Travelodge Announces Recruitment Drive to Fill Over 300 Jobs Across the UK

Over 300 positions are available in Travelodge hotels across the UK and at the group’s head office in Thame, Oxfordshire

Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel, has launched a recruitment drive to fill over 300 jobs across its business. The company operates over 600 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain, with 47,000 rooms, employing more than 13,000 people. Travelodge is committed to flexible, secure employment, reflected in its ‘Find where you Belong’ company initiative, which ensures inclusivity, support and flexibility for all its colleagues to be their true self at work and belong. 

The jobs available cover a wide variety of positions across Travelodge which also includes jobs at the company’s newest hotels to open and newly created roles across the company. Roles include full time and part time Hotel Manager and Assistant Manager positions, Bar Café Team Members, Housekeeping Team Members, Reception Team Members and Hotel Supervisors. Roles at Travelodge’s head office in Thame, Oxfordshire include positions in Procurement, IT, Customer Services and Sales.

There has never been a better time than now to join one of the most dynamic and diverse sectors in the world – the UK hospitality sector. A sector that employs around three and a half million people and gives many young people their first experience of work. It is also an economic, social and cultural powerhouse, delivering opportunity, investment and social mobility across the UK as well as being one of the biggest revenue generators for the British economy.  

In its latest Better Future report, Travelodge highlighted and committed to offering more employees 24+ hour contracts, providing its colleagues with greater security and predictability in working hours.  This flexibility allows its team members to thrive, and is especially helpful to students and parents, offering parents to work around school run times and students the ability to transfer to a hotel closer to their hometown during the university holidays. 

Travelodge is also a Disability Confident Committed employer, a Government-backed scheme which encourages employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. 

To further support its colleagues, Travelodge’s Aspire programme allows colleagues to gain a nationally recognised qualification in hospitality funded through its apprenticeship levy. This comprehensive programme provides a clear pathway of development and career mapping for hotel and maintenance colleagues to progress from entry level roles through to Manager level. Aspire 

demonstrates Travelodge’s commitment to being a place where colleagues can get in and get on, irrespective of background, or educational attainment. 

Katharine Gourley, Travelodge, Director of People Operations said: “There has never been a better time than now to join Travelodge, one of the UK’s biggest hotel brands. Our colleagues are at the heart of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace with opportunities to learn more and earn more, where everyone can be their true self, and belong. We are currently looking to fill over 300 positions across the UK and we are looking for enthusiastic people that have a passion and determination to deliver excellent customer service. 

In addition to a strong network of hotels across the UK, we offer flexible working hours that can be a win-win solution for parents and students. We offer parents  flexible working hours to help them work around the school run, so they can raise their family and have a job that allows them to develop a career when the time is right for them. Students can work in a Travelodge whilst studying at University and then transfer to a different hotel when they return home in the holidays. The opportunities at Travelodge are endless and can open a door to a great career in a fast growing global industry ”     

For further details on all positions at Travelodge and to apply, please visit:

Travelodge offers a great range of employee benefits and these are available to new employees from their first day of employment. These benefits include:

  • 50% off Travelodge’s UK hotels
  • Room discounts for family and friends
  • Work anniversary complimentary booking voucher
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts at a range of retailers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Wellbeing Programme ‘Better Me’


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About Travelodge  

Founded in 1985, Travelodge is Britain’s very first budget hotel chain and today is one of  the largest budget hotel chains in the UK, with a portfolio of over 600 hotels and over 47,000 bedrooms across the UK, Ireland and Spain.  

Welcoming over 22 million guests annually across the UK, Ireland and Spain, the majority of Travelodge hotels are located  in major cities, towns and holiday hotspots as well as by airports and key business hubs.  With 90% of its hotels rated 4* or above on TripAdvisor, Travelodge is proud to offer  guests across its diverse customer base a good value experience – whether they are  travelling for business or leisure. In 2023, approximately 50% of rooms were sold for less  than £60. 

Whether out celebrating a birthday, going to a concert or sporting event, visiting friends and family, taking a business trip, working away from home, or taking a short break, we help people to go and do their thing by Being the Brilliant Base.

Travelodge continues to invest in its ongoing hotel refit programme which is expected to  see 50% of the Travelodge room estate upgraded to its new design by the end of 2024.  The brand is also continually evolving its quality offering to deliver a better experience for  its diverse mix of business and leisure guests such as its new look Bar Cafe design, 85 Bar Café, which has been rolled out to selected UK hotels as part of the refit programme.  

Travelodge is focussing on its environmental and social impact, with sustainability integral to its business strategy. It’s Better Future sustainability plan aims to build a more sustainable future for its customers, colleagues and the planet, and it is underpinned by three core pillars: Inclusive – ensuring we are accessible, inclusive and well-priced to our customers and colleagues; Caring – creating a caring and healthy environment for our colleagues and customers and ensuring their wellbeing; and  Conscious – Travelodge is conscious of its impact on the planet, taking into account the waste it produces, the energy and other resources it consumes and the carbon emissions it generates.  

For further information visit or the Travelodge Hotels Limited LinkedIn page.