For 12 years, the McDonald’s Scholarships reward the student employees with good results both at school and at work. From the desire to support education and excellence, this year, McDonald’s awarded 34 employees with scholarships in value of RON 85,000, thus reaching, in the 12 years of program, a total number of 330 granted scholarships amounting to RN 677,000.
“12 editions of McDonald’s Scholarships means 330 colleagues with scholarships, renowned for their remarkable results at school and at work. We wish to create a working environment which is as pleasant as possible for each of our employees and to offer them the opportunities to take their professional and personal plans and objectives to an end. McDonald’s Scholarships is one of the long-term programs we are proud of, and which we are very excited to organize every year. We are proud to be able to support 34 student employees with scholarships this year, too, as a first step in their professional development” stated the HR Manager of Premier Restaurants Romania, Irina Panaite.
The selection process of the 34 scholars of this year took place from March 21 to April 25. Each one of the 34 scholars of this year obtained at least the average of 8 in the previous academic year, or at least 8 at the graduation exam, in the case of the first year students. Another very important criterion in granting the scholarships are the teachers’ recommendations and the performance of the employees in the workplace.
The scholarship awarding ceremony was held on May 10 at the Bucharest Central University Library in the presence of the company’s management, of the employees’ parents and teachers who have supported the students throughout the school year. Each scholar received a check in value of RON 2,500, handed by the General Manager of Premier Restaurants Romania, Daniel Boaje, in order to recognize their merits at school and at work.
By all the activities carried out for its employees McDonald’s encourages education and performance. The company’s employees are rewarded with individual and team bonuses, depending on the performance of the restaurants; until today, 35,000 people went through the McDonald’s School.
In order to support the diversity of its employees, McDonald’s has established a flexible work schedule and rewards the loyalty of the employees who celebrate 1, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of seniority within the company. Moreover, the Manager Trainee program for accelerated training, is dedicated to both the graduates within McDonald’s and those from outside the company. There are currently 4,500 employees who welcome the customers in the 71 McDonald’s restaurants all over the country, of which almost 2,500 employees are youngsters under 25.