A WELL-KNOWN chain with York hotels is looking to fill 680 jobs across the country in readiness for this summer’s “staycation” season.

The recruitment drive includes full- and part-time positions for posts ranging from management, bar work and receptionists.

The chain is looking to fill 20 positions across its five York hotels.

Travelodge, whose city hotels include York Central Micklegate, York Hull Road and York Tadcaster city hotels, is also recruiting in-house maintenance engineers and will recruit workers for its head office in areas such as finance, human resources and marketing.

Craig Bonnar, Travelodge chief executive said: ““We are gearing up for a busy summer Staycation season this year, and we need to fill 20 positions in York immediately.

"We are looking for individuals who have passion, determination and a desire to deliver excellent customer service. In return, we provide a world-class training & development programme giving direct access to climb the career ladder into management.

"We also offer flexible working hours to help parents work around the school run, so that they can raise their family and keep one foot firmly on their career ladder too. 

"There has never been a better time than now to join the UK hospitality sector, the career opportunities are endless and it also opens a door to the world.”