In 2016, we officially launched “Start with Us, Stay with Us”, a platform and mentality to set Taco Bell apart as a category of one through our education and career-building programs. Whether employees want to start with us for a year or stay with us for life, we feel it’s our responsibility to make sure we’re offering benefits and programs that create innovators and leaders for our communities inside and out of our restaurants. 



For us, a job is more than just a paycheck, which is why we’re constantly investing in our employees through programs that help our employees receive their high school diplomas and pursue post-secondary education passions.

Whether you want to pursue a career with us or utilize our career opportunities as a launching pad for your dreams, we want to be a part of your story. Through the Live Más Scholarship, GED certification program, or getting a degree through a network of universities with Guild Education, we want to help our employees pay for school.

Guild Education

This year, we’ve launched a new education partnership with Guild Education. Guild Education partners with us to help employees utilize tuition reimbursement dollars, scholarship earnings, and federal aid. In addition they walk with students through the process of going to school to help with time management and choosing a program that fits their needs and goals.
Sign up to learn more information about Guild Education today!
• 5-20% discounted tuition rates with many universities
• Flexible programs to fit your dreams
• Academic coaching to help you apply for scholarships, including the live mas scholarship
• Financial advising (federal funding, loans and more).
• School credit from Taco Bell Training
• Bachelors or master’s degree
• Language or certification course

The Live Mas Scholarship

This unique scholarship opportunity is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world.

In 2019, the Taco Bell Foundation will award $4 million in Live Más Scholarships: $1 million will be awarded through our new applicant program, $2.25 million through our renewal program for previous recipients, and $750,000 through our program for Taco Bell restaurant employees.

Find out more information about the scholarship and how to apply here

GED Certification Program

This all-inclusive start to finish program was developed specifically for our employees to get the most out of their education and pursue their goals.
The program includes:
• Unlimited online study materials, practice test and GED test attempts
• Personal advisor that walks students through each step of the process
• Student progress reporting

The best part is, this program is free for approved students. Sign up today!