Bentley Motors has announced a recruitment drive creating 200 new roles in the UK as the luxury marque accelerates its forward-thinking Beyond100 strategy. Part of this strategy is the brand’s Five-in-Five plan which will see the company launch a new electric vehicle (EV) each year by 2030.
The growth and new zero emissions direction will help redefine Bentley’s credentials as the benchmark manufacturer in sustainable luxury mobility. Whilst the positions cover multiple departments, approximately 50 per cent of the new jobs are focused on electrical competencies as Bentley aims for full electrification of its product range within seven years.
Although roles are based at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, the company has introduced hybrid working featuring a blend of onsite and remote working. Within brand new engineering offices, following a multi-million pound investment, Bentley has added collaboration zones. This is to promote interaction and Bentley have moved to hot desks with no individual offices, to both save space and encourage more impromptu discussion and greater teamwork.
Dr Matthias Rabe, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Research and Development, said: “Bentley is in the middle of the most significant transformative phase in the company’s long and illustrious history.
“Extraordinary products have always been at the heart of our business, however, tomorrow’s engineers face the most exciting challenges in a generation as we become an exclusively electric car business.
“We are looking for true innovators, who can create the new future of automotive, support our product ambitions and shape our Beyond100 vision as we aim for leadership within sustainable luxury mobility.”
Bentley’s emphasis on becoming an employer of choice forms a key part of the company’s Beyond100 strategy. This is underpinned by a focus on attracting a wide range of talent, including problem solvers and digital innovators from all walks of life, to achieve greater diversity moving forward. It’s good to see the electric automotive business creating jobs and supporting local economies while promoting a sustainable future.
This commitment was endorsed by the Top Employers Institute which earlier this month named Bentley as the sole UK-based automotive manufacturer ‘Top Employer’ for the 12th successive year, highlighting Bentley’s approach to employee wellbeing, values, ethics and integrity, alongside Bentley’s focus on sustainability, digitalisation and diversity and inclusion.
Further information on the current vacancies can be found at www.bentleycareers.com
Back in May 2022, Bentley announced it would be developing its first electric car (see above) in the UK as part of the company’s sustainability plan where it will be investing £2.5 billion over the next 10 years. Bentley haven’t disappointed with this vehicle which will go into production at the brand’s Crewe facility in 2025 and will offer a massive 1,400 horsepower (1,044 kilowatts). When it comes to acceleration, it will hit 0-60mph (0-97kph) in just 1.5 seconds. Impressive. And it looks great.