Travelodge recruiting to support new hotels

Hotel chain Travelodge has set out to recruit a range of new staff to fill positions in its new sites across the UK.

Six new hotels have been delivered by the popular brand, with locations found in Southampton, Llandudno, Raynes Park, Wembley, Greenwich and Egham.  

In it’s pre-Christmas recruiting drive, Travelodge will welcome over 200 new employees, with 126 positions already filled.

A variety of different hotel jobs are set to be on offer, including hotel manager, receptionist and room cleaner, while there will also be demand for bar work.

Furthermore, in a boost for young workers and those looking to make their first steps into a career in hospitality, Travelodge will also be offering 40 apprenticeship placements for its Junior Management Programme, otherwise known a JuMP. It’s a further feather in the cap for the first budget hotel apprenticeship programme for those who decide to leave education, launched in 2011.

In addition to offering a direct path to the profession of hotel management, the scheme is intended to provide an alternative option for those who are priced out of university, or who don’t believe it’s the right choice for them.

John Pickup, chief operating officer for Travelodge, said the company is looking for “highly motivated people” who have a desire to offer exceptional customer service.

“We are totally committed to developing our people, and we offer a range of further education and training opportunities to help individuals climb the career ladder,” he continued.

“Our bespoke in-house management programme offers a direct route into management, and to date over 400 Travelodge employees have graduated into a management position this way.”

The six new hotels will add to the 513 sites the company already has across the UK. At present, over 9,000 people are employed by Travelodge in the UK, Spain and Ireland, making it one of the most impressive providers of employment opportunities in the hospitality sector.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency to help source hospitality recruitment jobs