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Thistle Hotels


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Although Thistle don’t have as many hotels as the likes of Premier Inn, Travelodge and Best Western, they are still a good option for part time work or holiday work if they have a hotel near where you are studying or living.

The Thistle hotels chain only totals just over 30 properties, but they have over 10,000 rooms in the UK, a statistic which makes them the sixth biggest chain in the country on those particular terms. Indeed, purely based on sheer room numbers, Thistle is the biggest hotel chain in London.

Thistle currently has 11 hotels in London and more hotels in England at Birmingham, Brands Hatch, Brighton, Bristol, Cheltenham, East Midlands Airport, Exeter, Haydock, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Poole and St Albans.

In Scotland, Thistle have three hotels in Aberdeen and one each in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. There is also a Thistle hotel in Cardiff, Wales.

So, as you can see, there are a good few student towns and cities which are home to Thistle hotels and which may be advertising full or part time vacancies which are suitable for students, graduates or other young people.

The Thistle brand is owned by parent company GLH Hotels Management (UK) Limited (glh.) which also includes the Guoman Hotels and Clermont Hotels & Residences names. So you could also check out those chains for further hotel work options if there is no Thistle accommodation near where you are.

Thistle hotels are very strong on career progression. Each and every one of their new recruits - from receptionists, waiting staff, cleaners, right up through new managers - has access to induction, training and development to help them succeed.

Full or part time opportunities that you might see advertised at Thistle hotels include: Bar Operatives, Breakfast Chefs, Commis Chefs, Chef de Parties, Head Chefs, Switchboard Staff, Food and Beverage Operatives, Kitchen Porters, Reception Staff, Maintenance Workers, Restaurant Staff, Room Operatives.

As for the sort of staff that the upmarket Thistle tries to recruit, here is what they say on their website:

“We believe there are some core values that are central to our business and culture, these are things that can't be taught and elements we look for in a potential Thistle employee, things like; putting our guests' experience first; achieving results through innovation and entrepreneurial flair, working together as one team and inspiring others with our passion for excellence.”

Could that be you? If so, then why not apply for a job (and possibly a career) with Thistle hotels?

As well as very competitive pay, you will also receive discounted room prices and half price food and drinks at both Thistle and Guoman hotels.

For more information about jobs for students and graduates at Thistle hotels in the UK, you can browse their social media channels to the left or read all about the options on their Careers website.

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