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WORK EXPERIENCE - WHOLE VEHICLE ENGINEERING - 14TH MAY 2018

North West   •   Unpaid   •  Work experience

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • Opportunity to experience the workplace for one week and explore future career options.
  • Develop both personally and professionally.

About us

Bentley  has  always  had  one  clear  aim:  to  create  extraordinary  cars  for  extraordinary  customers.

We  also  have  a  history  of  thinking  about  tomorrow.  From  the  moment  the  first  3-Litre  engine  roared  into  life  in  a  mews  behind  London’s  Baker  Street  in  1919,  we’ve  been  continually  driven  by  the  idea  of  exceeding  expectations.  From  the  start,  our  customers  have  bought  into  the  Bentley  vision  and  chosen  our  cars  to  push  the  boundaries.  In  the  early  days  this  took  place  on  the  roads  and  racetracks  of  Europe.  Today,  our  customers  across  the  globe  shape  the  world  in  diverse  and  exciting  ways.

For  over  90  years,  the  thousands  of  extraordinary  people  that  work  at  Bentley  have  fed  this  vision.  Inspired  by  our  customers,  we  create  the  most  luxurious  and  powerful  cars  in  the  world.  With  each  new  model,  we  strive  to  stretch  the  bounds  of  possibility.  As  a  result,  Bentley  remains  the  definitive  British  luxury  car  company,  crafting  the  world’s  most  desirable  high  performance  cars.

Why work for us

Bentley  is  a  unique  place  to  work,  with  its  own  special  culture  and  people  who  are  all  driven  by  the  same  ideal:  being  the  most  successful  luxury  car  brand  in  the  world.  Simple  to  say,  challenging  to  achieve.  But  it  is  this  idea  that  motivates  everyone  working  at  Bentley  every  day;  it’s  what  makes  us  challenge  ourselves  to  be  the  best  we  can.  And  we  know,  the  only  way  we’ll  achieve  our  goal  is  by  finding  the  best  people  and  encouraging  them  to  be  their  best  -  to  be  extraordinary.

Based  in  Crewe,  we  believe  in  ensuring  our  organisational,  product  and  brand  goals  are  closely  aligned.  There’s  a  close-knit  feel  that  belies  the  global  nature  of  our  business.  It  means  that  people  who  commit  to  a  Bentley  UK  career  feel  that  they  can  make  a  real  difference  on  a  day-to-day  basis.  At  the  same  time,  our  scale  also  lets  us  think  big  as  a  company.  By  working  closely  together  across  every  part  of  the  business,  we  achieve  our  objectives.

At  the  heart  of  Bentley  lies  a  vibrant  community  that  lives  and  breathes  luxury  motor  cars.  Many  of  our  colleagues  have  worked  here  for  many  years  -  up  to  three  generations  of  families  have  learnt  and  passed  on  their  expertise.

Job Description


Key  Responsibilities:
The  placement  will  be  to  join  the  Whole  Vehicle  Engineering  team  (Design  Check)  for  one  week  to  learn  about  why  this  is  an  integral  function  to  the  business  and  what  type  of  skills  you  need  to  follow  a  career  in  Engineering.

The  Whole  Vehicle  Engineering  (Design  Check)  department  are  responsible  for  building,  assessing  &  signing  off  the  first  Physical  model  of  the  vehicle.  The  goal  for  the  department  is  to  identify  &  resolve  a  wide  range  of  problems,  as  early  on  in  a  project  as  possible.  The  successful  candidate  would  be  working  in  a  small  department,  consisting  of  12  Engineers  &  Technicians,  split  into  2  teams.  One  team  is  responsible  for  the  interior  of  the  vehicle,  whilst  the  other  works  with  the  Chassis  &  Powertrain  components.  During  the  placement,  the  Work  Experience  student  would  get  to  spend  time  learning  from  both  teams.
The  week  long  placement  will  comprise  of  –
• Introduction  to  CAD
• Introduction  to  Additive  Manufacturing
• Introduction  to  Point  Probe  Measurement
• 1  Day  Workshop  Experience  –  Interior
• 1  Day  Workshop  Experience  -  Powertrain

Safety  boots  are  mandatory  for  this  placement  and  must  be  supplied  by  the  successful  candidate.  

The Successful Applicant


Qualifications:

Applicants  must  be  currently  studying  towards  their  GCSE’s  or  A  Level’s/equivalent  and  must  have  obtained/be  on  track  for  at  least  A*  -  C  grades/equivalent  in  all  core  subjects  at  GCSE  level  (Maths,  Science,  English).
Please  ensure  that  your  qualifications  including  your  current  studies  are  listed  in  your  CV.

Previous  Experience
We  understand  that  you  may  have  limited  work  experience,  but  you  should  be  mature,  professional  and  eager  to  learn.  Quality  in  our  business  is  top  priority  and  we  need  individuals  who  can  demonstrate  a  high  focus  on  quality  and  a  right  first  time  attitude.

What's on Offer

- 1  week  duration
- Located  at  main  site  in  Crewe
- Working  hours  for  this  placement  are  8am  until  5pm  Monday  -  Thursday,  and  8am  until  12pm  Friday
We  want  you  to  get  the  most  out  of  your  time  at  Bentley  and  when  you  start  you  will  sit  down  with  your  placement  manager  and  discuss  your  placement  objectives  -  both  business  and  personal.  These  can  then  be  measured  throughout  the  week,  and  discussed  at  your  end  of  placement  review.