McDonald’s Romania awarded the performance of student employees through the McDonald’s Scholarships program
The scholarships, totaling approximately 300,000 lei, were awarded during the “McDonald’s Performers” event
McDonald’s Romania awarded student employees, with outstanding results, in a new edition of the “McDonald’s Performers” event. More than 90 employees from McDonald’s restaurants, throughout the country, were awarded scholarships worth 3,000 net lei. The total value of the prizes amounted to approximately 300,000 lei, offered by the company through the “McDonald’s Scholarships“, an annual program with tradition.
“We strongly believe in encouraging new generations and recognizing the potential and perspectives of young people who comprise almost half of our team. Through the <<McDonald’s Scholarships>>, the annual program that celebrates the good results of student employees, we support this commitment to the young generation, as its reliable partner, and will continue to reward the performance and dedication of our young colleagues.“, said Paul Drăgan, General Manager of McDonald’s Romania.
The “McDonald’s Performers” event took place on May 16, in Bucharest, with the participation of the scholarship holders and the management team of Premier Restaurants Romania, the operator of the McDonald’s restaurant chain in Romania.
To benefit from the scholarships, the young student employees met several criteria, the most important being that the graduation average of the previous academic year or the admission grade was above 8. The faculty teachers’ recommendations were also considered, but also of restaurant managers, who evaluated the employees’ results and their involvement.
With a team of over 5,400 employees and with 48% of them being under 25 years old, McDonald’s Romania represents the first job for many young people. To support them, the company offers a flexible schedule that allows employees to continue their studies or devote time to follow their passions. At the same time, McDonald’s offers multiple opportunities for professional development through training, courses, or different learning programs. One such program is Manager Trainee, an accelerated training format that allows young students (in their final year) or graduates to access the position of Restaurant Manager within only two years of entering the program.