John serves up a degree

John Drummond
John Drummond

Motherwell restaurant manager John Drummond has gained a McDonald’s Foundation Degree in Managing Business Operations.

McDonald’s has worked closely with Manchester Metropolitan University Business School to accredit its Management Development Programme, which blends academic study with on-the-job learning.

John (35) said: “I decided to put myself forward for the Foundation Degree after a colleague recommended it to me.

“It was a great experience that has really helped me to take my work and responsibilities to the next level.

“The programme has encouraged me to take a step back from the day to day running of the business and look at ways I can help increase overall productivity in the restaurant.

“I really enjoyed doing the course and have recommended it to others - I’ve even had some of this year’s Scottish students get in touch for information and advice about the degree, which has made the whole experience even more rewarding.”

The Foundation Degree was first launched in 2010 and John is now one of 130 Restaurant Managers across the UK to complete it.

Jez Langhorn, vice-president, People for McDonald’s in the UK, said: ““Demand for workplace skills is increasing in the UK, and we believe we have a responsibility to our employees to offer them the opportunity to learn new skills.

“We have therefore made a commitment to create opportunities for our people and help them to achieve their full potential.

“We recognise the importance of offering our people the chance to learn and grow within our business.

“As a result, we have created an approach that works for our people, our business and our sector with training programmes that are aligned with transferable, nationally recognised qualifications from Apprenticeships through to Foundation Degrees.”