Opportunities for Restaurant Employees


Working at one of our restaurants is a first job for many of our team members. Whether our employees choose to pursue a career at Yum! or use our educational resources as a launchpad for other goals, we are proud to help them develop skills and capabilities on the job, further their education and build successful careers.

No matter an individual’s aspirations, earning a high school diploma or GED is a critical step in the right direction. In the U.S., KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell all offer free programs to help employees earn their GEDs. For example, the KFC Foundation’s Rise with GEDWorks™, in partnership with the GED Testing Service, matches employees with a personal adviser to answer questions and help them prepare for the exam. All employees at participating KFC restaurants in the U.S. are eligible to enroll in the program.

KFC U.K. and Ireland creates career paths for restaurant teams and offers a range of training and accredited qualifications, including apprenticeships in hospitality management and a three-year bachelor's degree for employees. These programs are fully paid for, with no cost to the employee. To date, nearly 900 employees have participated in the hospitality management programs, and more than 100 employees have participated in the Business Management Degree Program, with 27 graduating in the first two cohorts.

40 Million

Working U.S. adults lack a high school diploma


of KFC U.S. restaurants participate in the KFC Foundation’s education programs


KFC U.S. Restaurant employees enrolled