When I started university, I decided that a year in industry would be a great boost to my future career plans. So when an opportunity to take a placement year came up, I grabbed it with both hands.
I looked at numerous placement opportunities, but Enterprise really caught my eye just because of how much ownership you have over your own career journey.
After a successful application process, I started working at the Lincoln branch in September 2013, as an Intern on a 12 month Placement Programme.
In those 12 months, I was exposed to the four core areas of Enterprise; employee development, customer service, growth and profitability. I was also able to work at four different branches, including the East Midlands airport branch.
The independence at work is great, and we all know that if we want to achieve something at work, it’s ours to go and get. I completed my training folder within 10 months, which meant I could apply for a promotion upon return from university. It was a weight lifted off my shoulders knowing that I was eligible for a promotion once I had finished my degree.
Before ending my placement, I also won the East Midlands / East Anglia group’s “Intern of the year”, which to me proved that once you take ownership of your career, success will follow.
I returned back to university still wanting to be as involved as I could with Enterprise, so I became a Campus Brand Manager. This allowed me to help fellow students applying for jobs at Enterprise, as well as explore a different part of the company at the same time. I was also lucky enough to be offered part time hours at Enterprise.
My 12 months at Enterprise only served as a reminder of how much I wanted to work there. Before I graduated, I had a successful interview at the Lincoln branch and will return to the company full time this summer as an Assistant Manager.
It’s a great feeling to know that not only do I have a job waiting for me after I graduate, but it’s going to be a job full of challenges, excitement and progression.
If this sounds like the type of opportunity you’re looking for, apply to one of our placements today and look forward to a brighter future.