Bentley Motors has launched its 2018 trainee recruitment campaign with 86 new positions available for apprentices, Undergraduates and Graduates to start in the autumn of 2018.
Apprentice applications open from 10 February at www.bentleycareers.com with Undergraduate and Graduate opportunities added throughout the month. Vacancies cover commercial areas such as Sales and Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Purchasing, as well as the traditional Engineering and Manufacturing opportunities.
For prospective apprentice candidates wanting to find out more, an open day will be held at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe on Saturday 10 February.
Commenting on the recruitment drive, Dr. Astrid Fontaine, Member of the Board for People, Digitalisation and IT at Bentley Motors, said:
Bentley continues to demonstrate its commitment to future talent. Our programmes have been running for more than 40 years and they each offer a solid foundation for people to build the relevant skills and knowledge that will enable them to grow through their careers.
There are many opportunities available, in all areas of the business, at different ages and stages of education. We are looking for extraordinary candidates, our experts of tomorrow, who can add to our already highly-skilled and passionate workforce.
Bentley has recently received national recognition for its future talent and skills development programs after being named as a Top Employer for the seventh consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute.
Bentley’s apprenticeship programme, with 40 positions available, offers an invaluable way of gaining recognized qualifications while undertaking key training at Bentley, for three or four years, dependent on which area the apprentice is working in.
Approximately half of the apprentices will be undertaking the manufacturing programme, learning skills within areas such as Wood, Paint, and Mechatronics. The first year of their program will include theoretical learning, before working in practical areas of manufacturing at Bentley.
Bentley was recently announced as the Best Employer in the Automotive Sector by the School Leavers Awards, voted for solely by Apprentices. The company also ranked as the second Best Employer for School Leavers in the UK.
Bentley’s Apprentice of Year in 2017 was Meg Aucott, a former Engineering Apprentice, and now Engineer at Bentley Motors. She comments:
I would strongly recommend an apprenticeship as it allowed me to pursue my technical, academic and personal development goals in a structured way. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience over the four-year programme and look forward to putting this into practice as my career with Bentley Motors develops.
The Graduate scheme, offering 14 vacancies, is a two-year development program where recruits are given the opportunity to work on business projects in a specific department, or across a number of functions.
The Undergraduate scheme, of which there are 32 places, is a 12-month development program focused on undergraduate degree students looking to complete a year out in the industry as part of their studies.
In a further sign of commitment to future talent, Bentley is playing a pivotal role in the University Technical College in Crewe. Focused on Engineering and Design, the school offers an inspiring education for 14-18-year-olds seeking a pathway to future employment.
To apply for one of the Future Talent opportunities, visit http://www.bentleycareers.com.