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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Announces 30 Career Opportunities in Oxfordshire

  • Vacancies to join the award-winning Management Trainee Program (MTP) and start a career in business leadership
  • Two-stage recruitment process aims to improve access to jobs and boost employment

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is creating 30 positions for the prestigious Management Trainee Programme over the next six months. The ambitious recruitment drive is targeting locations in Oxfordshire and nearby areas, including: Botley, Cowley, Bicester, Kidlington, Banbury, Didcot and Newbury.

People can apply from any university, degree or attainment level, or have a minimum of two years of customer service or sales experience. Enterprise recruits based on potential and is looking for people who can demonstrate customer service, teamwork and leadership skills.

The recruitment process consists of just two stages: a short video call to confirm eligibility including a full UK manual driving license, followed by an in-person interview at the local Botley, Oxford branch on 31st March. Successful candidates will walk away with a confirmed position on the day of interview or be informed just 24 hours later.

Management Trainees rapidly gain valuable experience across all areas of business management as they prepare to become future leaders. This includes customer service, operations, sales, marketing and finance. Promising candidates may become branch managers in just two to three years.

The promote-from-within policy allows employees to quickly climb the ranks and take on new opportunities, with more than 1,200 employees in the UK and Ireland promoted last year.

Ashley Hever, Enterprise’s Talent Acquisition Director, explains: “The Management Trainee Programme is the starting point to long term careers at Enterprise that can take people to the very top of the business. Our current CEO and many of our senior leadership started their career as a Management Trainee, and so did I. Once you’re on board, the sky’s the limit.”

“We recognise that recruitment processes often take a long time over a number of application stages, which for some can put people out of employment for longer. Our approach aims to make the job application process quicker, more accessible and make it easier for people to start their career.”

This year’s recruits will join Enterprise at a time when transport strategy is in the spotlight, providing exciting opportunities to shape the future of mobility. Businesses and public sector bodies are looking to broaden their travel options to help reduce emissions and improve efficiency.

By recruiting locally, Enterprise becomes part of the neighbourhoods in which it operates, enabling a deeper understanding of local customers’ needs and strengthening its ties within the local community.

As well as creating job opportunities, Enterprise will soon be hosting employability clinics and workshops in Oxford to improve social mobility, encourage career development and support people to reach their aspirations.

Enterprise engages closely with Business in the Community (BITC) initiatives, mentorship programmes with students at schools and colleges, and works with Job Centre Plus and local councils to provide apprenticeship and entry-level positions for people who are unemployed.

The company is an inclusive employer and has been recognised for recruiting a diverse workforce. In the UK, Enterprise has been a top 75 employer on the Social Mobility Foundation’s Employer Index, ranking 10th in 2022. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been awarded Stonewall’s Index of Top 100 employers for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, as well as 17 consecutive years as The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women.

In addition, Enterprise is actively involved in local and national diversity recruiting efforts, partnering with Enactus, The Automotive 30% Club and BITC.

For more information or to apply for a management trainee position in and around Oxford, please contact Paul Hanrahan on paul.hanrahan@ehi.com.