Welcome to the team Oliver!
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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (More than a year)
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
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
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Travelodge Hotels (UK) (Warrington, North West England, England) in June 2018.
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.