Bentley top employer for fourth consecutive year

Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

Bentley Motors has been recognised as one of Britain’s top employers by the Top Employers Institute for a fourth consecutive year.

The luxury car manufacturer has been awarded for its commitment and dedication to the personal development of its 3,800 colleagues working at the Crewe headquarters, and was particularly praised for its focus on the career and succession planning of its workforce.

The news comes after Bentley announced in December that it was expanding its footprint at the company’s headquarters and creating new jobs. The £40m investment will provide a new research and development centre will generate 300 new positions.

In addition, Bentley has recently implemented an upskilling programme. The programme broadens and enhances the skills of Bentley colleagues, focusing on core competencies within the business. Tools include the introduction of training islands, taking advantage of master trainers, and adopting a dual education approach for trainees.

Bentley apprentices
Bentley apprentices working hard at the Crewe facility

To support the company’s future investment in its employees and the community, Bentley is playing a pivotal role in bringing a University Technical College to Crewe. Focused on Engineering and Design, the college will offer an inspiring education for 14-18 year olds seeking a pathway to future employment.

The latest ‘Top Employer’ award closely follows the company’s record breaking year. Delivering 11,020 cars in 2014 and with growth in every region, Bentley strengthened its position as the world’s most sought after luxury car brand.

Marlies Rogait, member of the Board for Human Resources, commented: “We are working on the next generation of Bentleys, starting with our SUV, the Bentayga, and this recognition reinforces that our business and colleagues share the commitment to performance, quality and engineering excellence our cars are renowned for.

“We are proud to be awarded with Top Employer status once again and to be recognised for our continuous efforts in development and training.”

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