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Apprenticeships at Bentley


Apprenticeships at Bentley Luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors is looking to recruit 20 apprentices in the following fields: Craft, Technical, Technician, Junior Engineer, Commercial and Business, all of whom will follow a two, three or four year course depending on the subject.  The 2011 apprenticeship programme will start in September and will be run in conjunction with local colleges so that apprentices can gain the relevant academic qualifications via a day release scheme that will compliment their work-based learning. 

Christine Gaskell, Member of the Board for Personnel explains, "Our apprenticeship scheme has been recognised as one of the best at a national level and we are looking for enthusiastic students who relish a challenge and who will seize this opportunity to display their potential.” 

Bentley’s dedication to skills training is amplified by their sponsorship of the "WorldSkills” competition being held at the ExCel in London from 5th to 8th October 2011.

Christine Gaskell explains "Our involvement with World Skills as a sponsor is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our support of apprenticeships and on-the-job learning.  Our apprenticeship programme means that we retain key skills within the business which are essential for our future success.” 

In addition to the sponsorship, Bentley has three craft and technical apprentices in the UK squad who are currently training in preparation for the final UK team selection competition that will take place in June.  The manufacturing team challenge tests a number of distinct skills including mechanical engineering design, computer aided machining and equipment assembly.

Applications are open until 16th May and candidates should apply on-line at