Recruitment Process

Step One – Online application form

The first step starts right here in the form of an online application form and quiz. You can apply to up to 10 restaurants within one application. As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a short quiz made up of multiple choice questions. This is to help McDonald's understand the position in our team that suits you best.

  • Make sure you have the following information at your fingertips before you start the application:
    • Your contact details including personal email address
    • Right to work information if applicable
    • Dates and details of any work history
    • Current contact details of at least two referees (1 personal and 1 business or academic)
  • Also, think about the hours and days that you want to work, taking into consideration school, sports and outside commitments.
  • If you have not turned 16 years old yet, you will need a parent or guardian’s consent. Consent can be given either electronically or via a signed paper form. Parental consent must be provided before or during your interview.

Step Two – Interview

If your application looks good you will be invited to an interview via email. The interview normally takes place at the restaurant, and will either be an individual interview that will take approximately 15 minutes or a group interview that may take up to an hour.

The interview gives both you and McDonald's the chance to see if we are right for each other. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  • Wear something clean and smart that you feel comfortable in. It is okay to come in your School uniform. Ensure that you wear closed, low-heeled, non-skid shoes.
  • Be on time for your job interview. Let someone know that you’ve arrived for your interview and who you’re meeting with.
  • Bring everything you’ve been asked to bring to the interview. This will often include your resume, completed job application form, Passport, Birth Certificate, and if applicable your right to work and the Parent/Guardian Consent Form.
  • Make eye contact and smile to let your personality shine! These are great ways to show that you have what it takes to satisfy customers.
  • Be enthusiastic. Make sure you make a good impression on person who’s interviewing you by showing that you’re excited about the opportunity to work for their organisation.
  • Conduct some research about the organisation before your interview. This will help you to show your enthusiasm and will also help you to provide better responses to the questions in the interview.
  • If you don’t understand a question, ask the interviewer to repeat or rephrase it.
  • Thank the interviewer for their time, shake their hand and look them in the eye before you leave so you give a lasting impression.

Step Three - Checks

We may conduct a reference check to confirm any information that may assist us with your application. This could be with your previous employer, school teacher or parent/guardian.

  • Don't forget to let your referee(s) know that we may call.

If you’re not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or resident, we will also run a check to confirm your right to work in Australia. Refer to the ‘Working Requirements’ section for more information.

At McDonald's the safety and wellbeing of all of our employees is paramount, therefore offers of employment for applicants over the age of 18 will be conditional upon the completion and satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check. If you are over the age of 18 you will be requested to complete the criminal background check at the reference check stage of the application process.

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