Hotel chain Travelodge has launched a recruitment drive to fill 600 jobs ranging from managers to receptionists.

The roles are spread across its 582 UK hotels as well as at its headquarters in Thame, Oxfordshire, including several positions in Dorset.

Travelodge said it believes the trend for more “staycation” holidays in the UK will continue, giving a boost to the hospitality sector.

The company has an in-house management development programme which, according to the hotelier, has helped thousands of entry-level staff climb the career ladder.

To attract parents, it can also offer flexible working hours around the school run.


Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Seafront Travelodge. Picture: TripadvisorBournemouth Seafront Travelodge. Picture: Tripadvisor

The 600 jobs include full- and part-time positions, including managers, bar staff, cleaners and receptionists, and head office roles in finance, marketing, computing and sales.

The company is also recruiting more maintenance engineers to join its field team.

Travelodge chief executive Craig Bonnars said: “The start of a new year is a great opportunity to kick-start a new career change.

“Working in the hotel industry is fun and exciting and it opens a door to a world of opportunities.”


Dorset Travelodge jobs

The Travelodge jobs up for grabs in Dorset are:

Housekeeping Team Member
Bournemouth Seafront Travelodge
Part Time: 8 hours per week
Pay: £8.91 per hour

Housekeeping Team Member
Christchurch Travelodge
Part Time: Weekend only
Pay: £8.91 per hour

Hotel Manager
Ringwood Travelodge
Maternity cover: until January 2023
Pay: up to £25,000 dependant on experience

For more information on these positions or hotel jobs further afield, visit the Travelodge website.