Career Progression

Generation Ys

Enterprise gen Ys have sticking power

One of the clichés of the so-called millennial generation or generation Y, born in the 1980s and coming into the workplace in recent years, is that they are career surfers, who like to move from one opportunity to the next.

Or do they? Enterprise now has 150 female employees who returned to the business having interned with the company.

Drive interviewed some of them to understand: what has motivated them to stay?

Charlotte Rodriques

I was looking for a placement as part of a business management degree at Gloucestershire. I was advised to apply for 15-20 placements – I applied for three. I didn’t see the point of applying for a job that I didn’t want to do. I also applied to Marks & Spencer and Royal Bank of Scotland as well as Enterprise... Read More »

Hannah Denman

I first came across Enterprise at my University Careers fair in Bristol. Enterprise stood out because the rep didn’t sell the dream of renting cars but the company, working culture and everything that ERAC stands for. So I spoke to my dad about it. He happened to be the Finance Director for RBS when they set up the corporate account with Enterprise... Read More »

Kelly Phillip

I decided to do a sandwich course because I knew it was important to get some experience in industry in order to get a graduate job. Uni promoted getting out there in industry as well, and so did my family and friends.

I looked at a lot of placements. I was very... Read More »

Rebecca Henley

I went to a careers fair in my second year at the University of Leeds and didn’t know what I wanted to do but knew that I wanted to do lots of different things.

I met the Enterprise representative and she told me all about the Enterprise management training scheme. What appealed to me were the variety and the opportunity... Read More »

Stevie Day

During my second year at Leeds Trinity University I did a six week placement at head office as part of my course. I joined Enterprise through that. I put down that I wanted to do generalised management as I was studying business and management. I was shared between accounts and the HR team. I got involved in lots of different things... Read More »

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