From our teams on the fryers to those in head office, KFC UKI is a 27,000-strong family. And we’re here to support every single one of them.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
To keep everyone safe in our restaurants during Covid, we’ve introduced heightened training and safe-working practices – you can find out more about them here. We’ll always put the safety of our teams and guests first.
Happy people make better chicken. That’s a scientific fact. And it’s why our Employee Assistance Programme aims to make sure every single person at KFC feels supported, comfortable and motivated at work, with access to support and info on a number of key issues – such as financial guidance, emotional support and telephone counselling.
And throughout Covid, our Sharing Bucket Fund has been helping our teams who need it most with food vouchers.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Many of our teams join KFC at the start of their working lives – we have been the ‘first job’ of thousands of young people. We take that responsibility seriously, and we passionately believe in the value of jobs in hospitality. Restaurants are the perfect training ground for personal growth and social mobility, by teaching teamwork, and building self-esteem and confidence.
There’s a clear pathway to the top too, with many team members reaching Restaurant Manager in just a few years. There aren’t many businesses where you can progress to running a large restaurant and managing a team of 40 in your early twenties. But our commitment to training has helped that happen for so many within KFC. We’re passionate about providing the right training and development opportunities – so whether you’re with us part-time or full time, every day can be a school day.
Although you may not see KFC on University Challenge any time soon, since 2013, we've partnered with De Montfort and Glasgow Caledonian Universities to offer recognised degrees in Business Management to all of our KFC team members. We also offer a range of apprenticeships too. To date, over 1,000 students have graduated from our programmes all over the UK, something we're really proud of.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Colonel Sanders always prided himself on ‘feeding truck drivers and millionaires at the same table.’ And that commitment to diversity and inclusion is still at the heart of everything we do today. Our doors are open to absolutely everyone – and we’re proud of our incredibly diverse restaurant teams all over the country. We firmly believe that our blind recruitment policies make us a better business, so much so that diversity & inclusion targets are part of the goals and objectives plan of everyone at KFC.
We’ve recently partnered with Brixton Finishing School to launch a Marketing Internship, which offers hands-on experience to young talents from underrepresented groups. Find out more.