WORK EXPERIENCE - MATERIALS AND TRIM - 12TH FEBRUARY 2018
Opportunity to experience the workplace for one week and explore future career options.
Develop both personally and professionally.
About us Content
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.
Key Responsibilities: The placement will be to join the Materials and Trim Development team 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 Materials and Trim Development team work closely with styling, engineering and manufacturing to turn styling’s vision for a new interior into a production feasible set of components. The team pattern and trim local and full size models to prove feasibility, change designs where necessary, gain cross function agreement on feasibility and finally make patterns for our computer controlled cutting machines to produce the production parts. The team then train their manufacturing aligned colleagues on how to make the parts via a series of prototype vehicles. The week long placement will comprise of – • Inspecting and marking faults on leather. • Light use of hand tools. • Cutting materials to patterns (leather, foam etc.). • Observe trimming techniques; conduct basic trimming under supervision. • Observe how meetings are conducted; take minutes; issue minutes. If successful, the dress code for this placement is smart/casual (trousers with no zips, buckles or belts, and a polo shirt or t-shirt). Safety boots are mandatory for this placement and must be supplied by the successful candidate. Successful candidates are expected to make their own way to work everyday and remain punctual throughout the week.
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.