Kirsty Hughes

After completing her studies, Kirsty took up a job in the global technology department at McDonald’s where she had previously completed her university placement.

She now works in the planning and strategy team which covers 92 markets across the world. Kirsty co-ordinates the training for the company’s technology upgrades and is also the first point of contact for product and supplier teams.

Since graduating, Kirsty has continued to invest in her professional development, having gained a Professional Award in Training the Trainer Course at the College of Public Speaking London and winning a Global Technology Leadership Award in 2019.


Name: Kirsty Hughes
Age: 25
Job role: Knowledge Hub Operations - Europe
Organisation: McDonald's Global Franchising
Course studied: BA (Hons) Business Studies with Human Resources
Graduated: 2018

What their colleagues say

“Kirsty has quickly become a versatile team player capable of bringing imaginative, alternative ways to our existing processes.
Her role is essential in enabling our internal goal to deploy at speed whilst maintaining a standardised approach, which is not an easy ask with over 92 different countries to consider. I look forward to seeing what else she will achieve as she moves her career forward.”

- Jennifer Fernandes, Technology Adoption Lead, McDonald’s Global Franchising