VW Group-owned Bentley has announced a recruitment drive for ‘100 talented engineers as the luxury marque accelerates its forward-thinking Beyond100 strategy’.
Working across multiple disciplines within engineering, a key responsibility will be to support delivery of the ambitious Five-in-Five plan, which commits Bentley to launching a new electric model each year, from 2025.
Further information on the current vacancies can be found at www.bentleycareers.com with applications open for 50 vacancies and increasing over the coming weeks and months to 100. Whilst the positions cover multiple disciplines of engineering and research and development, approximately 50 per cent are focused on electrical competencies as Bentley aims for full electrification of its product range within eight years.
Although roles are based at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, the company has introduced hybrid working – a blend of onsite and remote working. Within brand new engineering offices, following multi-million pound investment, Bentley has added collaboration zones to promote interaction, and moved to hot desks or no individual offices, to both save space and encourage more impromptu discussion and greater teamwork.
Commenting on the opportunities, 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 has 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.”
As well as the need for electrical engineers, upcoming vacancies will cover the full spectrum of research and development, from UX/UI engineers within concepts and design, to Design Managers within development and validation of parts and whole vehicles, to Chassis Engineers working on production ready vehicles.