PREMIER INN KICKS OFF RECRUITMENT FOR KESWICK HOTEL
Premier Inn, the UK’s leading hotel business, has started recruiting for its first hotel in the Lake District National Park in Keswick, Cumbria.
The 71-bedroom Premier Inn at High Hill, Keswick is on track to open before Christmas, creating around 25 to 30 permanent and flexible job opportunities with the national hotel brand.
Kicking off the recruitment process, a ‘meet the employer day’ is being organised by the team leading the hotel opening on Thursday 11th August in Keswick, where the new management team will be available to meet the community and talk about the employment opportunities on offer at the new Keswick Premier Inn.
Premier Inn is recruiting for a range of positions at the hotel including front of house, kitchen, night-time, and supervisor roles and is keen for as many Keswick residents to join the business as possible.
Karl Hetherington, the manager of Premier Inn Keswick, said:
“One of our core values in Premier Inn is that there should be no barriers to entry into our business and no limits to what can be achieved when working for us. My own story shows what is possible as I joined ten years ago as a receptionist and am now taking on responsibility for managing my third Premier Inn hotel in Cumbria.
“I am now looking for a team of hospitality ambassadors to help me launch our brand-new Premier Inn in the heart of the Lakes at Keswick. It’s an amazing opportunity to open one of our new flagship hotels and we’re looking for a team of people who will enjoy meeting our guests and providing them with the warm welcome and excellent customer service Premier Inn is known for.
“Premier Inn provides loads of flexibility as an employer and in Keswick we are offering part-time roles, starting from a few hours a week, to full-time positions. All the new roles are permanent year-round jobs, with great benefits, and we really invest heavily in training and developing our people.
“Our meet the employer day is a chance for us to talk about all the things we do as a business as well as the jobs we are recruiting for. Please do pop along on the 11th if you are curious about what working for the UK’s largest hotelier looks like. I’ll be there with my full team as well as representatives of the Job Centre Plus and am looking forward to introducing myself and kicking off our recruitment drive in Keswick.”
Premier Inn’s ‘meet the employer’ day is being held at Keswick Rugby Club, Crow Park Road, Keswick, CA12 5EG between 9am and 2pm on Thursday 11th August. Premier Inn’s in-house recruitment team, as well as representatives from the Job Centre Plus, will be attending the day alongside Karl.
Construction of the 71-bedroom Keswick Premier Inn started in October 2021. On opening, the hotel will bring Premier Inn’s very latest format bedrooms including 12 enhanced Premier Plus rooms into the heart of the Lake District National Park.
All job vacancies with Premier Inn can be found online at www.whitbread.co.uk/careers. The vacancies at the new Keswick Premier Inn will be listed online in early September.