Travelodge has announced the creation of 710 jobs as a result of a £223million expansion programme in London. 21/10/2011
The budget hotel chain will be opening 26 hotels over the next two years. Ten of these hotels will be opened in time for the 2012 Olympic Games meaning the race is on to fulfil 280 vacancies over the coming months.
‘We are looking for 710 dedicated and enthusiastic people to join our expanding team across London. All you need to be successful at Travelodge is a great attitude to work; we can give you the skills and training you need. We are passionate about developing our people and I’m proud to say that 75% of all our management appointments are filled internally,’ said Michelle Luxford, Travelodge’s HR director.
Once employed, opportunities such as the Travelodge Management Development Programme (MDP) exist. This is a 12-week fast track management programme where individuals are taught the skills and given the experience to become a hotel manager.
The news was welcomed by London & Partners, the official tourism body for London. The CEO, Gordon Innes offered that it was great news for the city and for the wider reaching economy in general.
‘We are delighted with the news that Travelodge is creating so many jobs across the capital over the next two years. The hospitality industry plays a vital role in the overall visitor experience for London and today’s announcement is both positive for the city’s economy but also for London’s overall tourism offer,’ said Gordon.
‘London is determined to create a friendly and warm welcome to the world both leading up to and over the Games period and whether it’s a concierge directing a visitor or a waiter welcoming diners to a new restaurant - every aspect of the London experience will be enhanced by these future members of staff,’ he added.
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