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Do you want a varied, hands-on, challenging career in one of the UK's fastest growing companies? Do you want to progress and challenge yourself? Do you want development opportunities and the flexibility of working at over 170 locations throughout the UK?

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The Company

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:

  • BT
  • 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

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Training & Profiles

About the Graduate Development Programme

The Graduate Development Programme lasts for two years. It is open to graduates from any discipline at locations across the country. You can make an impact from day one with a real job integrated with training. The programme provides intensive on the job training as well as course based learning. This gives graduates the necessary skills and knowledge to join project teams who are responsible for contracts in the utilities and public sector divisions.

Enterprise will give you the opportunity to spend time working on sites, implementing and coordinating projects and time in an office environment, focusing on logistics, planning and decision making. The programme is tailored to fit around specific areas of the business, in both operational and support sides.

Currently we have opportunities in the following departments

  • Commercial Support
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Waste and Recycling
  • Business Development
  • Finance
  • IT
  • HR
  • Competitive starting salary of £19,000 (up to £25,000 in London) with six monthly reviews during the two year graduate scheme
  • Supported professional development
  • Management development training
  • Life insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • 20 days annual leave rising to 25 with service
  • Locations across the country
  • Company car (where applicable)

The Offer

Competitive starting salary of £19,000 (up to £25,000 in London) with six monthly reviews during the two year graduate scheme

  • Supported professional development
  • Management development training
  • Life insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • 20 days annual leave rising to 25 with service
  • Locations across the country
  • Company car (where applicable)

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Case Studies

carys thomas enterprise graduate jobs

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.

david adam enterpise graduate jobs

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.

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  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • 20 days holiday per annum
  • Company car (where applicable)
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