Graduate Management Trainee - Eastbourne / Hastings
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Eastbourne, East Sussex
- Closing date
- 4 Apr 2023
- Business / Management
- Consulting & Business Services
- Role Type
- Graduate, Other work and training
- Start Date
Join us, and after an initial virtual classroom-based orientation session, you’ll be assigned to a branch office for hands-on business training. Here you will learn valuable business skills from capable mentors who were once in your shoes. That’s because nearly all of our full-time employees started as a graduate in our Management Training Programme, including our current CEO.
This allows everyone to learn our business from the ground up and to understand how they play a significant role in seeing it succeed. Our promote-from-within culture ensures that you’ll have a well-rounded training experience and learn skills in management, finance, operations, sales and customer service.
As you progress, increasingly more opportunities will become available to you. You can choose, as most people do, to continue your rewarding ascent within our Rental Operations managerial track. Then - in as little as two years from joining as a graduate - you could become a Branch Manager, in charge of your own team and your own profits. Or you can explore one of many other exciting options within Enterprise including Human Resources, Accounting, Revenue Management, Sales, Marketing and more.
What is certain is that we encourage all of our employees to be the best they can be, and diversity is a priority in all areas of our business. We have been included in The Times list of Top 50 Employers for Women for seventeen years running, as well as Stonewall’s index of Top 100 employers for LGBT inclusion in the workplace. We have also been recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, currently rank tenth in the Social Mobility Employer Index as well as being named a Race Equality Responsible Business Champion by BITC.
Enterprise is also still family-owned – our CEO Chrissy Taylor is the third generation of the Taylor family to run the company. This allows us to look forward even more confidently to the future, providing the stability we need to pursue the long-term good for our business, our employees and our customers, even in these challenging times.
As a Graduate Management Trainee, you are empowered to make business decisions that greatly affect your career as well as the bottom line. You’ll gain responsibility for developing new business and maintaining current relationships. You’ll be responsible for understanding cost control, reading your branch’s P&L statement and understanding what it takes to run a profitable business. You will also learn how to deliver exceptional customer service.
We will teach you how to effectively communicate, influence, and interact with all types of customers, vendors, and colleagues. You’ll learn proper sales techniques, problem solving strategies and conflict management. Those skills will provide you with the opportunity to market to local business partners and build solid, long lasting relationships with key business decision makers. In your development to become a successful manager at Enterprise, you’ll learn how to mentor, train, develop, manage and promote staff of your own. In turn, we’ll reward your development with pay increases and opportunities for continued promotions.
- A Bachelor’s degree is preferred; however, professional experience can be substituted if applicable. You must have a full UK driving licence, but we do make accommodations for applicants who don’t drive due to a disability. No drug or alcohol related offence on driving record within the last five years is permitted.
Enterprise started life as a small business. Now it’s one of the largest “small” businesses in the world, with 10,000+ branches globally, an annual turnover of more than $24 billion and the biggest rental car fleet on the planet.
What is it that drives our ongoing success? Without doubt, it’s our people. From our senior leaders to our apprentices, we give everyone the freedom to explore their potential, and the opportunities they need to rise to new challenges and take their skills to the next level – because their growth is what makes our growth possible.
Nowhere is this philosophy better illustrated than in our approach to graduate careers. When people join us as summer interns, on a one-year industrial placement or on our award-winning Graduate Management Training Programme, we empower them to start contributing right from the word go. It helps that we are divided up into thousands of smaller, local branches, so our graduates can gain experience of running their own business in as little as two years.
The other great thing about Enterprise is that we’re still in private family ownership. This allows us to look forward even more confidently to the future, providing the stability we need to pursue long-term good for our customers, our business and our employees. Join us, and you'll be one of the new generation helping us write the next chapter of our success story.
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