More than 200 job applications for just 15 vacancies at new North-east hotel

More than 200 job applications were received for just 15 vacancies for a new hotel opening in the North-east.

The 63-room Peterhead Travelodge is set to open in the coming weeks and has successfully filled all 15 positions – which included a manager, receptionists, housekeepers and cleaners.

Jon Soesan, district manager for East Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have built a strong team of local residents to manage our first hotel in Peterhead.

“At Travelodge, we are committed in developing our team members and we have hundreds of people who have joined the company from an entry level job and are now in a management and executive role.

“Joining a hotel company opens the door to training, career progression and even roles in new countries.”