The first McDonald’s restaurant was opened in 1974. Now, with over 1,250 UK restaurants, McDonald’s serve millions of customers for meals, create thousands of jobs and provide opportunities to local people and businesses. The people who believe in McDonald’s brand can completely take on their own slice of it.
McDonald’s is always looking for hands-on, ambitious people who are ready to make a long-term commitment to business. You won’t easily become a McDonald’s franchisee immediately. The franchise family has been working together at least 20 years, so it will take time for McDonald’s to get to know you and make sure you have the dedication, personality and communication skills for McDonald’s ambassadors. The recruitment for McDonald’s franchisees consists of 7 steps:
Do you think you would make a great McDonald’s franchisee? If you are confident to make a great McDonald’s franchisee, let’s apply for McDonald’s franchisee. Make sure that you’ve got all your financial details and references at hand – you’ll need this information to make progress in the future.
- Security checks
It is important to run a few important checks so that McDonald’s can be sure that you’re totally eligible and suitable to become a franchisee.
- The first interview
This first meeting gives McDonald’s a great chance to get to know more about you and find out the reasons why you think you’d be a great fit for McDonald’s.
- The first restaurant experience
One of the greatest things about being a McDonald’s franchisee is the chance to experience real situation in restaurant. This stage of the process will give you the opportunity to spend five days in a restaurant with a current Business Manager. It’ll be hard, but it’s a fantastic chance for you to see how the restaurants operate and make a good impression.
- Meet the franchise family
This is step in which you’ll get to meet a selection of McDonald’s current franchisees. Ask them anything you want to know. This is a good chance to make sure a McDonald’s franchise is really suitable for you.
- The second interview
Time for McDonald’s to delve a little deeper. Here McDonald’s will further explore your ability and suitability to be a franchisee. You’ll also be asked about your restaurant experience and at the same time, you’ll receive feedback.
- The panel interview
Owning a McDonald’s franchise is like joining a big family. That’s why it’s important for you to meet everyone you’ll be working with including senior leaders. At the panel interview, you’ll have a final interview with three of senior management team.
After passing above 7 steps, you can get a minimum of nine months full-time training.