Travelodge creates 150 jobs in run up to Christmas

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    Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel company, has today announced that is creating 150 new jobs in the lead up to Christmas 2013.

    Of these roles, 110 jobs are being created through the opening of five new Travelodge hotels between now and the end of the year. These new hotels are in Manchester, Southport, Crawley, London Walthamstow and Chertsey.The recruitment drive for these new hotels has started today and includes Receptionist, Housekeeper, Guest Room Cleaner and Bar Café roles.

    On top of these positions, Travelodge is also looking for 20 Hotel Managers and Assistant Hotel Managers to manage hotels across England, Scotland and Wales. These include positions in some of the company’s biggest and busiest hotels, such as Bristol and Bath.

    The remaining 20 jobs are for positions at Travelodge’s head office in Thame, Oxfordshire, in the following departments: IT, Customer Services, Finance and Public Relations.

    Jon Hendry Pickup, Chief Operating Officer for Travelodge said: “For anyone who is committed to delivering a first class customer experience, we could well have the perfect career through one of these 150 jobs.

    “At Travelodge we are totally committed to developing our people, and we offer a range of further education and training opportunities across the business. Our bespoke in-house management programme offers a direct route into management, and to date nearly 500 Travelodge employees have graduated into a management position this way. With Travelodge you don’t just get a job, but a long-term career within a growing company that’s part of a dynamic industry.”

    As part of their induction training, new staff members undertake a comprehensive four week training programme at a nearby Travelodge hotel. They also attend a sleep seminar to ensure they are fully equipped to ensure their customers get a good night’s sleep.

    For a career at Travelodge, please contact your local Job Centre Plus or pop into your local hotel and pick up an application form.

    For further information on careers at Travelodge visit:

    Daniel Fountain / 25.09.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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