Travelodge announces summer recruitment drive

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    750 new jobs have been announced by Travelodge in a major summer recruitment drive. To support the drive, a new website has been launched which outlines all current vacancies as well as information about working at Travelodge. Job recruitment officially started on the 27th July and positions available include: Hotel Manager, Assistant Hotel Manager, Receptionist, Housekeeper, Guest Room Cleaner and Bar Café Assistant roles, as well as roles in the company’s hotel support centre in Thame, Oxfordshire.

    480 of those new jobs announced are for employment within its 504 existing hotels. 30 managerial positions are available in selected hotels and 20 vacancies are based at Travelodge’s support office in Thame. The remaining 250 jobs are part of an expansion plan for the group which will see 10 new hotels developed by the end of the year.

    Five of those hotels have already opened (Egham, London Wembley High Road, Southampton, Winnersh and Llandudno) and Travelodge has announced plans to open 45 new hotels in the next 24 months as the company builds on the success of its £100m modernisation programme.

    Peter Gowers, Travelodge Chief Executive said: “The hotel business is a place where you really can climb the career ladder and where your work can take you all over the world. Over the last few years at Travelodge we’ve helped more than 3,000 people get into work and more than 400 become hotel managers. The opportunities are out there. It’s all about getting that first foot on the ladder.”

    One example of this is Debbie Husband, who joined Travelodge in 2004 as an Assistant Hotel Manager and who today is UK Operations Director, looking after operations across 504 hotels and 10,000 employees.

    Debbie Husband, Travelodge UK Operations Director said: “If you want to get a job in the hotel industry, do not be afraid to start at the bottom. If you are a team player and demonstrate a flexible approach then you can go all the way to the top at Travelodge. Through that approach I have gone from an assistant hotel manager post to a Director role, and there is nothing stopping others from following that same career path.”

    For further information on careers at Travelodge visit the new careers website:

    Daniel Fountain / 28.07.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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