involved in.

In-Restaurant Work Experience

We hope you’ve enjoyed the McDonald’s virtual work experience and that you may now consider the restaurant work experience which builds on the skills you will have learnt through the module

Designed in partnership with careersportal.ie our Work Experience programme is aimed at full-time students looking for the skills that will support their future careers. Joining the team in your local McDonald's restaurant, you'll gain valuable work experience and learn new skills that will last you a lifetime. These include planning and organisation, communication, confidence when dealing with customers, decision-making and team work. It's also a great opportunity to meet new people!

If you enjoy your work experience, you could have the opportunity to work for us in the future. Go to careersportal.ie or drop into your nearest McDonald's for more information.

Our community

As a modern, progressive, responsible company, we believe in making a positive difference in our community? from the way we source our menu ingredients to the support we give to local causes.

In the words of Ray Kroc, our founder,

"We have an obligation to give something back to th ecommunities that give us so much"


McDonald's may be one of the world's biggest and best-known brands, yet we are in essence a local company. With strong community ties, we want to make a difference to the people and places where we reside. We also support Ronald McDonald House Charity, which provides families with free accommodation close to their children in Crumlin Children's Hospital.

We strongly encourage our crew to contribute to their community, fostering a sense of pride in our organisation and the areas in which we work.

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