Brad celebrates 10 Years at McDonald’s

Those who frequent McDonald’s West Gosford would be familiar with the friendly smile from Brad, who has worked and welcomed people into the restaurant for the last decade. Bringing positivity to all who meet him, Brad works in the dining area of the restaurant and is a hit with all the regular customers. Brad, who has Down Syndrome, celebrated this amazing achievement with a morning tea, surrounded by the McDonald’s team and management, along with the team from Job Centre Australia, who support him in his employment.

Saronbell, who own and operate several McDonald’s restaurants on the Central Coast, including the West Gosford restaurant, are an equal employment opportunities employer. ‘Brad has helped build customer relationships and ensure a positive experience for all who enter the restaurant. We have had a long standing relationship with Job Centre Australia and enjoy providing people with barriers an opportunity for growth, whilst increasing the diversity within our restaurants.’ Garry, Area Manager Saronbell Pty. Ltd. Central Coast.

JCAL provide Brad with on the job training and ongoing support and are very proud of Brad’s achievements. ‘Brad’s friendly nature makes him very popular with the customers. Diversity in the workplace is also great learning experience for McDonald’s younger employees, around inclusiveness and understanding that people with disabilities have a lot to contribute ”, said JCAL’s Ash MacKinnon at the celebration. “The structure and routine McDonald’s provide and the support Brad receives ensures he is able to thrive in his role. Quite often we have businesses calling and asking how they can employ Brad or someone just like him!’

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Georgie Gardner retweeting the event and congratulating Brad