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TRAVELODGE CREATES 200 NEW JOBS IN THE LEAD UP TO CHRISTMAS

29th Nov 2010


Travelodge the UK's fastest growing budget hotel chain, is delighted to announce the creation of 200 new jobs in the lead up to Christmas.

A hundred and fifty of the new jobs will be created with the opening of six new Travelodge hotels in Maidenhead, Chichester, London Whetstone, Horsham, Paignton and Lancaster. Positions that need to be fulfilled immediately include: Hotel Manager, Assistant Hotel Manager, Receptionist, Housekeeper, Guest Room Cleaner and Bar Cafe Staff roles.

The six new Travelodge openings will boost the company's portfolio to 460 hotels and 31,171 rooms.

The remaining 50 jobs are for management positions for Travelodge hotels across the UK and for the company's head office in Thame Oxfordshire.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswomen said: "These 200 new jobs are not just for Christmas, we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals who want a long term career in hospitality. Travelodge is the UK's fastest growing hotel chain and we offer a comprehensive in-house training and career advancement programme so that individuals can develop in line with the growth of the company."

Travelodge recruits 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. All successful candidates undertake a comprehensive four week training programme which includes a sleep seminar - 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 a 12 week fast track management programme (MDP) - where individuals are taught the skills of becoming a good hotel manager. (To date over 300 members of Travelodge staff has completed the MDP programme.)

In addition to the MDP programme, Travelodge has created the UK's first foundation degree in Hospitality, Budget Hotel and Retail Management 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.

Interested applicants can apply for a Travelodge position via contacting their local Jobcentre or sending their CV to recruitment@travelodge.co.uk. Further information on careers at Travelodge visit www.travelodge.co.uk/careers



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Shakila Ahmed
Travelodge

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