KATHERINE’S McDonald’s restaurant does not only have a new owner-operator but also new opening hours.
Licensee Vicki-Leigh Lettice, who also owns and operates the Palmerston McDonald’s, said she was taking the Katherine fast food restaurant back to 24/7 trading to “cater for the needs of people in the region”.
24-hour trading started on Monday and to be able to keep up with the increased work load the restaurant has started an extensive hiring campaign to recruit 50 additional staff in support of the current team of 57 staff and seven managers.
“Now that we relaunched 24/7 trading at McDonald’s Katherine, we are recruiting more than 50 new staff who want flexible shifts to fit around school or family commitments,” Ms Lettice said.
She said employees who choose to pursue a career in management at McDonald’s could achieve nationally accredited qualifications.
“McDonald’s restaurants provide nationally accredited training opportunities and employees who progress to management level will receive training to achieve a Certificate II and III in Management,” she said. “Our managers are trained and accredited with a Diploma in Business Management – it is a great opportunity.”
In March, McDonald’s was recognised by the Federal Government as one of the top Employers of Choice for Women in Australia alongside some of the country’s leading universities, law firms and financial institutions.
Ms Lettice said in addition to providing employment opportunities to the region, McDonald’s Katherine would also like to increase its support for local community and sporting groups.
“As an integral part of the communities we operate in, we provide support to local community organisations, sporting groups and schools,” she said. “It is one of our main aims to build up more community awareness to ensure people know that were are here to help and support the community.
“We support Ronald McDonald’s House Charities and its programs in the Northern Territory, including the forthcoming Ronald McDonald’s House Charities Northern Territory Ball which will take place on 30 June.
“We also hope to be able to show more support sporting teams and other community-based groups.”
Ms Lettice said community groups should not hesitate to approach her for help.
A meeting room within the McDonald’s building on First Street is also available free of charge for non-profit organisation.
Anyone interested in a career at McDonald’s Katherine is encouraged to visit the restaurant of ties visit mcdonalds.com.au/careers.