What we do
Our business today requires talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Enterprise recruits many people, every year, from different walks of life and each one makes a vital contribution from day one.
Maintaining the infrastructure and providing essential services to the public requires very talented and committed people, each with their own unique abilities and perspective. Our growth from £100m turnover in 2000 to around £1.2bn in 2008 has created opportunities for people to grow and develop their skills and experience.
They are well rewarded for the contribution they make, both financially and in terms of the respect and friendship they get from colleagues and customers.
We have currently over 10,000 employees delivering essential services to the public sector and utility companies from 170 locations in the UK and Ireland. Our markets are large and opportunities for Enterprise are growing continually. We expect to continue to expand rapidly in the future and for many opportunities to be created.
A graduate working for Enterprise can expect a diverse, challenging working environment, interacting with professionals and adding value to projects from the start. We offer a supportive, tailored development programme, combining training with a real job. Our current senior team includes people who joined as graduates and we have a policy of developing our own employees for senior roles from within the business.
More about the Company
Our roots date back over 40 years and we are proud of our long-term relationships with customers that have evolved and expanded over decades.
Our public sector team delivers maintenance services to central and local government. The utilities division maintains and repairs gas, water, power and telecoms infrastructure. We work for the MoD on the management of military properties. Our transport team maintains highways throughout the UK and the rail network in London. We maintain the infrastructure of the UK.
Every day we help our customers improve the efficiency of their systems. We use skills such as project management, business process re-engineering, systems analysis, risk assessment and system design.
Our customers include:
- Liverpool City Council
- Ministry of Defence
- Wolverhampton City Council
- Highways Agency
- Severn Trent
- Thames Water
- Transport for London
- Manchester City Council
- National Grid
- Royal Parks
Name: Carys Thomas
Degree: Graduate Commercial
Role: Support Manager
In the commercial team I am working on developments to ensure we remain the least cost provider of essential services. I have been involved fully with the team from my first day and I am able to work on projects independently as well as in teams.
One of the main benefits I gained from joining the Enterprise graduate scheme is the opportunity to build networks across the Group. In my role in the Commercial department it is crucial to have knowledge of each division and understand how they operate. My graduate colleagues are a great help.
I am enjoying the Graduate Challenge project, set each year by the HR Director. This year we are tasked with raising money for our nominated charities, which is rewarding, as well as being fun.
Name: David Adam
Degree: HR Graduate
I joined the Enterprise Graduate Scheme to work in the central HR department.
My current role involves trying to improve the department’s systems and processes. This type of business critical work is typical of the projects in which I have been involved in and I believe that I can make a real difference.
I have regular consultations on my career development options and have been supported with plenty of training.
One of the main advantages of my role is that I work closely with the HR Director and get his input into my projects. Graduates are noticed and recognised at Enterprise, which gives the scheme real value.