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Undergraduate Programme - Manufacturing Production Planning, Systems & Launch

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 a Manufacturing Production Planning, Systems and Launch 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 Manufacturing department encompasses all production and manufacturing functions within Bentley, from delivering new projects straight into production, to strategizing future Manufacturing visions. As an Undergraduate of the Manufacturing Production Planning, Systems & Launch Programme, you could work in one of the following roles:


Production Planning

The Production Planning Undergraduate will be working within the Bolted Joints & Adhesives team, which provides specialist insight into bolted joints and adhesives standards and processes for Bentley’s manufacturing function. The Undergraduate will support the team with managing and developing projects, solving problems related to processes and supporting the implementation of new adhesive standards. 



The Logistics Undergraduate works within the in-house Logistics & Contracts team. This team is responsible for  the optimisation and improvement of current and future supply chains for in-house logistics solutions. The Undergraduate will support strategic projects, liaising with other internal functions and work to improve the current and future supply chain.


New Model Feasibility

The Undergraduate will work within the New Model Feasibility team, which is responsible for; ensuring that the design of future products is feasible to build, supporting manufacturing targets and delivering a successful launch into production. The Undergraduate will support the team’s objectives in the technical analysis of future product design data, identifying risks and opportunities to implement manufacturing’s requirements into the design.


Production Planning - Trim, Wood & Paint

The Undergraduate will work within the Trim, Wood & Paint Planning team, which is responsible for the successful planning and delivery of new Manufacturing processes. This includes their conceptualisation in project phases, maturation in series and the management of end of life periods.


Production Planning - Assembly and Powertrain Facilities

The Assembly and Powertrain Facilities Undergraduate will work within the Production Planning facilities team, and will be responsible for various process improvements within this function. Key projects include enhancements to the end-to-end database, research into latest robotic safety techniques and improvements to the main assembly hall’s power distribution system.



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 Engineering, Manufacturing or 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
  • 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 Graduates 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.


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