Graduate Jobs with Bentley Motors
There are a range of Bentley Graduate Jobs available with this iconic British luxury brand, one of the world’s oldest car manufacturers. Bentley’s Head Office is located at the brand’s historic home in Crewe, Cheshire. This is where the majority of the Bentley Graduate Jobs are based during a 2-year placement. The company’s Crewe headquarters is home to all of Bentley’s operations including design, R&D, engineering and production. Bentley currently has four model lines: Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne. All of these cars are designed and manufactured at the brand’s Crewe facility.
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, and in 2016 the company offered 60 apprentice, undergraduate and graduate vacancies. This included 13 graduate vacancies and 25 undergraduate vacancies for students interested in completing a 1 year industrial placement.
As Bentley’s Head Office in Crewe is responsible for managing the brand internationally, graduates may also be working across activities and projects for other markets around the world, not just the UK. Furthermore, as Bentley is also part of the Volkswagen Group, graduates can also choose to take an international placement in the wider Group during the programme.
As a Bentley Graduate, you will be responsible for your own projects. However, you will also work on team projects, participate in workshops and community CSR projects. In addition, a mentor will help you build a personalised development plan with all the courses and tools you need. These include workshops on both personal and business skills, for example: better decision making, how to influence outcomes and longer term career development.
In addition to the Bentley Graduate Jobs summarised below, Bentley also offers a range of Apprenticeships at the factory in Crewe:
Roles Available with Bentley Motors
There are a number of Bentley Graduate Jobs available in different departments, such as:
- Engineering and Manufacturing (Styling, Chassis, Body & Trim, Powertrain)
- Sales & Marketing
- Human Resources
- Pre-Series Centre
- Information Technology (IT)
Education Requirements for Bentley Motors
Bentley Graduate Jobs are open to students who have achieved at least a 2.1 Bachelors degree, or a Post Graduate degree.
With a wide variety of Bentley Graduate Jobs on offer, candidates will be matched to a specific department according to the nature of their degree and their chosen area of interest within the company.
While knowledge of other languages is beneficial, competency in German is certainly an advantage.
When can I apply for a Graduate Job at Bentley Motors
For Engineering Bentley Graduate Jobs, there is a staged application process. This includes an online application and submission of the CV, psychometric testing and a telephone interview. There is also a final assessment with an individual interview, group exercise and then presentation.
Successful candidates will join the company in September, upon satisfactory completion of University studies and graduation.