Early Careers

There has never been a more exciting time to join Bentley. We are transforming, reinventing every aspect of the business, to become a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility. We’re seeking fresh ideas, diverse perspectives, and innovators to join us on this pioneering journey

Based at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, you’ll work alongside industry-leading experts, take part in corporate social responsibility initiatives and grow your networks, equipping you with personal and professional training and development to accelerate your career.

Together, we can make a real difference.


    During your week-long placement, you will gain invaluable experience and insight into one of the world’s leading luxury car brands. This is the perfect opportunity to discover potential career paths, develop employability skills and go behind the scenes at Bentley’s world-class campus; the UK’s first carbon-neutral luxury car factory. Applications open Monday 29th May until Tuesday 6th June 2023. Click here to find out more.


    Bentley’s world-class apprenticeships offer a range of pathways across Manufacturing, Engineering, Business, Digital, Project Management and more. You’ll work towards an externally recognised qualification whilst developing your skills and experience with on-the-job training and experiences. Applications are welcomed from school or college leavers or those looking for a change of career. Applications for 2023 are now closed.


    Over the course of two years, our graduate programme is designed to broaden your skill set, knowledge and networks, fully immersing you into Bentley life. You will learn your role in-depth and gain experience in how it interlinks with every function of the business. Alongside your new skills, your entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity and judgement will flourish.

    Starting salary: £31,200 per annum | Applications for the 2023 Graduate Programme are now closed.



    During your 12-month placement, you will be empowered to take ownership and lead your own projects whilst developing your practical and academic skills. After your placement, there is the opportunity to be nominated for our Graduate Programme for the following year.

    Salary: £19,893 per annum | Applications for 2023 Industrial Placements are now closed.


    In partnership with social mobility charity Speakers for Schools, our ‘Insight into Bentley’ virtual work experience programme is available to students aged 14-18 who are interested in careers in Digital, Business and Project Management, Engineering and Manufacturing. Sessions are taking place between January and May 2023. Click here for more information. Pictured: Winner of the vWEX 3D Project Task


We know that you may have lots of questions about our popular Early Careers programmes, so we've made this page with all of our frequently asked questions to provide the answers you need.