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Travelodge Careers and Employment

About us
In 1985, Travelodge became Britain’s first value hotel brand when it launched in the UK, opening its first hotel at Barton under Needwood in the heart of England. Since those early days, Travelodge has gone from strength to strength. It is now the UK’s largest independent hotel brand, with more than 570 hotels and 40,000 guest bedrooms, right across – more... the UK as well as in Ireland and Spain.

You’ll find our hotels in the centre of major cities, including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Barcelona, and Madrid; in most of Britain’s larger towns,

as well as in the classic seaside locations and vital roadside stops.

More than 190 of our hotels have our on-site Bar Café restaurant, and almost all are located close to other restaurants and coffee shops, making Travelodge the ideal base for travel. We continue to expand, with 13 new hotels expected to open in 2020 and further locations identified for expansion.

More than 11,000 Travelodge colleagues work together to look after our customers each day.

We offer a wide range of roles, including front-line guest service positions, construction and maintenance teams and a range of positions in our support centre.

With a mix of full-time and part-time roles, we are an ideal employment choice for people who are looking to build their careers in hospitality, or fit work around other commitments, including working parents, students and people looking for a second career later in life.

All new team members undergo an induction programme to support them in being successful in their role and further training is made available for all team members to progress and advance their careers.

Over more than thirty years, we have helped thousands of people grow their careers and make the journey from entry-level jobs to management positions. Our management development programme, ‘Aspire’ is central to our approach, helping candidates secure externally recognised qualifications as well as practical management skills. We currently have many colleagues studying towards apprenticeship and management qualifications, as well as other colleagues developing through professional qualifications and on the job training.

Travelodge recognises the benefits of having a diverse workforce with different backgrounds and experiences, solely employed on ability and it supports this belief with clear policies on equality and diversity and a track record of strong representation at all levels from people of all backgrounds. Travelodge monitors the diversity of job applicants, as well as the composition of our existing workforce by each protected characteristic in order to support a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We remain committed to evolving our approach to ensure it is embedded as a way of life across the organisation.
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