Grow with us

At Macca’s we love watching our employees grow.

Did you know that many of our successful managers, head office employees, franchisees and even our managing director started their careers as crew members? You can do it too, and the best part is you get to earn while you learn!

If you've got the drive to develop, then we’d love to help. We believe in nurturing growth and development at all levels. In fact, we offer comprehensive learning and development programs that make it easy to identify your strengths and highlight your pathway to success – all while getting paid!

By partnering with Service IQ, our Industry Training Organisation, McDonald's is able to issue nationally recognised qualifications at different stages throughout your career. Furthermore, employers New Zealand-wide respect the value of McDonald's experience on a resume, recognising the skills and attributes people develop whilst working with us.

Our courses combine theory and practical workplace experience in a flexible learning environment. As you progress through our development pathway you have the opportunity to earn the following qualifications:

  • NZ Certificate in Food & Beverage Service Level 3
  • NZ Certificate in Food & Beverage Service Level 4
  • National Certificate in Hospitality Level 5
  • National Diploma in Hospitality Level 5

You'll also have the opportunity to progress your career with McDonald's through these exciting roles:

  • Crew Member
  • Crew Trainer
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Second Assistant
  • First Assistant
  • Restaurant Manager

McDonald's partnership with Massey University

The development opportunities don’t stop when you have reached the restaurant manager position and achieved the National Diploma in Hospitality Level 5. In 2013, McDonald’s partnered with Massey University to give our restaurant managers the opportunity to earn a business degree.

The partnership recognises your previous learning, allowing you to cross credit the study you have done with McDonald’s towards a Bachelor of Business Studies or Diploma or Certificate in Business Studies with Massey University.

This is a great agreement which recognises the quality of your learning while giving you further skills to become a well-rounded leader in our business.