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2 minute read - 7th February 2023

Bentley Motors opens applications for 2023 apprentice intake

Bentley Motors has launched its 2023 apprenticeship programme, announcing 37 new apprenticeship vacancies to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week.

With a strong emphasis on electrical systems competence, digital software technology knowledge and project management skills, the new cohort will help drive Bentley’s ambitious future. Roles will be based at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe with the option of a blend of onsite and remote hybrid working.

The recruitment drive intends to accelerate the brand’s forward thinking Beyond100 strategy and support the delivery of its ambitious five-in-five plan, which commits Bentley to launching a new electric model each year between 2025 and 2030.

Bentley Motors has opened applications for its 2023 apprentice intake / Picture: Bentley Motors

Dr. Karen Lange, member of the board for human resources at Bentley Motors, said: “Extraordinary people and products have always been at the heart of our business, and now is such an exciting time to join Bentley as we transform our entire operations in the coming years towards the electric era. Our new recruits will help underline our ambitions and shape the company, designing and creating the true epitome of sustainable luxury mobility.”

As a Bentley apprentice, colleagues will work beside some of brightest minds in the automotive industry while studying towards a recognised higher educational qualification. Applicants will have the choice between a level 2: GCSE, level 3: BTEC/A level, level 4/5: HNC/HND Foundation degree and level 6: Bachelor’s degree qualification for the intermediate, advanced, higher and degree apprenticeship schemes respectively.

Zakaria El-Shanti, degree apprentice in new model feasibility, Bentley Motors, added: “The apprenticeship programme appealed to me as it was an opportunity to learn a skill while gaining a qualification at the end of my four-year degree with the option to apply for a permanent position at the end of the programme. Although Bentley Motors is an international luxury car manufacturer, the work environment makes you feel like you are part of a family organisation with the freedom to express your opinions and questions. As a university student first, a healthy work and university life balance is encouraged and you will always feel supported with plenty of trust, space and time which will enable you to learn better, grow smarter and succeed. It has truly been an invaluable experience.”

The latest recruitment drive intends to accelerate Bentley’s forward thinking Beyond100 strategy / Picture: Bentley Motors

Bentley says it is committed to consistently improving colleague experiences in the workplace with multi-million pound investments in new engineering offices, collaboration zones and open office spaces.

Earlier this year, the company was awarded Top Employer status for the twelfth consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute, which recognises global employers who make every effort to continually improve the standard of work for its colleagues. For more information on the apprenticeship opportunities, visit:

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