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Undergraduate Programme - HR

Date Posted: 20-Nov-2021

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Programme Duration: 1 Year
Starting Salary: £18,086+ (plus company benefits)
Advert Posting End Date: 28th November 2021
Undergraduate Start Date: 22nd August 2022


Bentley’s legendary history needs no retelling – we’ve been creating extraordinary customer journeys for more than a century. But what will Bentley’s future look like? And could you play a part in shaping it? A transformation is happening, evolution in real time, as we undertake our own extraordinary journey towards becoming a sustainable technology and mobility solutions business. This bold vision can’t happen without bright, fresh minds, innovators and disruptors, challengers of preconceptions. Could that be you? We seek motivated and digital-savvy individuals to join us on our journey, to help envision and shape Bentley’s future. If you are interested in building your career as an HR Undergraduate within an extraordinary company, this could be your moment. The perfect chance to make a difference.



The Bentley Undergraduate Programme will drive your personal and professional development to new heights. Working closely with technical experts, a community of peers and other trainees, you will spend your year focusing on projects and tasks aligned to your home department’s objectives. At Bentley, we ensure everybody feels connected to our amazing products and services - and as an integral part of the team your input will be valued alongside every colleague.


Additionally, you will spend time developing your behaviours and project management skills through collaborative work with our community of trainees. Undergraduates at Bentley work with apprentices, graduates and interns to deliver community and sustainability projects.



Our Colleagues are also our customers – we care about them and strive to create the environment where everyone is empowered to be the best they can be. As an Undergraduate of the HR Programme, you could work in one of the following roles:


Labour Relations

The Labour Relations Undergraduate supports the implementation of decisions, agreements and policies that support the business objectives. In addition, the role requires the analysis, gathering and presentation of data relating to the Company Councils decision making.



The Talent Acquisition Undergraduate will support work across the entire business in partnership with Hiring Managers, HR and Early Careers, from identification of vacancy to on boarding of the successful candidate. The role will focus especially on supporting the Early Careers recruitment campaigns.


Centre of Excellence

The HR Centre of Excellence Undergraduate will be primarily responsible for the annual performance management process - a fantastic opportunity to lead a key HR activity, gaining knowledge, skills and experience within HR. The Undergraduate will also support the organisation and delivery of learning and community events for our trainee population, along with supporting on other key HR projects for the business. 


Colleagues Services

The Colleagues Services Undergraduate will support the team in providing a professional, efficient and customer orientated HR support service and experience for Bentley’s global operation. This is included but not limited to provision of first level information, decision making, advice and guidance to Managers and Colleagues.


Organisational Design

The Organisational Design Undergraduate will be supporting the implementation and ongoing improvement of People Analytics at Bentley, including creating simple but impactful reports to drive data-oriented decision making in organisation and people-related topics. The role will also involve work to support job evaluation panels and process improvement projects.


Training Operations

The Training Operations Undergraduate will support their team in designing and delivering training solutions for all roles within Manufacturing. This could be face-to-face, on the job coaching, digital training solutions, practical training application and virtual reality training.



We believe that every candidate can make a difference. The difference about working at Bentley is all about questions – not the questions we ask you but the questions you ask us. What kind of future do we want to build? If we can open our minds to new ideas we can create extraordinary journeys, not only for our customers, but also for ourselves.


To apply for this Undergraduate Programme you must be on course to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a related subject, alongside a pass in Maths and English at GCSE Level.


A successful candidate will:

  • Be a team player, with a keen sense of their own responsibility to the team, the business and themselves
  • Be adaptable, quick-thinking and with an appetite for problem-solving
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be pro-active in pushing new ideas and solutions forward
  • Be excited to take ownership of and deliver projects
  • Embrace the challenge of influencing stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Be confident yet open-minded – willing to listen and learn from every Colleague



Our aim is to create extraordinary Colleague journeys to support and recognise your valued contribution. The equally high value we place on every individual is underpinned by our culture of diversity and inclusion, which fosters a collaborative environment where everyone is encouraged to be themselves and empowered to be the best they can be.


In return for your dedication and commitment you will receive a package of benefits including:

  • Flexible working (including support for remote / hybrid working)
  • Guidance and support from a sponsoring manager who is an expert in their field
  • Access to a network of Bentley Undergraduates and specialists to share ideas and support with
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Subsidised catering facilities including an onsite Starbucks and Costa Coffee
  • Discounted onsite gym facilities


Location: Crewe, Cheshire / hybrid working

Our trainee programmes are in high demand, so if you’re interested in joining us at Bentley Motors, to be part of our extraordinary journey, click the Apply button to get your application started!


Please note:

  • Applications may close before closing date if a suitable candidate has been found.
  • We want you to be confident in the path that you choose, therefore, please only apply for one undergraduate role.


For more info about the Bentley brand and our Bentley behaviors, visit our Careers Website.