Martyn Raybould

Martyn Raybould

Bentley launches trainee recruitment drive for industry’s brightest talent

Bentley launches trainee recruitment drive for industry’s brightest talent

SVA Says: What a fantastic opportunity for young men and women keen on getting into the world of collectible and classic cars, and looking for the support and mentoring that they know will transform their lives. Bentley and its parent are world-class blue chip companies and we think its fantastic to see such forward-thinking at a difficult time in the sector. The Specialist Vehicle Association is regularly asked by members where to find experienced mechanics and interior and finishing specialists, the 2023 intake will become the experts for the 2040’s.

World-beating training and opportunities at Bentley
  • Applications now open for 2023 intake of 117 trainees at luxury marque
  • Vacancies focus on Bentley’s industry-leading Beyond100 strategy and commitment to all-electric future
  • Strong emphasis on digital technology and project management skills
  • Record cohort of trainees for 2022 now started at Crewe headquarters
  • Bentley named Top Employer for 11th consecutive year

(Crewe, 10 October 2022) Bentley Motors today announced applications are open for a new intake of 117 trainees in 2023. Career opportunities across the company are now available for industrial placements and graduates – with vacancies for apprenticeship posts live online from February 2023. The future talent will join the world’s most sought-after luxury car brand, based at Bentley’s carbon-neutral ‘Dream Factory’ in Crewe.

And its not all hands-on engineering skills applied

The phased recruitment drive on has a strong emphasis on digital technology and project management skills, as Bentley focusses on finding the industry’s brightest talent. The new cohort of trainees will help drive the company’s ambitious Beyond100 strategy, aimed at sustainable mobility leadership by reinventing every aspect of the business. The plan includes an entire model range powered only by battery from 2030.

The 2023 recruitment drive coincides with this month’s biggest-ever intake of Bentley trainees, beginning their career with the 4,000-strong Crewe workforce. In all, 130 have taken up new roles in departments such as Marketing and Communications, Systems and Electrical Engineering, Business Management and Lean Manufacturing. The 2023 intake will mirror this year’s programme, as well as offering opportunities in Human Resources, Research & Development and Sustainability.

From design to interiors, mechanics to construction

Dr. Karen Lange, Member of the Board for Human Resources at Bentley Motors, commented:
“Bentley is now inviting new applications for trainees to begin their careers with our colleagues working in Crewe. Recruiting the next generation of digitally-minded, talented people is vital as Bentley moves forward with its industry-leading Beyond100 strategy, transforming to full electrification across its entire range by the end of the decade.

“Bentley is committed to greater diversity, upskilling in many areas and attracting the widest range of talent from all walks of life. These trainees will help underline our ambitions and shape the company, designing and building the Bentleys of the future.”     

Interior fitting is a serious skill needed by many dealerships like P and A Wood RR & Bentley

Earlier this year, Bentley was again recognised as a Top Employer by the internationally-acclaimed, Top Employers Institute, for the 11th consecutive year. The company was the only car brand to feature on the elite list, which recognises global employers who make every effort to continually improve colleague experiences through digital transformation and enhanced recruitment processes, as well as by nurturing and developing talent.

Last year, Bentley became the first automotive company to be accredited by the Investors in People ‘We Invest in Apprentices’ programme. The nationally recognised, government-approved award is one of the most comprehensive assessments available and assesses apprenticeship programmes against an established framework covering commitment, development and communication.  

A fantastic future awaits the next cohort of Classic & Collectible car specialists

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