Mentoring a first-year student can be a great way to “give something back” while also boosting your own communication and relationship-building skills. Here’s our guide to being the best student mentor you can be.
When I graduated 14 years ago I never thought I would spend the entire time with one employer. But Enterprise offers such a challenging and fast-paced career path that I am always learning and developing new skills. And, every so often, my accounting degree comes in handy.
I’ve been working for Enterprise for 13 years but I’ve had no time to get complacent, as there are always new opportunities and challenges. This has meant moving around the UK on several occasions, but this is the best way to really understand the business.
At Enterprise, diversity within the workplace is something we encourage and champion. Recently we held a Women in Leadership conference to celebrate International Women's Day, which gave us the chance to embrace and learn from successful women in Business.
In my last post, I talked about some of the behaviours we look for in our future leaders and shared more insights from our recent Leadership Forum. In this post I wanted to take that thought further and explore the idea of personal brands. That is, what you represent and how you put yourself out there in a way that supports your path to leadership.
In our last post we talked a little about diversity and developing future leaders. We also gave you a taste of some of the platforms we’ve created and initiatives we have in place to highlight, develop and recognise our own future leaders in Enterprise. One of our most successful, and enjoyable initiatives is the Leadership Forum – a two-day residential conference for 50 of our top female and BAME middle management team members to focus exclusively on developing their leadership behaviours and personal skills to take control of their career progression.
Not everyone wants to run a company, or be a senior leader. But those who do need to think about their career, achievements and the way they present themselves in a particular way to get there. At Enterprise, we place a lot of emphasis on developing people because we only promote from within our business. So our management trainees will one day be the leaders of our company.