MORE than 1,000 jobs are being created by the owner of Premier Inn, with military veterans and the spouses of serving personnel asked to apply.

The jobs at Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn, are at more than 20 hotels opening across the country over the next year.

All roles will be advertised with the help of the Career Transition Partnership, the Ministry of Defence's official provider of armed forces resettlement.

Spouses and partners of serving military personnel will also be offered positions through the Forces Families Jobs platform.

Simon Jones, managing director of Premier Inn, said: "We are already proud to have lots of veterans, spouses and partners working in our hotels and restaurants across the UK and are delighted to make it even easier for members of the armed forces community to get - and stay - in a job with us."

Whitbread has more than 800 hotels across the UK, including in garrison towns such as Catterick, Aldershot and Colchester.

The company says being married to someone serving in the armed forces poses a unique challenge as they are often posted to different bases.

This can make it difficult for a partner to find employment in a new town or city at the same time.

Natalie Carmon, 33, who is married to Naval Officer Neal, said: "It's hard having to move home, you may have no friends or family in your new base and you don't know where you're going to live.

"Knowing your job can be a constant will be a massive relief for many."