Leadership Development Programme
graduate scheme

Leadership Development Programme

UK wide
Time left to apply
21 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

KFC are looking for their next generation of leaders. Our 36 month programme starts in September, you will hit the ground running in one of our restaurants, on a fast-track leadership journey to restaurant management in just 12 months. Rotating through at least two different restaurants, learning everything there is to know about our products, restaurants, teams and customers, combining on the job training with a challenging and inspiring leadership development framework.

You’ve honed your leadership skills and built real business credibility in restaurant operations. You will spend the second half of the programme in a central support role at our Head Office in Woking, whether that’s HR, finance, supply chain or various others. Or if you are passionate about operations you could have an opportunity in a field based role supporting our restaurant teams or to take all the skills you learned in your 12 months of training and show us how it is done; making a big impact in your own restaurant. Either way you’ll be getting to know your team, building your ability to influence at a senior level, self-manage and increase your strategic thinking ability. Setting you up for success to apply for a role outside of the Graduate Programme emerging a business leader who can innovate, and influence direction on a global scale.

Company information

KFC is part of Yum! Restaurants with over 41,000 restaurants, operating in 140 countries so the opportunities are truly global. KFC UKI employs 25,000 people in over 880 restaurants, delivering over £1 billion in sales annually and opening around 35 new restaurants every year. It’s big business but there is more to KFC than just our size, each restaurant is a space where our teams and customers can be themselves; friendly and authentic.

Person requirements

Your academic achievements will be matched with strong interpersonal skills, a passion for team work and customer service and a tenacious drive for results. You are ambitious by nature, adaptable, resilient, commercially aware, and can inspire and motivate the people around you.

You have high levels of positive energy and build strong relationships with a diverse group of people; you are a naturally gifted leader and earn trust by being authentic. You will also hold a full UK driving licence.

Qualifications and experience requirements

You will have 2:1 degree (predicted or achieved). If you are interested in pursuing a role in New Product Development or IT etc. you will require role specific degree such as food science or computer science otherwise any discipline is welcome.

Accepted degree subjects




Flexible benefits including pension, healthcare etc


UK wide

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Five

Closing date: 31/12/2016

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/12/2016