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Skills and training

To ensure the continued success of Bentley we initiate a range of trainee programmes to support and develop talent for the future. Our training programmes have been awarded National Training Awards from the Skills Funding Agency.

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Staff Development

Bentley believes in giving Colleagues the opportunity to grow professionally, academically and socially.
Every employee is actively encouraged to develop themselves and enhance their skills in rewarding ways through a wide range of training programmes. Our training programmes not only provide the chance to improve technical expertise, but also the opportunity to fine-hone personal skills and finesse self-management. We also provide opportunities for members of staff to progress their careers by learning new languages. Personnel are encouraged to take control of their own development and to request to participate in courses they feel are relevant and important to their situation.

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Apprenticeships

At Bentley we have been offering apprenticeships for more than four decades, along with programmes for graduate and undergraduate placements. Our apprenticeships are not just available for manufacturing and engineering disciplines. Apprenticeships are also offered for those seeking careers across a broad spectrum of the business, such as Sales & Marketing, HR, Purchasing and Finance.

Many of those training today’s Bentley apprentices began as apprentices at the company themselves. By passing on their skills and experience, an appetite for innovation, a desire to explore new materials, a drive to develop new technologies and by instilling a flawless eye for quality, they are ensuring Bentley has a pipeline of passionate, highly skilled young people committed to powering the world’s leading luxury car band into the future.

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UTC Crewe

In 2016 Crewe benefited from the opening of a new Universal Technical College or UTC for 14-18 year-olds. The creation of the college was driven by a collaboration between Bentley Motors, Manchester Metropolitan University, Siemens, Bosch, OSL Global, Unipart Logistics, Optical 3D, Chevron Racing, Air Products, James Walker, Leoni Wiring, Arriva Trains, the Royal Air Force and Cheshire East Council. The UTC integrates technical, practical and academic learning in an environment where students can thrive and develop skills needed by industry, thus helping to strengthen their career opportunities. Bentley helps introduce high-value real-world scenarios into the UTC curriculum, such as the Bentley Seat Challenge. This initiative saw students visit the factory and receive hands-on training, followed by a brief from engineers to create a design for what a future Bentley seat might look like.

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Facilitating the Future

Bentley has its own dedicated, state-of-the-art apprenticeship Training Facility, which is based at apprenticeship training provider Total People within South Cheshire College. Opened in 2014, the facility features two fully equipped studios, one dedicated to Trim and the other to Wood, where 40 apprentices use workstations to develop their practical skills under the tuition of Master Trainers. Operating a dual education system, apprentices spend 70 per cent of their time on practical training and the remaining 30 per cent on theoretical learning. In addition, Mechatronics is taught at Total People’s training centre in Telford, and Paint at Stoke-on-Trent College.