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Travelodge creates 1,300 new jobs

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Travelodge is to create 1,300 jobs in the UK as part of an aggressive growth strategy.

The hotel chain yesterday exchanged on 22 new hotels (2,198 rooms) across the UK at a combined investment value of £165 million. In addition, the Company is currently building 43 new hotels.

Upon construction, these new sites will boost the Company's estate to 540 hotels and 39,957 rooms and create 1,300 new jobs across the country.

In addition, the budget hotel chain searching to fulfil 180 new jobs at the new hotel openings at Birmingham Airport, Cambridge Orchard Park, Morecambe, Manchester (at the MEN Arena and Upper Brook Street) Bristol, Northwich, and two London Sites in Bank and Cricklewood.

The 180 positions are for receptionists, housekeepers, cleaners and bar café assistant roles.

Travelodge's HR director, Michelle Luxford, said: "We are looking for 180 dedicated and enthusiastic people to join our expanding team across the country. All you need to be successful at Travelodge is a great attitude to work; we can give you the skills and training you need. We are passionate about developing our people and I am proud to say that 75% of all our management appointments are filled internally."

The 'Travelodge Management Development Programme' (MDP) is a 12 week fast track management programme where individuals are taught the skills and given the experience to become a hotel manager. There is also an option to take the course over 28 weeks for part time workers.

Travelodge works with the Job Centre Plus to help the long term unemployed back into the work place.