Bentley Motors has launched its 2018 trainee recruitment campaign with 86 new positions available for apprentices, undergraduates and graduates to start in the autumn.
Vacancies cover commercial areas such as sales and marketing, communications, human resources, finance and purchasing, as well as the traditional engineering and manufacturing opportunities. An apprenticeship open day will be held at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe on Saturday 10 February.
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.”
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 programme will include theoretical learning, before working in practical areas of manufacturing at Bentley.
Bentley’s Apprentice of Year in 2017, Meg Aucott, said: “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 programme where recruits are given the opportunity to work on business projects in a specific department, or across a number of functions.
The Undergraduate scheme, with 32 places, is a 12-month development programme focused on undergraduate degree students looking to complete a year out in industry as part of their studies.