Travelodge launches recruitment campaign

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Travelodge, which operates five hotels across the Highlands, including one in Fort William, has launched a new recruitment programme for the Highlands targeting mums and dads looking to get back into work by offering jobs with hours that fit around the school run, a work buddy and access to management training.

The programme aims to help attract some of Scotland’s thousands of unem­ployed parents into hospitality, as part of Travelodge’s plans to open 20 new hotels over the next five years, which will create approximately 400 new positions.

Jobs will be available across the company’s Scottish hotels, including roles in reception, restaurants and housekeeping. Across its five hotels in the Highlands, the company is actively looking to fulfil five jobs immediately.

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To design this new initiative, Travelodge commissioned a survey with YouGov to gain insight into the challenges unemployed mums and dads are facing.

Key findings revealed 86 per cent of unemployed parents would like to return to work. However, 59 per cent of parents reported that the scarcity of jobs with flexibility around the school run was the biggest challenge to finding work.

More than a quarter said they want to work because they miss adult conversation.