job details at a glance
Primary LocationSunderland, United Kingdom
Educational RequirementsBachelor’s Degree or Relevant Experience
RequirementsValid Drivers License
Your raw talent
Enterprise will shape it into something special
They say great leaders aren't born, they're made. At Enterprise, we believe that's true. And, when you join us as a Graduate Management Trainee, you'll get support to become the future leader we know you are. We'll give you real responsibility from your first day, empowering you to get valuable, real-world experience. From customer service to finance and operations to sales, you'll work across our entire business and learn everything it takes to manage a successful, multimillion-pound organisation. But that's not all. With an open-door policy that makes it easy to connect with a mentor, our promote-from-within culture, and an even playing field, you'll get incredible opportunities to grow and take on new roles.
What does your Graduate Management Trainee training look like?
The majority of your training will occur on the job. You will work with your manager to stay on track of your learning objectives and goals.
For some roles, additional training is required beyond on-the-job training. In some cases, this training is in a classroom setting with subject matter experts.
The Enterprise Formal Mentor Programme assists mentees in their professional and personal development by focusing on company culture, diversity, leadership, interpersonal skills and work/life balance. Employees are also encouraged to create informal mentoring relationships within the organisation.
Our Management Trainee position
Here's what you need to know
Graduate Management Trainee - Sunderland
Add an annual turnover of $22.5 billion to a rental and leasing fleet of more than 1.7 million vehicles spread across 9,500 locations worldwide and you get Enterprise Rent-A-Car – a business that’s grown into the largest global mobility provider in the world.
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 sixteen years in a row, and have been honoured with many other awards along the way.
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 you are considering a position with Enterprise, we invite you to learn more about our business. Today – and every day – the safety and wellbeing of employees, customers and the communities we serve is our top priority. For the latest on our COVID-19 response, please visit the Enterprise Rent-A-Car website.
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 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.
- Regardless of your socio-economic background, university attended, subject studied and degree attained, Enterprise will always look at how you perform against our competencies and will judge you on that alone.
- Please let us know about any accommodations you may need to participate in our recruitment process.
- Please limit your application to only one job posting based on where you live and/or plan to work. Applying to multiple locations will delay your application being processed.
- This job posting is for applications within the following locations: Sunderland, Birtley
Let's get it moving in the right direction
Want jet fuel for your career? As a Graduate Management Trainee that's what you'll get. Not only will you have real responsibility from your first day - you'll be expected to own results. Sound a little scary? It's not. We'll be right there with you, helping you to experience, explore, and thrive. And with support and training, and a promote-from-within culture, you'll get the chance to explore many paths in one career - all at one company. You just need to get moving down the path.
Click through to see where your Management Trainee career could take you.
1 Graduate Management Trainee
2 Management Assistant
3 Assistant Manager
4 Branch Manager
5 Area Manager
6 Group Rental Manager
7 Regional Vice President
8 Vice President/General Manager
"Love the people and the atmosphere in the branch. The number of promotional opportunities is crazy as well. I can already see that you get out what you put in." Current Employee
What you'll need to bring to the table
- Customer Service/Empathy
- Leadership Ability
- Effective Communicator
- Sales/Persuasive Ability
- Work Ethic
Working for a great company comes with rewards
Personal Life Assistance and Paid Time Off
Discounts and Perks