11/16/2021 | Press release | Archived content
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the world's largest car rental company, is offering a boost to the job prospects of university graduates by announcing that a bumper roster of almost 2,000 new graduate positions will be made available over the course of the next year.
The new positions are for the company's prestigious and award-winning Management Training Program. Graduates can choose to start their training at any of Enterprise's 450 branches across the country and with the opportunity to be promoted quickly, reaching branch manager level within only two or three years. Enterprise's newly appointed Head of European Operations, Khaled Shahbo, is an example of this, beginning his career at Enterprise on the Training Program.
Enterprise's enhanced positions provide a shot in the arm for 2021 graduates, who saw their chances of securing a suitable job fall by a third amid competition with last year's graduates. The Enterprise program offers bespoke on-the-job training and many opportunities for early advancement from one of the UK's award-winning graduate employers.
Enterprise Graduate Jobs Across the UK:
Southeast -- 501
Midlands -- 280
Southwest -- 256
Northeast -- 250
Northwest -- 250
Scotland -- 239
Wales -- 70
Northern Ireland -- 20
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an inclusive employer and committed to a diverse and equitable workforce. The company has been one of the Times' Top 50 Employers for Women for 16 consecutive years and has previously been named Graduate Employer of the Year by Target Jobs. Enterprise is also is a sponsor of Business in the Community's Race at Work program and was recently named Organization of the Year at the Social Mobility Awards.
The company places a strong emphasis on attracting a diverse graduate talent pool, actively recruiting from more than 100 universities while also creating a transparent recruitment and progression process where everyone has the best opportunity to succeed.
High performing graduates can progress to assistant manager within just eight to 12 months of joining. At this point employees become responsible for contributing to the successful running of the branch. It becomes a business that they run entrepreneurially and receive pay based on branch performance on top of their base salary.
Enterprise is at the forefront of helping to develop new integrated transport options by playing a leading role in innovative projects such as the UK's largest mobility as a service program in Scotland and a ground-breaking mobility credit scheme in Coventry.
"When I joined Enterprise in 2012 I had a very 'traditional' career path initially starting the Management Training Program in Glasgow," Area Manager Nadia Javaid said. "I had five promotions within my first few years eventually being promoted to area manager. I am now responsible for seven branches across Glasgow and the West of Scotland, none of this could have been possible without joining the Graduate Management Training Program."
"We are delighted to be able to offer a bumper roster of almost 2,000 graduates the opportunity to start their career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car," Talent Acquisition Director Ashley Hever said. "With 1,600 roles currenty available and plans to add a further 400 later this year, more than ever we are looking for talented and motivated individuals who want to progress quickly, are open to new opportunities, and who enjoy teamwork and looking after customers. As we promote from within for most roles, people can rise to the top."
Those wishing to apply or find out more about a potential career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car can head to Enterprise's careers website to find out more.