Bentley Motors today announced the highest number of interns in company history for 2022. A phased recruitment drive starting today at www.bentleycareers.com will see a total of 113 new hires start their careers at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, working across all areas of the Company.
Future talent will consist of apprentices, undergraduates and graduates, all of whom will join the world’s most sought-after sustainable luxury car brand. Those selected will occupy positions in departments such as lean manufacturing, marketing and communications, electrical systems and engineering, and business management.
Additionally, around 20% of the input will be in digital skills such as software engineering and data science, as Bentley focuses on developing the skills needed to help shape the company’s ambitious Beyond100 strategy.
As part of the recruiting phase, Bentley will host virtual outreach activities at a number of universities across the UK, offering career prospects and the opportunity to speak to current Bentley colleagues about early career programs. .
Dr. Karen Lange, Human Resources Board Member at Bentley Motors, said:
âThe auto industry is going through unprecedented changes – we are transforming ourselves and those around us too. This is why we are committed to continuing to focus on our early careers and developing future talent that will help transform our future needs into skills. These colleagues will play a key role in the evolution of all of our operations to lead sustainable luxury mobility into the future. “
Bentley’s future rests on ambitious goals set out in last year’s groundbreaking Beyond100 strategy. The company plans to become a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility, by reinventing all aspects of its business. This includes end-to-end carbon neutrality by 2030 and the move to full electrification of its entire model range within the same timeframe.
To help design and build these Bentleys of the future, the company will focus on greater diversity, improving skills in certain areas, and attracting a wide range of top talent from all walks of life, including digital innovators and creative thinkers.
In January, Bentley was again recognized for the tenth consecutive year as a Top Employer by the internationally renowned Top Employers Institute, the only automotive brand to make the elite list. The Institute rewards employers around the world who do their utmost to continuously improve the experience of their colleagues through digital transformation, improve recruitment processes, as well as nurture and develop talent.
Commenting on the valuable experience gained through the program, data science apprentice Niamh Frogley said:
âBentley’s Early Career Programs allow individuals to work on challenging and rewarding projects that contribute to the achievement of company strategy, while earning their qualifications. As apprentices, we are valued for various ideas that we bring to the business I recently completed my Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship at Bentley and then started a Data Science Degree Apprenticeship – the company believes in my capabilities and is ready to support my development. “
Candidates can apply for one of the future talent opportunities by visiting www.bentleycareers.com.