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TRAVELDOGE SUMMER RECRUITMENT DRIVE CREATES 185 JOBS

13th May 2010


Travelodge, the UK's leading budget hotel brand, is delighted to announce the creation of 185 jobs this summer, with the opening of seven new hotels across the UK which includes the company's 400th hotel opening at Waterloo. The other locations are; Edinburgh, Chester, Dundee, Northampton, Horsham and Newcastle under Lyme.

The budget hotel chain which has over 390 hotels and 5,500 staff is currently looking for; enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join their team. Positions that need to be filled immediately include:

Receptionist
Night Receptionist
Guest Room Cleaner
Housekeeping
Bar Cafe staff

Travelodge recruits all of its entry level staff for new hotels in partnership with the Job Centre Plus scheme - a programme that focuses on getting the local long-term unemployed back in to work. Interested applicants can apply for a Travelodge position via contacting their local Jobcentre or sending their CV to recruitment travelodge.co.uk

All successful candidates will undertake a comprehensive four week training programme and be trained on sleep matters so that they are fully equipped to ensure Travelodge customers get a good night's sleep. For ambitious individuals who are keen to climb the careers ladder, Travelodge offers plenty of opportunities to succeed within the hotel industry. Listed below are two initiatives Travelodge has launched to help its staff progress within the company.

The Fast Track to Management Programme This is a 12-week programme that effectively fast tracks staff to hotel management. The programme is available to all employees regardless of current position or length of service and to date over 230 staff have been promoted to a management position via this method.

Travelodge also offers a six month version of the Fast Track Programme to ensure it provides equal opportunity for staff that require more flexibility working due to young children or personal commitments

Travelodge Foundation Degree in Hospitality Budget Hotel and Retail Management
This is UK's first foundation degree in Hospitality, Budget Hotel and Retail Management - created to service the needs of the budget hotel sector as it trebles in size over the next two decades. Launched in partnership with Westminster Kingsway College the two year course focuses on teaching the theory and practice behind low cost and retail business models which aim to deliver profit through operating effectively and efficiently.

Debbie Husband, Travelodge Regional Operations Director said; "Travelodge is the UK's fastest growing hotel chain and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join our team. Our latest seven hotel openings offer a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are looking for a career in hospitality. At Travelodge we believe in developing our people and offer an in-house training and career advancement programme, so that we can create more managers internally".

For further information on working for Travelodge visit www.travelodge.co.uk/careers.

Ends

For more information please contact

Sharday Wells, PR Executive
T 44 01844 358 703
M 44 078 2783 1812

About Travelodge

The first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985, Travelodge now operates over 390 hotels (28,000 rooms) - ten in Ireland, three in Spain and the rest in the UK. Travelodge plans to grow its estate to 70,000 rooms approximately 1,000 hotels by 2020.

Nine million people stayed with Travelodge last year and 87% of reservations are currently made online at travelodge.co.uk, where room rates start at 19 a night. The budget hotel chain employs 5,500 staff in the UK and Spain.





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