McDonald's is the one of the world\'s leading food service retailers with 33,000 restaurants in 119 countries, our 1.7 million employees are proud to serve over 60 million customers each day. We believe in strong interaction with our customers, employees and our communities to give everyone the best possible experience with us.
In the UK 65% of our restaurants are franchised and over half of our workforce of 87,500 is under the age of 21 and for many of them it is their first job. This means we get to know quite a bit about young people and also the local communities in which our restaurants are based. Training and development of our employees is at the heart of what we do, ranging from Level 1 and 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy to a Foundation Degree in Managing Business Operations.