Travelodge's new careers website aims to recruit 750 staff

Travelodge's new careers website aims to recruit 750 staff

A new careers website has been introduced by Travelodge as part of a drive to recruit 750 staff.

The budget chain is creating 250 new roles with the opening of ten hotels by the end of the year.

Available positions include hotel manager, assistant hotel manager, receptionist, housekeeper, room cleaner and bar café assistant.

The company is also looking to fill 480 vacancies across the UK for its 504 hotels.

The positions include 30 hotel management roles in locations such as Aberdeen, Birmingham, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Oxford and York.

There are also 450 team member and guest room cleaner roles available.

The remaining 20 roles are based at Travelodge’s support office in Thame in Oxfordshire. These include positions in marketing, digital marketing, sales, revenue management, HR, finance, procurement and customer services.

The positions mean that Travelodge is further boosting the number of people it employs, after the company brought all guest room cleaning staff in-house earlier this year. As a result, Travelodge employs almost 10,000 people.

The new careers website launches today (Monday) to support the drive, which includes all current vacancies as well as information about working at Travelodge, including video testimonials from staff.

Chief executive, Peter Gowers, 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 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."

Debbie Husband, who joined Travelodge in 2004 as an assistant hotel manager, is now UK operations director, looking after operations across 504 hotels and 10,000 employees.

She 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.”


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