Crew-based Bentley Motors has announced the company’s biggest-ever intake of trainees for 2022. A phased recruitment drive that started at the end of October on its website (www.bentleycareers.com
) will see a total of 113 new recruits beginning their careers at the company’s headquarters, working throughout all sectors of the business.
The trainees will comprise apprentices, undergraduates and graduates, and the successful individuals will take up positions in areas such as lean manufacturing, marketing and communications, systems and electrical engineering and business management.
Moreover, around 20% of the intake will be in digital skills — such as software engineering and data science — as Bentley focuses on developing the skillsets required to help shape the company’s ‘Beyond100’ strategy.
As part of the recruitment phase, Bentley will host virtual outreach activities at a number of universities around the UK, offering career insights and the opportunity to speak to current ‘Bentley colleagues’ on its early career programmes.
Karen Lange, member of the board for human resources at Bentley Motors, said: “The automotive industry is going through unprecedented change; we are transforming and so are those around us.
“That is why we are committed to continuing our focus on our early careers intake and developing the future talent that will help transform our future skills requirements. These colleagues will play a key role as we evolve our entire operations to lead sustainable luxury mobility into the future.”
Bentley’s future is underpinned by ‘ambitious targets’ set out in last year’s ‘Beyond100’ strategy. The company plans to become “a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility, reinventing every aspect of its business. This includes becoming end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, and moving to full electrification through our full model range in the same timeframe”.
To help design and build these ‘Bentleys of the future’, the company will focus on ‘greater diversity, upskilling in some areas and attracting a wide range of the best talent from all walks of life, including digital innovators and creative thinkers’.
Further details of ‘future talent opportunities’ can be found at the website (www.bentleycareers.com