We have dedicated this, our fourth edition of Drive, to profiling some of the many UK employees who have proved through their initiative, commitment and ingenuity that career progression is not just for management trainees.
At Enterprise, employees have the opportunity to seek promotion, develop new skills, work in new areas or develop a particular passion at every stage of their career.
As a business that primarily promotes from within, it is vital for our success that we can embrace our employees’ ambition to ensure long term career success. This is why creating a development culture is so important for our managers.
Quite simply, we would not be able to function as we currently do if our employees did not feel that they could achieve whatever they want to at Enterprise. Career advancement is a management priority for all our senior teams.
So what does this all mean for employees – and particularly for those female employees who may be wondering what the future may offer to them?
As I hope each successive story in this edition of Drive will demonstrate, whilst the company can provide a culture of development, what is also required is for employees to take the initiative and grasp the opportunity, whether this be by developing your skills through networking, relocation, volunteering or mentoring.
There will be occasions where compromise may be required – or the willingness to accept change as something positive. This is particularly true in terms of relocation. Our business is growing quickly across the board, however, we cannot always guarantee that the job you want or the opportunity you want will be found in the location where you are based.
The employees in this edition show that with a little flexibility, as well as plenty of drive and commitment, Enterprise can enable employees to achieve their goals as quickly as they want.
This is something that I fervently believe and that the stories in this edition will demonstrate to you.
And that means that if any employee has reached out to achieve their goal and has not succeeded because of something outside of their control, then I want to know about it, personally.
If you feel your career ambitions are being thwarted because of our policies, our processes or our structure, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can help to change that.
Otherwise, I hope that you will enjoy reading this edition, and that it will empower you to take advantage of the fact that Enterprise genuinely wants you to develop your career exactly as you want it to be. That’s not because we’re kind generous people. It’s because if it’s good for employees, then it’s good for our business.