Two members of staff from McDonald’s restaurant in Ealing Broadway have successfully completed their Apprenticeship at the restaurant, gaining the equivalent of five GCSEs in the process, helping to boost their career prospects.
Maulik Patel and Mamta Gurung, who have been working at the restaurant for two and three years respectively, have successfully achieved a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Multi-Skilled Hospitality, a nationally recognised qualification that is equivalent to five GCSEs grade A*- C, and combines GCSE equivalent Maths and English. As part of the apprenticeship, which is accredited by awarding body City & Guilds, Maulik and Mamta undertook workplace training and were tested on their understanding of systems and procedures used in the kitchen, front counter and dining area. In addition, they successfully completed units in food safety, and health and safety.
Both Maulik and Mamta have benefitted from the facilities provided at the state-of-the-art staff training centre located at McDonald’s Southall, which is equipped with computer workstations and audio visual teaching aids for interactive training sessions. It is also an accredited examination centre where examinations were sat in the presence of qualified invigilators. During their studies, the successful apprentices were supported by an e-tutor to guide them through each stage of the process. Maulik and Manta also took part in regular training classes where a member of the management team provided regular feedback on their work, ensuring they were fully supported to achieve their goal.
Speaking about the Apprenticeship, Maulik Patel said: “The training that I have received at work is fantastic. I have gained GSCE equivalent qualifications which will help me to progress my career at McDonald’s and will also help me in the future.”
Commenting on the his newly qualified apprentices, Atul Pathak, franchisee for McDonald’s restaurants in the borough of Ealing said: “Being able to offer my employees an opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications while working at my restaurants is rewarding for everybody involved. This year 21 employees have successfully completed an apprenticeship and 80 have gained GCSE equivalent qualifications in my group of restaurants. The skills that Maulik and Mamta now possess are extremely beneficial, and can be used to build a rewarding career at McDonald’s, or transferred to another part of hospitality sector.”