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Undergraduate Programme - Materials Science

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 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 Materials Scientist within an extraordinary company, this could be your moment. The perfect chance to make a difference.

 

EXTRAORDINARY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

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.

 

EXTRAORDINARY TEAM

The Material Development team sits within the Body and Trim department. The main responsibilities of the Material team is to identify and develop new materials and processes that offer luxurious differentiating solutions whilst ensuring the technologies meet cost, quality, sustainability and compliance requirements.

 

The Undergraduate will be responsible for two or three material development projects from beginning to end, which could include any combination of activities from supplier scouting, assessment of technologies and validation for integration into a vehicle. Materials involved could be a selection of materials considered for a Bentley interior; leather, wood, aluminium, composites, paint or textiles.

 

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

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 relevant subject area, alongside a pass in Maths and English at GCSE Level. A degree in Materials Science, Materials Design or Mechanical Engineering is preferable.  

 

A successful candidate will:

  • Have a strong understanding of core engineering principles
  • 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
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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

 

EXTRAORDINARY BENEFITS

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 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.

 

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