Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2017)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2017)2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2017)

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Add an annual turnover of more than $19.4 billion to a rental and leasing fleet made up of more than one million vehicles spread across some 9,000 locations worldwide and you get Enterprise Rent-A-Car - a business that's grown into the largest car rental company in the world.

The fact is, we owe our success to each and every one of our people, from senior managers to management trainees alike. We firmly believe in empowering each of them to make the decisions that will affect their work and their career. This philosophy, along with our uncompromising commitment to customers, is what has made Enterprise a genuine success story and a truly special place to work.

It is also one of the reasons we were named Graduate Employer of the Year 2016.

Just imagine the possibilities that come with joining a huge, internationally successful business with the type of personal, entrepreneurial approach which allows individuals to stand out.

Our secret lies in the fact that we're divided up into thousands of smaller, local businesses. So when you take one of our trainee graduate jobs, you'll be learning how to run the business yourself. And how many organisations with a $19.4 billion turnover can say that?

As for tomorrow? Rest assured - with the plans we have in place, our future is set to be a bright and rewarding one. And, as an Enterprise management trainee, you'll be one of the new generation helping us write the next chapter of our success story.

Start a career that could take you anywhere at www.enterprisealive.co.uk.

Case Studies

[casestudy]
  • Name: Annabel Bergius
  • Role: Graduate Business Management Trainee
  • University: Durham University
  • Degree: MA Classics

Enterprise's scheme struck me as extremely fast-track - recruitment is at entry-level only, with the vast majority of 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 - as well as consistently appearing in the Times' "Top 50 Places where Women Want to Work", it's been voted TARGETJobs Graduate Employer of the Year 2013 by a panel of experts and UK students themselves.

Working at Enterprise throws you in at the deep end - you need to have a level head, a sunny personality and be able to multi-task efficiently. Perhaps the most important responsibility from your induction is to act as the face of the Enterprise brand and ensure you deliver excellent customer service both on the phone and in person.

This responsibility extends to your ability to sell effectively and market the brand which directly impacts the branch's revenue. You are also expected to manage the branch's corporate accounts effectively, acting as a financial controller by ensuring they pay their invoices in a timely manner; as well as to take on a Personnel role in training your fellow management trainees.

As your time in the branch continues and your understanding of the business evolves, you increase your responsibilities by directly assisting your management in running the branch - as part of your training you are expected to "run the day", which is essentially organising how the branch will operate. Ultimately, the responsibilities incorporate customer service, sales, marketing, financial, HR and general management duties.

It's a very fast paced job - one minute, I might be dealing with a customer checking them into the vehicle, the next, I'm off to see a corporate account to improve our professional relationship and increase business with them. There's also the training to get through, which sets all sorts of objectives to complete such as hitting particular sales targets, arranging marketing events or attending various training days.

In a few months, I should hopefully be eligible for promotion to assistant manager with branch management on the cards not long after that - it's possible to get there within two years. My long term goal is to learn as much as I can about the business, and then ideally move into Head Office should the opportunity present itself.

The scheme incorporates my core interests - all aspects of sales, marketing and customer service - and there's comprehensive training in business management. I also like 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!

[casestudy]
  • Name: Ashley Hever
  • Role: Talent Acquisition Manager - UK & Ireland
  • Joined: 2001

"For me, it’s the satisfaction of working with like-minded colleagues, talking to customers and constant variety in my job that keeps me on my toes..."

Description:

I’ve been here 14 years now and still every day is different and every day I’m learning new things – whether it’s organising a photo shoot, refining our social media strategy or getting to grips with search engine optimisation. There can’t be many jobs where you’re constantly stretched and feel that you’re developing new skills all the time.

These days there are so many ways to find out about Enterprise and it’s important that anyone who’s thinking about joining the company does their homework. So check out our website, read our blogs, follow us on social media and check out the career paths and stories here to get a real flavour of what the company’s like and a sense of whether we can offer the kind of career you’re looking for. For me, it’s the satisfaction of working with like-minded colleagues, talking to customers and constant variety in my job that keeps me on my toes.

Training & Profiles

Management Training Programme

Our Management Training Programme allows you to develop the skills you'll need to move into senior management. With our help, you'll hone your talents in key areas such as sales and marketing, customer service and finance. It's entirely possible to be a Branch Manager within just two years of starting, and it really is up to you how fast you move up.

Our career progression
Throughout the scheme, there's a series of carefully monitored tests and evaluations, after which you'll receive pay increases, rewards, and more opportunities for promotion, working your way up to Branch Manager, then Area Manager, City Manager and beyond. You'll also have the opportunity to specialise if you find an area of the business you're particularly interested in, such as HR, Marketing or Finance.

To find out more and apply online, visit our website at www.enterprisealive.co.uk

Application Procedure

We recruit people on an on-going basis throughout the year. So whenever you’re ready to apply, we’re ready to talk to you.

  • Graduate Trainee Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2017)
    24-Feb-2017

    I initially had a telephone interview which asked some basic questions like when I graduated and what I was doing. I was then asked to arrange a Skype interview for the following week. I have never used Skype so found the second interview a little

  • Graduate Management Trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2017)
    06-Oct-2016

    After applying you will have a spontaneous phone interview, this is followed by a face to face interview, then an interview and a couple of hours in a branch and then finally an assessment day. You will be asked about previous sales experience,

  • Graduate Management Trainee - Enterprise at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2017)
    25-Mar-2016

    First step was a 45 minute phone interview. This was informal, but did include several competency based questions. These included: 3 things learned about Enterprise during your research, describe yourself, why you want the job etc. Was told at end

How do I apply online?
Click on the Latest Jobs tab to view our latest vacancies. Once there, complete the forms and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

How long does it take to apply online?
Your initial application should take less than 30 minutes to complete. It’s a good idea to have an electronic copy of your CV handy, so you can copy and paste the relevant parts into the application form.

Do I have to fill in the online application form? Can't I just send you a copy of my CV?
Yes, you need to complete the online application. It actually makes it easier for both of us. It means you can update your personal and employment information whenever you wish. Besides, filling in the online application shouldn’t take that long. To save you time, you can cut and paste parts of your CV into the relevant sections in the form.

What is the next step, after I've applied online?
You can read more about our application process here.

What exactly does the management training programme involve?
When you join us as a management trainee, you’ll start off by taking part in a classroom-based orientation session, before being assigned to a branch office for some hands-on business training. This will include management skills, finance, marketing, operations, sales, and customer service. You’ll also learn valuable business skills from capable mentors who were once in your shoes. And within a year you could be promoted to assistant manager. From then on, you’ll also receive a percentage of the profits generated by your branch, which means you could earn more, thanks to our performance based culture.

What qualifications do I need to get on the management training programme?
We’re ideally looking for university graduates, but will also consider applications from non-graduates if you have a minimum of two years of experience in customer service, management or sales. We look for people who are interested in management and sales as well as working with people. The ideal candidate is hard-working, has good communication skills, likes to work in a team environment and enjoys making decisions.

What is the deadline for applications?
We recruit people on an on-going basis throughout the year. So whenever you’re ready to apply, we’re ready to talk to you.

Why do I need a driving licence to work for enterprise?
We require employees for our placement and management programmes to have a full licence for the country in which they are working. That’s because a portion of the role involves being on the road – making sales calls, picking up customers and going to visit with our accounts.If you don’t have a licence because of a disability, we are certainly able to accommodate you. Please contact your nearest Enterprise Rent-A-Car recruiting team who will be able to help you.