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Gurnee, IL, United States, 2013/05/21 - Santana Equipment Trading Company, one of the fastest growing companies in the material handling industry, announces the 10 year milestone for their Intern/Management Trainee program - SantanaEquipment.com.
The program is designed to provide college students throughout the United States with an opportunity to gain professional work experience, attain industry-related skills, and learn real-world issues not taught in school.
Santana Equipment Trading Company seeks sharp and talented college students/recent graduates as candidates for its Intern/Management Trainee positions. The program was initially designed to recruit college students locally from the Chicago area. Now that the program has been running successfully for 10 years, Santana Equipment Trading Company has decided to expand the opportunity to students nationwide. The Internship is geared toward current college students, whereas the Management Trainee position is for recent college graduates. Historically, the company has hired 90% of students who have completed the program to full time positions with the company.
The Santana Equipment Trading Company team has strategically guided the company to expand operations to Phoenix, promote new management internally, target the growing Latin American market, develop a Social Media Marketing program, and now launch the Intern/Management Trainee Program nationally. President and founder, Eric Davidson, has prepared the company for these major changes over the past few years with his unique entrepreneurial vision. Eric understands the market, as he has been in the material handling industry for over 20 years - starting his own company 14 years ago. By nationalizing the Intern/Management Trainee Program, the company can expand the talent pool of candidates and hire someone with a working knowledge of territories that the company may look to expand in the future. Kylie Sheehan, the most recent intern to partake in the program, was hired on May 6, 2013 out of the University of Kentucky. Originally from the Chicago area herself, Kylie hopes to expand her working knowledge of B2B sales and marketing during her time with the company.
Eric Davidson, President and founder of Santana Equipment Trading Company, notes “The program has evolved into a huge success, and we are very proud of the employees we have hired over the years. We have trained them with educational business programs, and it has paid off for us.” Eric also comments: “I have seen such diversity with our students, but we all get along as I encourage teamwork, positive energy, and contributions to the company with their unique ideas. As a company, we can develop our program to educate students in sales, marketing, and social media programs in ways that universities can’t achieve. Our students receive continued education through personal interaction and hands-on experience. This sort of training starts the students on a solid and successful career path."
About Santana Equipment Trading Company
Santana Equipment Trading Company (santanaequipment.com) is an industry leader in the material handling market. Santana primarily buys and sells used forklifts - working with Fortune 1000 companies, banking institutions, dealers, and industry giants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Santana Equipment Trading Company is a privately held organization headquartered in the Chicago area.