McDonald’s South Africa: Fast Food Services Crew Member Learnerships (various locations)

Job Summary

McDonald’s South Africa invites applications for the Fast Food Services Crew Member Learnerships in various locations.

Closing date: On-going

  • Various locations
  • Permanent – Full-time
  • 8 hrs p/day
  • Work schedule: As Needed
  •  TBC p/hour
  • Start date: ASAP

Job Purpose

This is a summary of what the job involves to help you decide if you are a good fit.

We are looking for a Crew Member to join our team! As a Crew Member, you’ll be the face of our restaurant, ensuring a friendly atmosphere for customers. Your responsibilities include taking orders with a smile, preparing food to high standards, keeping things clean, and working as a team to meet sales targets.

Flexibility with hours, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn are key. Join us in delivering an excellent customer experience at the heart of the McDonald’s brand.

This role forms part of a Learnership programme, if you are successful over the 12-month period you will receive a National Certificate in Fast Food Services (NQF Level 3)

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What you’ll do: Duties and Responsibilities

This is a list of tasks that you will be responsible for doing on your days at work.

  • Show up for your shifts on time and stay until your shift is done
  • Greet customers with a smile and make them feel welcome
  • Take food orders quickly and accurately
  • Manage multiple orders while ensuring accurate preparation
  • Follow the rules to cook up the McDonald’s menu items just right

  • Cook orders quickly and accurately, using kitchen equipment
  • Make sure each order is correct and well-packaged
  • Clean up the restaurant and equipment so everything looks inviting
  • Follow all McDonald’s safety and security procedures for a secure work environment
  • Work well with your crew and managers to hit those sales goals

  • Keep an eye on the stock to make sure we’ve got enough of everything
  • Be able to work different hours, including weekends and evenings
  • Be open to learning new things and get trained up to keep the place clean and hygienic
  • Talk nicely with your team, managers, and customers
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  • Make sure customers leave happy and keep McDonald’s reputation shining
  • Be cool, polite, and positive with customers and co-workers
  • Read, write, and follow instructions
  • Receive and store new stock carefully


This is a list of things you will need in order to be considered for this role

  • Within 15km from job
  • Clear criminal record


Meeting the preferences would be a plus, but if you don’t, it won’t stop companies from considering you.

  • Experience: Crew Member

How to Apply

This is a list of things you will need to do when completing your application to this job.

Assessments required for application

  • Potential Work Performance Assessment Battery

Questions required for application

  • Are you currently busy with another learnership or training program?
  • Do you think it is important to follow safety rules? Please explain.
  • Are you able to multitask?
  • Have you worked for a McDonald’s before?
  • When did you last attend school?

  • What is your marital status?
  • What is your highest qualification and what did you study? Grade 9, Matric, Diploma, Degree
  • What is the name of the last school you attended?
  • What is your complete residential address? (E.g. 23 Church Street, Zondi, Soweto, 1868)
  • If you are shortlisted you will be required to upload a copy of your ID and your Highest qualification, ensure that the copies/images that you upload are clearly legible and aligned. Will you be able to do so?
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  • What does customer service mean to you?
  • What is your home language?
  • Are you willing to work shifts?
  • Are you able to work under pressure, how do you handle pressure?

How to Apply

Note the available job and locations below: Click on the link for your preferred job location and apply!

Crew Member (Learnership) – Potchefstroom 2
  • Potchefstroom
Crew Member (Learnership) – Verulam
  • Brindhaven, Verulam
Crew Member (Learnership) – The Palms
  • Bardene, Boksburg
Crew Member (Learnership) – Brentwood
  • Brentwood Park, Benoni
Crew Member (Learnership) – Pinetown CBD
  • Pinetown CBD, Pinetown
Crew Member (Learnership) – Lyndhurst
  • Lyndhurst, Johannesburg
Crew Member (Learnership) – Thohoyandou
  • Thohoyandou-J, Thohoyandou
Crew Member (Learnership) – Mamelodi
  • Mahube Valley, Pretoria
Crew Member (Learnership) – Tyger Manor
  • Eikenbosch, Cape Town
Crew Member (Learnership) – Berea
  • Bulwer, Durban


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