School Leaver Degree Apprenticeship

by McDonald's

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Job Details

28th February 2022
£18,000 - £19,999
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
Catering & Hospitality, Business & Administration
England, Scotland

School Leaver Degree Apprenticeship

Annual Salary: £18,750 - £31,000 across 5 years

Location: as this is a restaurant-based position we are recruiting apprentices in all locations across England and Scotland. This apprenticeship is currently not open to applicants from Wales and Ireland.
The McDonald’s Management Degree Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to gain real-life management experience following our structured and industry recognised training programmes, while at the same time studying towards a degree qualification with Manchester Metropolitan University/Glasgow Caledonian University.

We are an inclusive employer and customer experience is at the heart of everything we do. We continually look for talented people who can lead from the front and fully express their diversity. This hands-on role is an opportunity for you to act as a role model for the business and deliver great customer experience in our restaurants.

The opportunity...

From day one you’ll be rolling up your sleeves as part of a restaurant team, learning how every aspect of our restaurants work from preparing food in the kitchen to serving customers on front counter!
Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll quickly start developing your management skills following our management development programme. The first year of your apprenticeship will be completely focused on training you up to be a shift leader, managing teams of up to 60 people, while working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship (Hospitality Supervisor).

The following four years will be spent working towards a BA (hons) degree in Business Management and Retail from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)/Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and chartered manager status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

During this time you’ll gain hands-on restaurant experience; creating staff rotas, managing accounts and business planning.

Throughout the five-year programme you will gain loads of practical experience and progress through different management roles. You’ll help make real business decisions and could even go on to manage your own restaurant.

Which team will I be part of...

We’re looking for people that are comfortable rolling up their sleeves and getting involved. Quick learners that have providing a great customer experience and delivering high standards at the top of their minds.

The ability to maintain high energy levels whilst working efficiently is also essential.

Finally, we are looking for those that have an aptitude towards problem solving, decision making and motivating, leading and inspiring people.

To apply:


  • You’ll need to have 104–112 UCAS points (A level grades BCC – BBC) or equivalent alternative qualifications.
  • You will also need C/4 in GCSE English & Maths or Key skills level 2.
  • Have been a resident in the UK for 3 or more years (ETW must be provided)


  • You’ll need Four SQA Highers at B Level or above (this could include a Foundation Apprenticeship)
  • Nat 5 Maths at C Level or above
  • Have been a resident in the UK for 3 or more years (ETW must be provided)

About McDonald's

McDonald’s is the largest restaurant chain in the world. We serve over 3.7 million customers a day in our 1,300 UK restaurants alone. Customer experience is at the heart of everything we do, and as our business continues to grow we continually look for new ways to lead from the front.

How to apply

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Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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