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3,000 Whitbread Restaurant Jobs & Hotel Vacancies

29 Apr 2014

3,000 Whitbread Restaurant Jobs & Hotel Vacancies

Whitbread PLC, the biggest hospitality group in the UK, has said it will create around 3,000 restaurant, cafe and hotel jobs across the whole business in the current financial year.

The majority of new Whitbread position are restaurant jobs generated at Costa Coffee which will open almost 200 new outlets in the UK. A sizeable proportion of the new vacancies will also be hotel jobs at Premier Inn which opened 40 new budget accommodation facilities in this financial year.

There will also be other bar and restaurant jobs created at other chains under the Whitbread banner like Beefeater Grill, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns.

There are currently around 1,700 branches of Costa Coffee in the UK, but Whitbread wants to grow their presence by a further 500 outlets before the end of 2018. Within the same time frame, Whitbread aims to hit 75,000 rooms across its hotel businesses, adding a further 10,000 hotel rooms in London alone.

Whitbread’s chief executive, Andy Harrison, said the business had been going from strength to strength but tempered future expectations saying that more challenging times may lay ahead:

“We had a strong finish to last year, with all our brands performing well, boosted by good Christmas and New Year campaigns and helpful weather comparatives. The first two months of the new financial year have started positively, with good trading again helped by relatively soft comparatives which will become tougher as we move into the second half of this year,” said Mr Harrison.

Across all of its businesses in the UK, Whitbread now employs over 40,000 people in a variety of full and part time hospitality vacancies, making it one of the most important providers of flexible jobs in Britain.

To get more of a background on the group you can have a read through our company profiles pages for Whitbread, Costa Coffee and Premier Inn so that you can decide if they are the sort of business that you would like to work for.

We’ve also written a couple of complete articles for students who want to find work in either hotels or restaurants. Those blogposts tell you who is hiring in the hotels and restaurant businesses and what sort of qualities they look for in the students they recruit. Give yourself the full brief with our guides to Hotel Jobs For Students and Student Jobs in Bars & Restaurants.

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