In order to attract more employees and to increase the welfare of people working in its chains, McDonalds has announced that it would be offering its restaurant managers, qualifications that would be equivalent to college level degrees. The degree would last for a period of two years and would be a Foundation Degree in Managing Business Operations.
In order to provide the degree, the fast food chains organization is currently collaborating with the Manchester Metropolitan University. The pilot batch for the program would witness the induction of 53 restaurant managers, which will bear the stamp of MMU and will take off this month.
Apart from providing restaurant managers with opportunities, the fast food giant is also offering qualifications like, adult certificates in Maths and English, BTECs, apart from a Level Two Apprenticeship in Hospitality. The programs have seen more than 7,000 people applying for the qualifications.
While talking about McDonald's new initiative for employee welfare, the Chief People Officer for McDonalds in UK and Northern Europe, David Fairhurst stated that the Company always provided a way for its people to grow in the hierarchy. He added that the new programs offered by McDonalds would helps its, employees to study, while they work, without facing any inconvenience.