When Harron Perona (pictured) started working at McDonald’s Mooroopna nearly three years ago, he never imagined being one of the top eight front counter presenters.
A total of 10 849 McDonald’s crew and managers enrolled in the Super Crew Ultimate Manager competition, which involved various stages to determine the best of the best across Victoria and Tasmania.
Harron, 17, battled against 3419 crew members on his preferred station, front counter presenter.
After months of competition, he made the grand final and was awarded runner-up.
‘‘I chose front counter because I like talking to people and I wanted to test myself.
It was good to get feedback,’’ Harron said.
The crew trainer travelled to other stores during the competition, showcasing his excellent customer service, bag packing and order presentation skills.
‘‘It’s really great to see the difference between where I started and now.
I learn something new everyday at McDonald’s,’’ he said.
A bus was organised by people culture manager Cheryl Tapscott to support Harron and other crew members who made the grand final at Luna Park in Melbourne.
‘‘It was such a great experience for all of our staff. It really helps to build up their confidence,’’ Cheryl said.
‘‘The competition has built up Harron’s skills and confidence on both a personal and professional level.’’
Harron took home an Apple watch and medal to recognise his efforts.