Apprenticeships with Bentley

There are a wide range of Bentley Apprenticeship roles on offer at the brand’s HQ and factory in Crewe. These are not just in Manufacturing or Engineering. You can also apply for apprenticeships in other functions, such as Sales & Marketing, HR, Purchasing and Finance. In 2018, there was even a Bentley Apprenticeship in Occupational Health!

Bentley prides itself on creating the finest hand-crafted luxury cars that represent the best of British craftsmanship. The factory at Pyms Lane in Crewe is the traditional home of Bentley. This is where time-honoured skills are passed on to the next generation, through the Bentley Apprenticeship scheme.

As a Bentley Apprentice, you will study for a NVQ in your chosen field. You will be given work-based projects to complete, as well as further training to develop your skills. As BMW is part of the VW Group, you will have an advantage if you also speak German which may be useful for some roles.

Bentley also offers one week of unpaid work experience to 14-19 year olds throughout the year. You can apply for work experience in most areas of the business, e.g. the wood shop, leather trim, assembly, HR, engine, and many more. This is an ideal way to see if a Bentley Apprenticeship might be right for you.

It lets you see inside the company to learn more about a specific role you may be considering as a career. You might like it, or you might not. Better to find out early on, so you can change your mind and try something else if it’s not quite right. Or, you might love it and decide that is the career for you!

Bentley Apprenticeship: Manufacturing

The Bentley Apprenticeship scheme offers the following roles in Manufacturing: Wood Shop, Leather Trim, Bodyshop & Paint, Engine, and Final Assembly. These can include learning how to select, cut and trim leather for the seats and interior – all of which is done by hand.

Or how to polish a burr walnut dash which has the grain of the wood perfectly matched across the width of the car. The level of detail is breathtaking. It takes 25 hours to stitch the leather of the Flying Spur. It takes another 15 hours to create a veneer for the doors, dash and centre console.

There are also Bentley Apprenticeship roles in Engineering, Production, Logistics, Sales and Marketing, and many more.  A Bentley Apprenticeship takes 3 or 4 years to complete, depending on the role. See below for further details.

Apprentices can also attend monthly Apprentice Council meetings. The apprentices, together with HR, make suggestions on how to improve the Bentley Apprenticeship experience even further.

 

Bentley also offers a range of Graduate Jobs at the factory in Crewe:

Bentley Motors Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Bentley

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Sales, Marketing & PR
  • HR and Occupational Health
  • Purchasing
  • Finance

Please refer to the Bentley Apprenticeship website for further details.

Education Requirements for Bentley

Advanced Apprenticeships:

  • 4 GCSEs in English, Maths, Science and Engineering.

Higher Level or Degree Apprenticeships:

  • 5 GCSEs inc Maths and English, and
  • 3 A-Levels inc Maths and subjects suited to the role, e.g. Engineering, HR, Marketing, etc.

Please refer to the Bentley Apprenticeship website for further details.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Bentley?

Roles are posted on the Bentley website in January each year. But you will need to be quick! The roles are only advertised until early March.

Bentley also holds an Open Day in early February each year. You will need to apply via the Bentley website to attend the Open Day.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at Bentley register now:

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