The fact that their Graduate scheme incorporated my core interests - all aspects of sales, marketing and customer service – really intrigued me, as well as the scheme’s comprehensive training in business management. I also liked that Enterprise is a global brand which is instantly recognisable to most people. And with an annual revenue of $15.4 billion, it certainly stands out on your CV as a memorable company to work for!
The fact that the scheme incorporated my core interests – all aspects of sales, marketing and customer service – really intrigued me, as well as the scheme’s comprehensive training in business management. I also liked that Enterprise is a global brand which is instantly recognisable to most people – as one of the largest car rental companies in the world with an annual revenue of $15.4 billion, it certainly stands out on your CV as a memorable company to work for!
Fast-track and award-winning
Additionally, Enterprise’s scheme struck me as extremely fast-track – recruitment is at entry-level only, with the vast majority of the promotions available only to Enterprise employees. Some trainees can expect to be promoted to management within 6-8 months! This is backed up by the company’s string of employment-related accolades – voted by Businessweek magazine as the “50 Best Places To Launch a Career” for the past four years based on compensation, rapid advancement and best training programmes, as well as consistently appearing in the Times’ “Top 50 Places where Women Want to Work”, and even celebrated as the Graduate Employer of the Year!
Who should apply
One of the great things about working for Enterprise is that the company doesn’t insist on you completing a business-related degree, as they are confident that they can provide you with all the business knowledge that you will need, once in their employment. Nevertheless, my course certainly provided me with some transferable skills that I could bring to the company – such as good communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as the ability to work within a group and individually. In addition, my extracurricular activities, including my role as Social Secretary in my final year, helped to give me extra confidence dealing with all different types of people.
Application made easy
I can genuinely say that the job application process was the most efficient (and friendly!) of all the jobs I applied for. The whole process took just 3 months and consisted of five stages. Firstly, I filled out an online application, which was followed up within a couple of weeks by a 15 minute telephone interview. At the end of the interview, I was immediately told I was successful and would attend a face-to-face interview at head office which was scheduled again within a couple of weeks. Once I completed that, I attended a morning’s work placement at a local branch and was then interviewed by the branch manager. This was a great opportunity to see what it was like working for Enterprise.
Finally I attended an assessment centre day at head office, which consisted of some individual and group tasks. Enterprise look for sociable and friendly individuals with excellent communication and sales skills, so my best advice is to show off your personality and show you are a ‘people’ person who can market yourself successfully, as well as a brand.