Apprenticeship Programme

To reflect the increase in new technologies and our focus in generating talent right through our business, we now have an increased focus on developing our career entrants with new programmes and new development approaches all tailored to reflect the needs of our growing business and develops potential in each of our trainees.

The new Apprenticeships will be tailored to develop specialisms around our core competences that reflect our brand – luxury performance.

Imagine having the ability to design and create our exquisite interiors, bespoke to our customers' specific needs: this is a reality for many of our Bentley colleagues and can be for you too. Visualise your future at Bentley starting with a tailored four-year programme specifically designed for your chosen profession.  Combine this with exciting opportunities to develop new skills and to learn from the best in Bentley's centres of excellence..  The programme will develop you into a valued, high performing expert able to deliver the finest products and make our customers' dreams come true.

This is your opportunity to be part of the most successful luxury car brand in the world.  

Recruitment
Our recruitment for our Apprenticeship Programme usually takes place between March and May each year, however, any additional apprentice opportunities will be advertised on the careers website through the vacancy search. Our 2014 Recruitment will begin on 17th March 2014 and end on 16th May 2014.

To apply, please click here and add ‘Apprenticeship’ to the Keyword Search, then 'Submit' and you will be able to view the vacancies. 
Note: our vacancies search is best viewed in Internet Explorer on a PC.

Junior Engineer: Our Junior Engineers are involved in the engineering and development of our cars. Junior Engineers typically work in our Engineering department where we have a number of teams including Electrical, Body & Trim, Chassis, Powertrain or Whole Vehicle Engineering.  There are also opportunities for Junior Engineers to work in our Quality department ensuring we continue to produce the highest quality product for our customers. 

Production: Successful candidates have lots of opportunities to learn the core skills that make our product special.  Being so close to the car is dream of both our customers and many of our Apprentices. You would chose to specialise in one of our key competence areas such as body assembly, trim, woodwork, paint or engine to become a skilled specialist within your field.

Technical: Our Technical apprentices apply their learning and practical skills in a test / prototype environment such as our Engineering Workshop.  This relies on developing excellent problem solving skills, creativity and a hands on approach in order to help identify better ways of working and finding innovative solutions to problems.

Technicians: This apprenticeship develops a broad base of manufacturing and engineering skills in order to carry out a role within one of our maintenance teams.  Your focus will be on the deployment of preventative maintenance techniques that keep our production lines and equipment in peak condition!

Commercial: Our commercial apprenticeships prepare you for a career in an invaluable support area such as Finance, IT, Purchase or Public Relations.  Typically office based, the on the job training can include a variety of commercial activities including project management, negotiation with suppliers and much more. 

Business:  Our business apprentices prepare for a role in areas such as Human Resources or Sales & Marketing.  This programme concentrates on the development of fundamental business skills such as organisation and planning, coordination, networking and communication.

Rewards
We offer a competitive salary which is reviewed on the anniversary of your start date each year during your apprenticeship. In addition you get 34 days holiday (including bank holidays), subsidised gym and restaurant facilities, a contributory pension scheme and access to our extremely competitive car lease scheme.

To find out more visit our Apprenticeship Programmes Q&A or see what our apprentices have to say in their profiles.