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McDonald's OASIS Gateway Programme

Here's a starter for a career in Hospitality

Hospitality is an exciting career choice with loads of possibilities – from food preparation, serving customers and cooking up a storm to running a restaurant, and managing the whole business.

The McDonald’s OASIS (Offering Assistance to Students in Schools) is a gateway programme that gives students interested in a hospitality career the chance to get real hands-on work experience with this world-leading business. It’s also a big help for students who want to move into a hospitality job and develop a rewarding career when school finishes.

How it works

Students on OASIS get to work with the team in a local McDonald’s restaurant. They’ll learn important skills that are right up with industry standards including: food safety, customer service, personal presentation and teamwork. They will also gain nationally recognised unit standards.

The OASIS programme was introduced by ServiceIQ and McDonald’s to support hospitality training in schools.

Students gain their work experience with one shift a week over six weeks at a McDonald’s restaurant that’s close to home. Training for each student is 30 hours in total and the schedule is agreed with the student, their school and McDonald’s.

Benefits for students

  • Get an introduction to an exciting career in hospitality.
  • Learn from a global leader that offers genuine career development.
  • Gain credits towards a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Get real experience in a real workplace.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie from working as part of a team.
  • Learn great industry skills and knowledge essential for a hospitality career. 
  • Learn in a fully supportive environment.

Programme details

While finding out what it’s like to work in the different McDonald’s stations – including kitchen, drive-through and customer check-out – students will be assessed in these unit standards:

Unit  Unit standard title Level  Credits
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact 2 3
167 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision 2 4
14443 Pack food and beverage orders for takeaway in a commercial hospitality environment 2 2
28145 Interact with customers in a service delivery context 2 2
29529 Perform crew duties under supervision in a quick service restaurant 2 4
29530 Serve customers under supervision in a quick service restaurant 2 2
  Total Credits   17

How to apply

Student placements are limited and schools wishing to participate are required to contact us for details on how to register. To apply for this training please contact us at