On November 2nd 2015, over 260 employees from McDonald’s Ireland were awarded City & Guilds qualifications.
Our graduates were awarded with their certificates in a graduation ceremony in the Royal College of Surgeons. McDonald’s employees have the opportunity to earn an internationally recognised qualification with City and Guilds through an in-house training programme.
The City and Guilds certification recognises and develops their skills, rewards their commitment to learning and to McDonald’s. The certifications are a Diploma in Hospitality and a NVQ Certificate in Customer Care.
McDonald’s annual Scholarship winners for 2015 were invited to the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire, with their family and friends to receive their Scholarship award on the 3rd of September 2015.
Minister Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation presented the awards. These awards have been supported and endorsed by Brian Mooney, guidance counsellor, Oaklands College, Co. Dublin. Every year the McDonald’s crew have the opportunity to win €1,000 towards their education.
The Annual Scholarship program has been running for over 10 years and supports McDonald’s education and lifelong learning core values. This year, applicants were asked to complete an assignment on how McDonald’s could connect better with customers using social media.
Business Manager’s Conference
Every year, McDonald’s unveils its business strategy for the following year to all the restaurant managers in the business. This year the conference took place in Malta. The managers went on a trip to Malta for 4 nights and enjoyed team building activities, a business overview and lots of fun over the 4 days.