Enterprise Rent-A-Car Recognized as Top Employer of Interns and College Graduates

ST. LOUIS, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ -- For the second straight year, CollegeGrad.com has ranked Enterprise Rent-A-Car the No. 1 Entry-Level Employer of college graduates for 2016. The job site also recognized Enterprise as a Top Intern Employer.

Enterprise expects its 2016 entry-level hiring to increase 5 percent over last year – to nearly 9,000. In addition, hiring for Enterprise's Management Internship program is expected to increase from 1,700 last year to 2,000 this year.

At Enterprise, most full-time entry-level employees get their start in the renowned Enterprise Rent-A-Car Management Training program. These positions are available at most of the more than 5,600 fully staffed neighborhood and airport Enterprise offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population. Management Trainees receive a hands-on experience that teaches them how to run a business, empower teams and provide excellent face-to-face customer service. Other hallmarks of the program include extensive training in a wide range of business skills; including profit and loss management, business-to-business marketing and sales, and logistics. Interns take on many of the same tasks as Management Trainees, learning what it takes to run a successful business and honing their entrepreneurial skills.

According to CollegeGrad.com, entry-level employers project an overall increase in entry-level hiring of 2.3 percent in 2016. The Top Entry-Level Employers list represents more than 125,000 jobs for the class of 2016, and is available online at CollegeGrad.com/topemployers.

Global Hiring

Enterprise Holdings Inc., which through its integrated global network of regional subsidiaries and independent franchises owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, has long been recognized as one of the largest recruiters of college graduates in the United States.

The Management Training program also has been recognized globally. Enterprise operates the program in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain and the U.K. Most recently, the company's U.K. operations were awarded the prestigious Graduate Employer of the Year Award at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards held in London. The award was determined by a select student judging panel and a national survey of 52,000 students and graduates from 120 universities. Enterprise was recognized for being at the forefront of graduate hiring, as well as for its innovative on-campus recruiting program and focus on creating a long-term career structure for graduate hires.

"Building our talent pipeline through both entry-level positions and our internship program is critical to fueling the promote-from-within culture that has served us so well over the years in developing the future leaders of our company," said Marie Artim, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Enterprise Holdings.

Enterprise Holdings employees have a chance to advance their careers quickly, thanks in large part to the thorough preparation they receive in the Management Training program. In addition, the company's promote-from-within culture is a driving force behind its need to recruit thousands of innovative, college-educated individuals each year. In fact, in 2015 nearly 15,000 employees were promoted or took on new challenges in various positions throughout Enterprise Holdings, contributing to new opportunities for recently hired management trainees and to the need to add even more.

Both Enterprise Holdings' President and Chief Executive Officer Pamela Nicholson and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Christine Taylor began their careers in the Management Training program.

The company is also a strong proponent of hiring student athletes and has been recognized as one of the top 10 companies excelling in social recruiting.

For more information about career opportunities at Enterprise, visit http://go.enterpriseholdings.com/.

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Founded in 1957, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand known for an extensive network of convenient locations, affordable rates and outstanding customer service. Enterprise has been ranked on BusinessWeek magazine's annual list of "Customer Service Champs" for four years in a row. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand is owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc., the world's largest car rental provider – as measured by revenue, fleet, and employees – and part of a global network exceeding 9,000 offices and 1.7 million vehicles throughout more than 80 countries and territories.

This press release and car rental industry news are available in the Enterprise Holdings Press Room.

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SOURCE Enterprise Rent-A-Car

For further information: Katie Bowring, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, kathryn.h.bowring@ehi.com, http://www.enterprise.com

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