Travelodge offers more jobs to school-run parents
The hotel chain is aiming to fill 1,500 jobs with flexible hours for mothers and fathers looking to get back into work.
Travelodge is launching the next phase of its parents recruitment programme, targeting mothers and fathers looking to get back into work.
The hotel chain, which operates 567 hotels across the UK, is aiming to fill 1,500 jobs with flexible hours that fit around the school run, as well as access to management training.
The company received 45,000 applications when it first started the programme earlier this year, filling 3,000 positions.
The company is offering jobs across its UK hotels, head office and at its new hotels opening this year in Edinburgh,London, Rochester and Sittingbourne.
Jobs include hotel manager, receptionist, bar staff and supervisor.
Research for Travelodge suggested that most unemployed parents wanted to return to work but reported a scarcity of jobs with flexibility around the school run.
Britain has a vast untapped pool of parents who want to work but want to avoid the costs of school wraparound care Rebecca Baker, Travelodge
Travelodge spokeswoman Rebecca Baker said: “We have been astounded by the tremendous feedback we have received from mums and dads in all corners of the UK for our new parents recruitment programme.
“This response reinforces our research and highlights that Britain has a vast untapped pool of parents who want to work but want to avoid the costs of school wraparound care.
“We have made it our mission to help unemployed parents return to work in the hospitality sector.
“With a growing network of over 560 hotels across the country, we have a strong established workforce of working parents, offering jobs close to home, flexible hours that can work around the school run, benefits that suit families and a career path into management specifically for mums and dads.”