There are dozens of things I love about my job but If I listed them all, you would be here all day. So instead, here’s three things I love about working at Enterprise.
1. My Team- Our company is a fun and friendly place to work where teamwork rules.
I started with Enterprise in June 2014 after leaving University and my home town to start my career. Leaving all my friends and family behind was daunting, and I remember walking through the branch doors on my first day thinking to myself: “I hope the people I’m working with are friendly and welcoming”. From the first day I stepped into my branch, I was invited into my Enterprise family with open arms. And I can now honestly say that I work with some of my best friends. I’ve met so many amazing people who have come and gone, and developed friendships I know will last a lifetime. When you work with your friends it doesn’t feel like work, and the best thing about my career so far has been the people I’ve met along the way.
Career Progression- We work hard and we reward hard work.
When you start at Enterprise, you’re sold a promise that career progression and employee development is at the heart of the organization, and I started my career waiting for this promise I’d been sold to come true. I knew that I had to put in the ground work, and from day one made sure that I had a strong personal brand and worked hard to develop myself in order to further my career. Low and behold, just 60 days into my career, I’m taking my first test as a Management Trainee.
Enterprise provided me with group training classes as well as a mentor, who supported me in achieving 99% in my skills test (and a cheeky bonus!) This gave me even more drive to get promoted. The next big step was the Management Qualification Interview. At just 6 months in, I felt I had gathered enough words of wisdom and revision to prepare myself for this. After passing my MQI with 94%, I earned the shiny new job title of “Management Assistant” (and new business cards). My progression in 6 months had been fast, and I didn’t plan to stop there either. Time to apply for Assistant Manager jobs! 9 months in, and I’m the Assistant Manager of the largest branch in my area.
Community – We strengthen our communities, one neighborhood at a time.
My four years at University were very hands on and I spent a lot of time volunteering at RAG societies and getting involved in fun charity events. I’m a big believer in charity and knew it was something I wanted to keep doing. I had heard that Enterprise done charity work and supported good causes, but was sceptical that this actually happened and couldn’t really see where I could make a difference. One morning whilst going about my day, an email came through inviting people to apply for the position of “communities & charities captains”. This voluntary role was open to anyone at any level to apply for. I sent off my application, and was appointed to be the communities and charities captain for my area. This has been an amazing opportunity and I have the full autonomy to run any events and fundraisers within my area.
I started with a food bank collection and have just moved on to do a toiletries collection for the local borough. The list is endless and my colleagues from the area participate in events such as the London Marathon and speaking in local schools about women in Leadership. I’m really proud that I can be part of a company that genuinely care about their local communities and will support their employees wherever possible.
There are plenty more reasons why you would love a career at Enterprise, find out more about our roles and the type of skills that will take you to the top.