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Byrdan Ltd T/a McDonald's Wexford

Company/Organisation Profile

McDonald's is the largest chain of quick service restaurants in the world. Since 1977, we’ve been proud to serve the Irish people with some of their favourite food. And along the way, we’ve managed not just to live history, but create it:  from the first drive-thru restaurant in Europe, to the first McCafé in Europe to our ongoing food innovation, We opened our first restaurant in Ireland in 1977 on Dublin's Grafton Street and today we operate 84 restaurants throughout Ireland. We serve 150,000 customers per day and directly employ over 4,000 people. McDonald's has been at the forefront of serving our customers and continues to innovate and we hope you can join us to experience some of this excitement.

McDonald's are an equal opportunities employer. We recruit from all age groups, cultures and ability groups and provide employment to parents, students, teenagers, people with disabilities, senior citizens, people seeking part-time jobs with flexible hours and those looking for a long term career.

This year we were listed, for the ninth year running, in the Irish Independent's "Best Work Places in Ireland", placed 4th in the "20 Best Large Workplaces in Ireland".

Our Global brand ambition is “Good Food, Good People, Good Neighbour”. We pride ourselves on the quality and variety of food that we offer, the training, development and career opportunities that we provide to our people, our flexible hours, our environmental initiatives and community involvement and much more.

Placement Details

At McDonald's we will introduce you to a range of activities that are typical of any small business. You will be under the supervision of a 'Buddy', who is a capable crew member/trainer who will ensure that you get a realistic insight into the world of employment. You will have an opportunity to be part of the restaurant team, develop work-related skills, gain confidence and learn from your experiences. Alongside this, you will have the chance to learn more about yourself and to develop the necessary employability skills to prepare yourself for the future.

Your time will be divided across four main areas:

Business Management & Human Resources
You will be introduced to a number of key business processes, including the restaurant scheduling system and stock management and control. You will be shown how the business is managed behind the scenes and introduced to the staff that keep the business running as well as how we operate best practice award winning employee engagement programmes.

Kitchen Operations
At the center of all McDonald's restaurants are the kitchen services. Here you will be introduced to Food Safety procedures and processes. You will also be shown how to prepare many of the popular menu items, and experience first-hand, the infamous McDonald’s system.

Kitchens are busy places and the highest standard of hygiene is required. You will be shown the procedures used to maintain them to the highest international standards. The operation and maintenance of our equipment and machinery will be demonstrated, as well as our progressive environmental initiatives.

Front Counter & Customer Service
Front counter operations take place between the kitchen and the customer. You will be shown how orders are taken and managed, and how they are collected and assembled for customers. You will also be shown how the Drive-Thru operation works and will participate in many of the various activities involved. Customer Service is paramount in McDonald’s and you will learn some key principles of our customer service.

Dining Area
The dining area is where customers enjoy their food and chat with friends. You will learn how McDonald's keep this area clean and tidy, respond effectively to customer requests and assist with customer needs.

A placement with McDonald's involves lots of variety and working with a diverse fun team. We encourage all our placement students to take part in as many activities as possible, and believe there is excellent learning experience for everyone.

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