Travelodge launches management apprenticeship program for teens

THAME, ENGLAND Travelodge Hotels Ltd. is launching an apprenticeship program geared at teenage “school-leavers,” with the goal of helping participants become managers by the age of 21.

Known as Junior Management Programme, or JuMP, the university alternative is intended to support Travelodge’s aggressive growth strategy, in addition to supporting the UK government’s appeal for companies to generate more high-value apprenticeship placements to help approximately 1 million unemployed young people.

Travelodge is offering 500 management apprenticeships, beginning the search for the first 50 apprentices this summer.

“Our nationwide JuMP program offers school-leavers an alternative career choice, to going to university,” says CEO Guy Parsons. “The fast-track management program provides a real job, with the opportunity of on-the-job training throughout the business, combined with further education and the opportunity to earn up to £30,000.”

Apprentices will experience practical, vocational learning in hotel management, retail, operations, marketing and customer service. Upon completing the program, apprentices will participate in a 12-week hands-on management training program, ultimately graduating to a management role.

A JuMP apprentice can expect to earn £25,000 to £30,000 from training to graduation. Interested candidates can express an interest to join the Travelodge JuMP scheme by emailing [email protected].