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Hours and shifts at the hotels will vary dependant on the role and your availability. Travelodge is focusing on getting the right people, in the right place at the right time and as such hours across hotels will flex dependant on occupancy, but you will always work the hours you are contracted to. Speak to the Hotel Manager or the Resourcing team if you are unsure about the shifts or hours required for that role.

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It's always best to check with the hiring manager or Resourcing team if you're unsure, but we'd recommend smart clothing.

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A selection matrix is used to set out the content of the assessments; however this may vary depending on the role complexity, level, challenges and geographical location.

Assessments for roles at Travelodge are likely to consist of a combination of the following:

Telephone interview: Where a member of the Resourcing Team calls you to discuss the role, your skills and experience. If successful you'll be invited through to next stage or contacted to let you know if you've unsuccessful this time.

Competency based interviews: Which include both technical and behavioural questions which reflect the skills required in the role and the Travelodge Behaviours. You'll be expected to draw on your previous experience to demonstrate your ability to take on the role.

Work-based assessments/in-tray exercises/role plays: You may be asked to carry out an exercise during the selection process that reflects an element of the role that you’re applying for.

Case studies and presentations: For some roles, you may be asked to prepare a presentation prior to the selection day/interview. Make sure you're comfortable with the brief and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Testing: For some positions within Travelodge, the selection process may also include some form of psychometric testing.

If you have any questions, please contact the Resourcing Team or the Hotel directly.

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Hours for Housekeeping vary slightly depending on location but on average Housekeeping hours can start at 9 or 9:30 and finish around 2pm or 2:30om allowing you to do school drop off and pick up.

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Our Team Members are paid four weekly and our Managers and Support Centre Teams are paid on a monthly.

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We have a variety of contracts across the different teams for example housekeeping and reception, available from 8 hours a week to 40 hours a week. Take a look at our careers website (https://careers.travelodge.co.uk) or sign up for job alerts if there's a particular job or area your interested in.

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We have a Dress code and Appearance policy and provide uniform to all Team Members so they look professional, are safe at work and consistent for our customers. Hair should be kept clean, neat and tidy. Facial piercings and tattoos may be worn in moderation and should be discreet. Managers may ask team members to remove facial piercings or tattoos if they are viewed as excessive or inappropriate. We’re proud to have a diverse team and we want everyone to be able to bring their unique personality to work but if you are unsure or have any questions, we'd encourage you to ask the Hotel Manager or Recruitment Team.

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It depends on the average days you work per week, but if you work less than 5 days per week, holiday will be pro-rated accordingly. The People team or the hiring manager will be able to confirm If you have a questions about a particular role.

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No you have to be 18 as it is lone working

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Treat all workers fairly and roll early and late shifts round so the same people don't do the same shifts be more supportive buy being there in the evenings instead of just doing morning shifts

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