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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Overview

Thame, England
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Private
Hotel & Resort
Unknown / Non-Applicable
In 1985, we reinvented the concept of the low cost overnight stay by launching the UK’s first budget hotel chain. For over 30 years, we’ve been there for our customers in the right place and at the right price enabling them to stay away from home in a ... Read more

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    Travelodge are hiring thousands of employees in the months ahead of Christmas. The hotel chain, which operates more than 500 hotels across the country, is looking to hire more than 1,000 members of staff before the festive period. The company is recruiting workers for hotels in both Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) – Why Work For Us?


Introducing Travelodge PLUS - our new hotels give you all the great value you'd expect from a Travelodge, with added style and comfort we think you'll love.

Looking for a job thas fits around your family?

Sian has a degree in Travel and Tourism and worked in retail for 15 years, but after having her children she wanted a job that allowed her to work 16 hours week but not disrupt her family life... so she applied for a role at Travelodge.  

Why did you choose Travelodge?

I wanted a job that was a new challenge and something I’d not done before. Plus the opportunity to work in hospitality and use my degree was too much to miss. After having my children I needed a 16 hour job so my son could benefit from more nursery hours. I also wanted to work more to prepare myself for him starting school! The shifts were ideal and fit perfectly into my family life without disrupting the children's routine too much.

How does it fit in with your lifestyle?

The hours and the days that I work slot in nicely with the routines I already have in place with my children as I find routine is very important in our family life. My son attends nursery everyday and we fit in playgroups too, whilst my daughter is at school Monday - Friday. Both my children get to see me every morning and most evenings and I even have plenty of weekend time with them and my partner, so we can do things as a family which is great.  By me going to work, it means my children get time with their dad and he can do the bath and bedtime routine. For us as a family the balance is great.

What’s best thing about working at Travelodge?

There are a number of reasons that make it great for me. Meeting our guests and hearing about their lives makes me smile. My Manager and Assistant Manager have supported me 100% in all that I have done and I have an amazing team who have helped me so much over the last year. They’re like family and I’m so grateful to have a team like that.

We’ve been here for our customers for over 30 years. With over 550 Travelodge locations right across the UK, we continue to provide modern, clean, comfortable rooms in the right place at the right price, whatever our customers’ reason for travelling.

Behind the scenes of this big UK-wide company, you’ll find a close-knit team. Our people are passionate about understanding what our customers need and making sure we get every detail right for their stay.

We’re proud to have a diverse team and we want everyone to be able to bring their unique personality to work. Every day is different here – and every person is too. But we do all have some key behaviours in common:

Care about people

We really care about people and do our best to ensure that our teams and customers are happy, because happy teams makes Travelodge a great place to A

Attention to detail 

We know that the little things really can make a big difference. So, we work hard to take care of everything, no matter how big or small, so that everything is just right.

Drive for results

Whether it's a great customer review, smashing a target, hitting a deadline or making a cost saving, we do everything possible to deliver a great result.

We believe in rewarding our people for their hard work, so we make sure there are plenty of additional benefits. From 50% off your own stay with us, to partner discounts and pension schemes, there’s something to suit everyone. To lean more click here.

Building a career with Travelodge

We encourage our people to be the best they can be, in whatever they decide to do. We advertise all our vacancies internally, so you’ll always be able to see opportunities for career development as they arise. And, whether you want to build your career behind the scenes in our Support Office or to shine front-of-house in our hotels, you’ll find a full induction, relevant training and continuous opportunities for review and development.

ASPIRE is our internal development programme for our hotel people and has been developed specifically to help you build the skills and experience you need, either in your current role, or to help with your progression – giving you the chance to land that hotel management position you’ve had your eye on. To lean more click here.

 



At Travelodge, we’ll encourage you to develop your career – giving you access to all the training and knowledge you need. Here’s an insight into how some of our people have progressed. Join us, and you could be following in their footsteps.

Jake, Team Member

After looking for jobs within the pub and retail industry, Jake struggled to find the right job for him that would fit around his University schedule. Jake joined the business as a Hotel Team Member and quickly discovered that he loved customers and the fact that every day is different. He applied for our Management Development Programme – Aspire Traveller – and has now relocated back to London with his partner and transferred to our flagship property to develop his management skills and knowledge.

Claudia, Assistant Hotel Manager

Claudia joined Travelodge with very little work experience, but proved herself straight away by constantly asking for more and more responsibilities, which helped build her knowledge and confidence, and makes her a great candidate to become one of our future Hotel Managers. Claudia is one of our most successful Aspire Traveller candidates – as she is now an Assistant Hotel Manager in one of our largest sites in East London.

Travelodge Hotels (UK) Reviews

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) CEO Peter Gowers
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    "Working parents house"

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    Current Employee - Yasmin in London, England
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    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Travelodge gives you a Career path and also gives those parents that feel like there ain’t a job out there for you with fitting in with your household life
    I’m a mother of 5 all under 5years old and still work partime as it suites the school run hours and also I love it so much and meeting different type of people is amazing my goal is
    Build a career and raise a family

    Travelodge has also giving me my identity back as I was lost and didn’t think I would grow in my career as I’m a mom and being a mom is full time and not having much experience besides retail al I ever thought I’d be worth is a sales advisor not knowing there is a company out there Travelodge that helps everybody from different ages to different backgrounds it’s absolutely beautiful

    Now I have completed the aspire which is the management development course and giving this opportunity has changed my mind set and given me my identity back. My sign off day is 11th December which my luck

    Cons

    Loving work to much grabbing shifts on your day off

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for giving parents who are struggling to find employment due to many reason
    Keep doing the good work

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Photos

Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Peter in our new SuperRoom
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Behind the scenes photos of Peter Gowers talking to BBC Radio 4 on the Today Programme about Travelodge's 2016 financial results.
Travelodge Hotels (UK) photo of: Peter on the BBC talking about Travelodge's UK expansion programme.
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Travelodge Hotels (UK) (Warrington, North West England, England) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Very relaxed interview, the girl was lovely! Asked me a few questions off a sheet and explained the job role and hours in full, asked me if I was flexible in regards to overtime etc. Probably one of the nicest interviews I’ve ever had. After the interview I was advised it will be a few days until I hear back as she had to pass her thoughts on to the manager, Overall a very positive interview and I am happy with my job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Can I give an example of working in a team?   Answer Question
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    • Am I happy to follow a structured plan?   Answer Question
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees, Natwest, 2018
  • Ranked 8 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
  • Best Recruitment Website, The RMAs, 2018
  • Ranked 10 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table, The Sunday Times Fast Track League, 2016
  • Best Internal Communications, CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards, 2016
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