Bentley has continued its investment into its Crewe headquarters by announcing that it will recruit its largest number of apprentices in 25 years.
The manufacturer will look to hire 63 new apprentices for its September 2015 intake. The majority of these apprentices will undertake Bentley’s new manufacturing apprenticeship programme, launched in 2014, to develop skills in key areas such as leather, mechatronics, paint and wood. The young people on this scheme will split their time, with 70% devoted to practical work and 30% theory-based education. The other successful applicants will begin their apprenticeships in the company’s business areas including engineering, sales and marketing, purchasing and human resources.
Marlies Rogait, Member of the Board for Human Resources, said, “At such an exciting time in Bentley’s history, with our new SUV nearing production, we are investing heavily in our future. We have a highly skilled and passionate workforce, whose skills are passed on via the apprenticeship programme to create the Bentley experts of tomorrow. We are proud that this is our largest intake of apprentices in 25 years, demonstrating our commitment to development and training.”
Bentley has also recently announced that it is to invest £40 million to develop a new R&D centre at its global headquarters in Crewe, creating a further 300 new jobs in the process.
Applications for the 63 positions are now open at www.bentleycareers.com, and interested applicants have six weeks to apply. Potential candidates are invited to attend the company’s open day on Saturday 14 March 2015.