Luxury car maker begins recruitment process for 117 trainees

Bentley trainee intake

Luxury car maker, Bentley, said it will recruit 117 trainees for its 2023 cohort.

The Crewe-based motor manufacturer is offering positions for industrial placements and graduates, with vacancies for apprenticeship posts live online from February 2023.

There is a strong emphasis on digital technology and project management skills for the latest intake, as Bentley says it is focused on finding the industry’s brightest talent.

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 and development and sustainability.

Dr Karen Lange, member of the board for human resources at Bentley Motors, said: “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.”