All DMU 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 trip took place last year and as a result of a student being able to network with a senior employee of Enterprise, he secured a place on their graduate scheme.
There will also be time to explore the sights of Paris, enabling students to have a cultural experience at the same time as developing their employability skills.
Students will be able to explore Paris on the first day and in the evenings. Activities will be scheduled each evening which students will have the option to attend, or alternatively explore Paris independently. Iconic landmarks and buildings include: The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre and Notre Dame.
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.
- Trip-specific enquiries – Lisa Bilimoria – firstname.lastname@example.org
- General enquiries – #DMUglobal Office – email@example.com
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.
- Departure date: Tuesday 9 April 2019
- Return date: Friday 12 April 2019
- Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £350
- 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 18 February 2019 9am