Career Development

You plus Yum! equals a great team. We believe in our associates and all that they can do. We take time to nurture, grow and reinforce that belief in many ways. Together, we know we’ll go far.

Check out our four-pronged approach to the best Yum! you:

1)   Your development is top of mind

At Yum!, you’re on a path to success. We give you the tools to continue to learn, grow and develop further every day. Along with our emphasis on experience, each mid-year you work with your coach to create a development plan. You will also participate in our Walk the Talk 360° Survey, which uses the How We Lead and How We Win Together criteria, along with the comprehensive perspectives of coaches, peers, customers and direct reports. This helps strengthen your performance and create a solid development plan which ensures that you will reach your full Yum! potential.

To learn more about potential career paths at Yum!, click here.

2)   Go on, lead the way

At Yum!, everyone is a leader. Our Leadership Development curriculum is grounded in the key skills and attributes of How We Lead, which focuses on coaching yourself and others to remove obstacles to success and achieve breakthrough results. Through a combination of e-learning, virtual classrooms, supervisor support and developmental tools, every associate will learn how to apply the right tools and processes to make marks of their own.

3)   Someone to look up to

Mentoring is a big part of the Yum! way. Everyone has the opportunity to grow professionally and to coach others through every transition and phase of their career. Mentoring relationships allow a safe and supportive environment to share ideas, try new skills, take risks, improve leadership abilities and turn values and strategies into breakthrough results.

4)   Yum! University

At Yum!, there’s no limit on your ability to learn. We’ve developed Yum! University (YU) to help associates across the globe understand the key concepts needed for success in any experience. Through our award-winning curriculum, we provide the approaches and tools needed to lead and manage effectively. Yum! University’s focus is centered around three key areas:

  • Leadership Excellence
    Each of our associates strive for breakthrough results in their piece of Yum!, as well as coaches who develop themselves and their teams. The courses and supporting tools help build capability across all levels of the organization.
  • Culture Excellence
    Driving a recognition-based, global culture that focuses on growth and breakthrough performance is essential for our continual success. Yum! University’s courses and tools help ensure we live our “How We Win Together” principles and maintain an “Achieving Breakthrough Results” mindset everyday.
  • Functional Excellence
    Becoming “the defining global company that feeds the world” requires a sharp focus on excellence across all functions. Yum! University’s courses help us run great restaurants by teaching critical skills and processes, providing supporting tools and reinforcing mindsets in all of the functional areas of our business.Yum! Brands, Inc. is a center of excellence for learning and development, and that focus extends through our brands and divisions into our restaurants. We are a LearningElite organization, and Yum! Brands has been named to the Learning! 100 list for three straight years (with the added distinction of being the only restaurant company listed in 2014).