Enterprise Rent-A-Car makes £2,500 donation to our Sustainaibility programme.

Pictured: James Corbin, Head of The Careers and Employability Service (University of Kent) with Monica Fowler and Sophie Heard from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

One of the UK’s largest graduate recruiters, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has donated £2500 to Kent’s Sustainability program.

The global car hire company has been a long-standing supporter of the University, collaborating with Kent Business School and the Careers and Employability Service on various initiatives. One initiative is the Employability Points Scheme, where rewards are offered to students to enhance their career goals.

As an equal opportunities employer that remains focused on their impact on diversity, sustainability and communities, our values are aligned and so our continued collaboration is cherished by both parties. We are beyond pleased this has led to a significant donation from the Enterprise Foundation to our Sustainability Program. Founded in 1982, the foundation aims to give back to the community’s customers and employees of Enterprise live within; this donation will make a difference to our students, staff and local community by driving us our sustainability projects forward.

‘We are excited to strengthen and broaden our relationship with Enterprise, particularly with this new development of sustainability. They provide excellent graduate and placement roles, which a significant number of Kent students and graduates enter every year. This year they are looking to recruit 2,000 graduates as they expand their operations, so it is an exciting time to be working even more collaboratively.’ Remarked James Corbin, Head of The Careers and Employability Service.

Catherine Morris, our Sustainability Manager at The University of Kent, was thrilled about the foundation’s donation:

‘The Sustainability Team are excited to be able to use this donation towards delivery of a number of projects across our campuses. The money will support our work to enhance the green spaces on both our Canterbury and Medway campuses. Increasingly our outdoor spaces are being utilised to engage students, staff and the local community in collective actions to address the climate and ecological crisis and to support health & wellbeing. This funding will allow us to provide more opportunities for students to get involved and to gain knowledge and practical experience of sustainability to improve employability.’

The university is looking forward to continuing our work with organisations such as Enterprise to achieve our goal of having a positive impact on local, regional and international sustainability through collaboration.