Premier Inn Demonstrates a Titanic Leap Forward For Recruitment

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    The biggest budget hotel chain in Northern Ireland, Premier Inn, is working closely with the Department for Employment & Learning (DEL) and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) as part of its latest recruitment drive in Northern Ireland, demonstrating its commitment to offering equal opportunities for employees and guests alike.The new Premier Inn Titanic Quarter / City Airport launched a recruitment drive for its new hotel opening on 8th November with a focus on providing opportunities for deaf candidates, those hard of hearing, and the long term unemployed. The three day recruitment fair saw over 200 candidates being interviewed on day one alone, including a number of deaf and hard of hearing candidates.

    The RNID have been a key partner in supporting Premier Inn in its bid to not only offer equal opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing candidates, but also in training all existing team members in basic sign language so that any deaf or hard of hearing guests have a world class experience when they visit.

    Employment Minister, Sir Reg Empey said:
    “This is an exciting recruitment opportunity at a time when the local economy is under significant pressure. I welcome Premier Inn’s decision to offer job opportunities for the long term unemployed and people with disabilities.

    “My Department’s Bridge to Employment Programme will assist the long term unemployed to gain the necessary skills to secure employment with Premier Inn. The Programme has been designed with full co-operation of the employer to ensure it meets Premier Inn’s needs. All candidates who successfully complete the Programme will be guaranteed an interview for employment within the hotel.”

    Premier Inn Titanic Quarter / City Airport is opening on 8th November – the first hotel opening in Titanic Quarter which helps to cement Premier Inn’s position as the biggest budget hotel provider. The hotel will include 120 bedrooms and feature an on-site restaurant offering an excellent choice of hot or cold food and an ‘All You Can Eat’ Premier breakfast.

    Each bedroom caters for up to two adults and two children (aged 15 and under) and includes an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath; a king-size bed with duvet; remote control TV/ radio alarm; tea/ coffee making facilities, and a spacious desk area with internet access.

    Daniel Fountain / 01.10.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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