DMUworks: Enterprise Rent-A-Car-Paris Visit

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All final year undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Successful applicants are likely to be in the process of applying to Enterprise Rent A Car for a placement or graduate role, or be able to demonstrate an interest in enhancing their skills and experience in the job application process. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Enterprise Rent-A -Car recruit a large number of graduates each year and recruit from all degree disciplines. Over the past two years we have formed a partnership and collaborative way of working which has resulted in an increase in the number of our students applying to their graduate scheme and also the number of offers being made to DMU applicants.

A visit to Enterprise Rent-a-Car offices in Paris will allow our students to find out about how a global business operates as well as being able to meet with UK graduates who are now working abroad. Students will also build their networking skills allowing them to engage with employees at all levels of the organisation. This could inspire them to apply to Enterprise and when they do they are able to put this experience on their CV which could put them in a good position to be shortlisted. It will also broaden their professional experience giving them something of substance to talk about in interviews.

During the visit, students will be able to have a guided tour of the offices, meet staff and take part in a Business Challenge Activity. This challenge will enable participants to develop key skills that employers look for in applicants to their placement and graduate schemes such as; effective teamwork, communication, budget management and time management. This is the third trip of this kind, and three students who attended last year were offered a place on their graduate scheme

Enterprise Rent-a-Car will be at the DMUworks Graduate Recruitment and Placements Fair on the 29 and 30 October if students want to find out more about their graduate opportunities.

Please note, a full UK drivers licence is expected as students will require this for any placements or graduate roles with Enterprise.

Cultural activities

In addition to the scheduled itinerary, students will have the opportunity to explore Paris’ monument-lined boulevards, museums, iconic buildings, bistros and boutiques. No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, a stroll along the glamorous avenue des Champs-Élysées or a visit to Notre Dame cathedral, a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture.

Travel and accommodation

Accommodation and travel will be booked by the University for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place. The #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the overall cost of the trip.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the French immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to France and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Once accepted, should you require visa advice, trip participants are invited to one of DSU Advice Centres Visa Advice Sessions.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Tuesday 7 April 2020
  • Return date: Thursday 9 April 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £275
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 25 November 2019 9am