Mangement Degree Apprentice

Mangement Degree Apprentice

McDonald's Restaurants
UK wide
Time left to apply
23 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Step out of school into a management career

McDonald’s is well known for recruiting people in their teens and early twenties, but not just as part-time Crew Members who are still at school or college. We have a history of delivering strong training programmes and giving our people the opportunity to have long-term careers within the business. Learning and development is a part of our culture and something that we continually build on, recently launching our Management Degree Apprenticeship.

The programme lasts five years and gives you the opportunity to follow a structured training programme, which leads to valuable qualifications. At the end of it, participants will have gained loads of practical experience and progressed through different management roles. They will have helped make real business decisions and could even go on to manage their own restaurant.

There is a financial advantage too. The Management Degree Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to earn while you learn. You won’t have the tuition fees, or the student loan, but you will be paid a competitive salary that increases as you progress through the programme.

A future career

Although the programme has a duration of five years, you won’t stay at a junior level for the whole time. During your first year, you could be promoted to Shift Manager as you continue your level 3 apprenticeship. If successful both in your role and in passing the level 3 qualification, you will progress to the degree and find yourself advancing to Second Assistant, then First Assistant Manager. By the end of the programme, if you’ve impressed, you could even be a Business Manager.

A taste of university life

The programme has been developed in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), giving you the opportunity to get stuck into the student experience. In your second year you will start spending three-to-four day residential blocks at MMU, learning about a range of business management topics from leadership to business strategy.

Around 12 days a year will be spent at university from the second year of the programme, during which apprentices join the 37,000-strong student community at MMU and have access to some of the same services, such as the library.

An opportunity with added skills

Participants will find themselves doing a huge variety of things, including rolling up their sleeves in the kitchen, front counter and drive-thru, but as they progress, they will also learn to make management decisions, getting involved in rotas and recruitment, and keeping an eye on budgets.


To apply you will require 104–112 UCAS points (A level grades BCC – BBC) or equivalent alternative qualifications. As well as, GCSE grade C or 4 in English and maths.

Company information

McDonald’s has run its business in the UK since 1974 and currently operates just over 1,270 restaurants across the UK, employing over 115,000 people. It’s one of the largest employers of young people in the UK, with around 75,000 16-25 year olds currently employed.


The Management Degree Apprenticeship combines McDonald’s Management Curriculum with study at Manchester Metropolitan University. Students will attend McDonald’s leadership courses at their head office in London and then from year two spend three to four day residential blocks at the university campus in Manchester.



Benefits include holiday and sick pay, stakeholder pension and employee discount schemes.


UK wide

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: 30

Closing date: 15/02/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 15/02/2018

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