As Presenting Partner, McDonald's will be using its expertise and UK-wide presence to help attract, select and train the volunteers needed to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games a success.
Being a Games Maker at London 2012 will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and McDonald's wants the Games Makers to be valued and recognised for their efforts and achievements. McDonald's has a proven track record in people development, and is proud to be helping train up to 70,000 people who will lend their time, energy and expertise to make the Games happen.
While nothing will quite compare to the bustle and excitement of an action-packed Olympic and Paralympic Games, staff at McDonald's know a fair bit about working in a fast-paced, busy environment – providing quick and consistent customer service to over two million people every day. We will use this experience to help prepare the Games Makers for London's moment in the spotlight.
Each year McDonald's invests over £30 million in training its 80,000 employees; the company was recognised as a 'Great Place to Work' in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. McDonald's has also featured in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 10 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of Britain's Top Employers for the last four years.
All 1,200 McDonald's restaurants in communities across the UK will be involved in recruiting volunteers for London 2012; we want to attract Games Makers from all walks of life.
We want each Games Maker to have the skills and confidence to deliver an outstanding Olympic and Paralympic Games. McDonald's will support and celebrate them at every stage of their journey to London 2012, with the aim of leaving an enduring training and volunteering legacy for years to come.