CHECK in to a jobs bonanza at hotel chain Travelodge.
The company is looking to fill 1,000 positions across its 544 premises this summer.
Travelodge is advertising 1,000 new jobs across the UK[/caption]
Roles range from receptionist all the way up to hotel manager.
Around 700 of the positions are permanent, while the other 300 are just for the summer — which makes them ideal for students.
Travelodge chief operating officer Craig Bonnar said: “If you have passion, determination and a real desire to look after people, we will help you learn the rest.
Travelodge employee Louise Wright began working in December 2013[/caption]
“Joining a hotel company opens the door to training, career progression and potentially even to roles in new countries.
“At Travelodge, we are committed to developing our people.
“We have a successful in-house management development programme that has helped hundreds of colleagues climb the career ladder into management.
“The world is your oyster in the hospitality industry.”
The 29-year-old manages the revenue of 29 hotels across Greater Manchester[/caption]
Louise Wright began working at Travelodge’s revenue department in December 2013.
Now Louise, 29, from Aylesbury, Bucks, manages the revenue of 29 hotels across Greater Manchester.
She said: “After five years in banking, I was looking for a new challenge.
“A friend mentioned a role in revenue management at Travelodge.
“I had never heard of revenue management before so I did some research and found out that it was actually an interesting area of hotel management.
“I applied and after two interviews, I was hired.
She previously worked in banking before moving to the hotel chain[/caption]
“I got a lot of support and training when I initially started in my new role.
“Now I manage the revenue of 29 hotels across Greater Manchester.
“The best career advice I have been given is ‘Always have your next goal in mind and work at that level so you are continually improving’.”
Both full-time and part-time positions are available to fit around employees’ commitments outside work, such as childcare and university programmes.
To date, more than 500 Travelodge employees have graduated into a management position by undertaking its in-house development scheme, dubbed Aspire.
l See travelodge.co.uk/careers for more information.
NATWEST’S first junior consultant has completed a six-month mission to uncover what young people need to know about money.
Maths marvel Mog Stinchcombe, 13, met the bank’s boss Ross McEwan to share his results.
Mog said: “I think it’s really important that young people learn about money.
NatWest nabbed Child Genius star Mog Stinchcombe as its first junior consultant[/caption]
“Ross said it’s a priority for him too.
“The bank plans to teach even more young people the financial skills needed for adult life.”
Whizzkid Mog found fame last year on the Channel 4 show Child Genius.
He was spurred on by research from the NatWest MoneySense programme.
The financial education scheme found 55 per cent of children worry about their lack of financial knowledge.
In the meeting, Ross said: “My first job was mowing my grandmother’s lawn.
“I had to save a bit of my pay and spend a bit.
“That’s a lesson I’ve carried into my adult life and is why I am so passionate about the work we do through the NatWest MoneySense programme.”
CALL centre operator Emcas has 100 new jobs in Taunton, Somerset. See emcasclaims.co.uk/careers/vacancies.
SEVEN in ten people have gone to work unwell while 23 per cent have faked illness for a day off, according to insurance firm Aviva’s Working Lives report.
Seven in ten Brits have made their way into work despite feeling under the weather, according to new research[/caption]
It also found that 43 per cent of staff feel their employer puts the results of the company ahead of their health.
Aviva UK Health medical director Dr Doug Wright said: “Having unwell employees at work is a false economy.
“Businesses need to ensure a working culture where people do not feel pressurised into coming to work when they are unwell.
“Presenteeism, driven in part by an increased ‘always-on’ culture, poses a threat to overall business performance through the adverse impact on productivity and morale in the workplace.”
FANCY putting the role into rollercoaster?
Alton Towers Resort is holding open auditions today for actors, dancers and puppeteers for CBeebies Land and its new hotel.
Chris Carter, head of entertainments, said: “We’re on the lookout for highly skilled, creative and enthusiastic individuals to join our team to help create and deliver over 14 hours of top-class entertainment to our guests every day.”
Auditions will take place at the Mitchell Arts Centre in Stoke-On-Trent.
Dancers, presenters and costume animators can register at 10am while actors and puppeteers are asked to sign in at 2pm.
All successful recruits will need to start work immediately ahead of the hotel’s opening on July 8.
For more information about the castings, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THERE is less than a fortnight until the General Election on June 8 and, while it is natural to discuss politics at work, how far can this safely go?
Brits will go to the polls in less than two weeks after Theresa May’s snap election[/caption]
Here Alan Price, a director at employment law consultancy Peninsula, outlines four essential things every employer needs to know.
1. Political views can lead to discussions turning confrontational, and increase risk of discrimination in the workplace. Ensure employees are aware of what is and isn’t acceptable to say.
2. Be alert to employees harassing colleagues and have a policy in place. Political talk can offend, as topics such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation crop up.
Jeremy Corbyn will battle it out at the polls on June 8[/caption]
3. Wearing or displaying political symbols in the workplace should be discouraged, as it can have negative implications for colleagues or customers. But this needs to apply to all members of staff and be justified by a sound business reason – to ensure no unlawful indirect discrimination.
4. Employers should consider implementing policies to stop employees using workplace social media or the employer’s IT equipment to harass colleagues or attribute personal political opinions to the employer.
DERBY’S Makeney Hall Hotel is hiring room attendants, kitchen and events staff. Send CVs to email@example.com.