• 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.

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.

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.”

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.

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Notes to editors

Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s five model lines, Continental GT, Continental GT Convertible, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Bentayga EWB. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.

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