Travelodge's first management apprentices graduate

28 November 2013 by
Travelodge's first management apprentices graduate

Travelodge have announced that their first class of junior management apprentices have all graduated and have joined the company as managers.

A total of 17 students graduated this year, significantly contributing to the company's ethos of recruiting 75% of hotel managers internally.

Having launched the bespoke scheme in 2011 in a bid to generate more apprenticeships for young people hoping to work in the hospitality industry, Travelodge designed the programme to suit 18-year-old school leavers. It allows them to earn a salary, get work experience, continue their education and become managers by the age of 21.

Jon Hendry Pickup, chief operating officer for Travelodge said: "We are extremely proud. I expect [these apprentices] to be the first of many, as the calibre of our intake has been very high. They are a great example to other young people, demonstrating that you can have a successful career without going to university.

"I am sure that today is a landmark moment for our apprentices, working in a successful company and industry. I am confident that we will see them climb the career ladder at Travelodge."

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