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McDonald’s jobs: one of Ireland's largest employers joins Jobs Expo Dublin

McDonald's jobs
7 March 2017
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Interested in McDonald’s jobs? Don't miss Jobs Expo Dublin! McDonald’s will be exhibiting and recruiting at our careers fair on 22nd April 2017.

The first McDonald’s opened in Ireland on Grafton Street in May 1977. Since then, the company has grown and is now one of Ireland's largest employers.

McDonald's jobs

McDonald’s in Ireland employs over 4000 people, across more than 86 restaurants and creates 250 new jobs every year. For the last ten years, the company has been recognised on the Great Places to Work list. Furthermore, for the past two years, they have finished in the Top 7 companies in Ireland.

The company offers jobs across Ireland. In addition, McDonald’s offers flexible hours, accredited training, and the chance to progress your career.

Opportunities for staff

All employees take part in structured training across customer service, team work and restaurant operations. They also have the opportunity to achieve an array of qualifications with the company.

City & Guilds Ireland accredits McDonald’s Crew Development Programme (CDP). New employees start working through the CDP from day 1 and have the opportunity to work towards an NVQ Level 2 in Multi-Skilled Hospitality or Customer Care.

McDonald’s are also establishing a Manager’s Degree Programme with the National College of Ireland. In addition, members of the management team have the opportunity to complete third-level qualifications with the National College of Ireland.

Launched in 2001, the McDonald's Scholarship Programme offers employees the opportunity to win financial support towards their formal education or lifelong learning.

Could you be McDonald's crew?

McDonald’s looks for employees with genuine smiles and the ability to connect with others. Staff should love dealing with different types of people and be ready to work as part of a team. In addition, high levels of energy and efficiency plus attention to detail are needed.

The vast majority – 95 percent – of McDonald’s restaurant managers started out as crew members.

Work experience

Designed in partnership with, the McDonald’s Work Experience programme gives full-time students the chance to learn skills that will support their future careers. These include planning and organisation, communication, confidence when dealing with customers, decision-making and team work.


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