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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 Hotels (UK) – Why Work For Us?


STUDENTS - Want a part time job that fits around Uni? Or just a job to earn money over the summer? 

With over 500 hotels nationwide with a variety of flexible roles available there's sure to be a job for you. Why not take a look? Find a job at Travelodge

Hear what students already working at Travelodge have to say.

Are you a recent graduate with a business, analytical or financially focused degree? 

Are you analytically minded and commercially focused with a desire to be given responsibility and autonomy to make decisions within a business critical, revenue generating department?

If so, our Revenue Management function is for you!

We are currently looking for the right individuals to add value to an already successful team.  Suitable candidates will have the right skillset and attitude to thrive in a fast paced and target driven environment.  In return, structured training will be provided within a highly developed programme, with excellent opportunities for career progression.

At Travelodge we've been providing everyone with unbeatable value in travel focussing on the things that matter - Price, Quality & Location

We are one of the UK's fastest growing hotel chains with over 550 hotels & 40,000 rooms and we genuinely believe that it's our people who will drive our business forward to achieve our vision.

Why not join us on this journey? Click here to apply

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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    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at the Travelodge @ Dundee Strathmore Avenue for four months (today). I'm very happy at the time of writing as I've just passed my probationary period. I'm a full time student and this job has allowed me to earn some much needed money and fits around university. However it's more than a job to me, and I love going to work. It's been very rewarding to work for Travelodge in the short time I've been there - I've learnt a lot and have felt supported doing so. I have a mental health disability and asperges and my manager has been absolutely fantastic in supporting me and understanding my limits. I've not had the same experience at other places I've worked at. I regularly feel valued with the way the company uses its reward and recognition system which makes us all feel valuable. I feel very comfortable going to my manager about anything that I might be struggling with. This role is a customer facing role and people who apply for a role here should be comfortable with talking to a range of different people, with many different personalities. I am a student at the moment, and I may choose to go off upon graduating in a few years and persue what I'm currently training to be, however I also know that working for Travelodge isn't just a job, it has career prospects, and the aspire course certainly appeals to me.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a little difficult to obtain a good work life balance - but I suppose you have to be able to manage your time effectively.

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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Travelodge Hotels (UK) (London, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    It was super easy! Probably the easiest job interview I have ever done! I was really impressed with how I was welcomed and although I was quite nervous (I mean who would not be) but they did help me stay cool and they would unnerve you with how they welcome you. The questions are not to difficult. After the Interview, they said they would call up all successful candidates over the next 2 weeks. I was offered the Job after being called up on Wednesday the week after I done the Interview. For anyone preparing for a Interview with Travelodge my best advice is be professional. As it is a Customer Service based role show them you can provide good customer service by greeting them with a smile on your face. You do not necessarily need to wear formal clothing wear something that looks nice and falls between formal and casual.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we give you the job?   1 Answer
    • Can you confirm the hours you are working for? Will you work long hours when required?   1 Answer
    • What are your hobbies and Interests?   1 Answer
    • Do you have any previous experience working in a Hotel or a cleaning based role?   1 Answer
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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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