Applications opened this week for 63 new apprenticeship positions at Bentley, with an open day held for prospective apprentices at its Crewe headquarters on 14 March.
The majority of the new apprentices will be undertaking the newly developed manufacturing apprenticeship programme, where they will develop skills in areas such as leather, wood, paint and mechatronics.
The other apprentices will be based in business areas at Bentley’s global headquarters in Crewe, including engineering, sales and marketing, purchasing and human resources.
“The real benefit of an apprenticeship is that I am able to start full-time employment without having to compromise my education,” highlights Megan Aucott, a third year junior engineer and current apprentice. “I work within Whole Vehicle Engineering – Design Check, and what I love about the role is I don’t just have to work on the products in the virtual world, but I can physically go into the workshop and help to build prototype concepts.
“The role offers something different every day, a constant learning curve, keeping it fresh and interesting. As I get more experience I can see myself becoming more independent, taking on more responsibility and developing into a technical specialist in my department.”
Bentley is also investing £40 million to build a new research and development centre at its headquarters, as part of a wider £840 million investment plan, which will generate a further 300 new positions.
The company is also playing a pivotal role in bringing a University Technical College to Crewe. Focused on engineering and design, the college will offer an inspiring education for 14-18 year olds seeking a pathway to future employment.
To find out more about the apprenticeships or to apply, please visit www.bentleycareers.com.
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