Coinciding with National Apprenticeship week, Bentley has announced its largest ever intake of trainees.
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2021 Bentley will take on 112 recruits in a variety of different disciplines.
The intake will consist of apprentices, undergraduates and graduate level employees who will take up positions in the Engineering, Production, Marketing and Communications, Project Management, Human Rescources and Health and Safety departments.
However the largest proportion will join the Digital and Technology department. Specifically to focus on shaping the company's ambitious "Beyond 100" strategy.
Dr. Astrid Fontaine, Member of the Board for People, Digitalisation and IT, commented:
“Bentley Motors is committed to continuing its focus on engaging only the finest talent, and this year will be recruiting more new trainees to its future talent programme than ever before. In the rapidly changing world of automotive, mobility and services, we will invest further in digital experiences that already exist as part of the programme. These will be vital in transforming Bentley’s entire operations to lead sustainable luxury mobility into the future.”
The company plans under the "Beyond 100" strategy include becoming end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, and moving to full electrification through its entire model range in the same time frame.
Commenting on the valuable experience gained through the programme, Lilly-Ann Hulse, a Digital and Technology Degree Apprentice, said:
“The breadth of projects I have worked on during my 18-months so far at Bentley has even exceeded my own expectations and I’ve found it so very rewarding. There is so much innovation happening in the automotive industry, and particularly at Bentley, that I feel like I am really part of something extraordinary, and the support I have received as part of the programme feeds me with enthusiasm for my future career at Bentley.”
Candidates can apply for one of the future talent opportunities by visiting www.bentleycareers.com