Bentley announces 200 new jobs at Crewe headquarters as part of move to electric vehicles

The Crewe-based car manufacturer announced a £2.5 billion investment last year as part of its green transition

Bentley has announced 200 new jobs at its Crewe HQ (Image: Bentley Motors)

Crewe-based luxury car manufacturer Bentley has announced the creation of 200 new jobs as part of its move to electric vehicles. The company revealed it was hiring for a wide range of roles as it drives forward its £2.5 billion plan to create a ‘dream factory’.

The roles, which will be based at the Pyms Lane headquarters but with hybrid working, will be across multiple disciplines to support Bentley’s ‘Five-in-Five’ plan, which commits the company to launching five new electric vehicles by 2030.

Fifty per cent of the jobs will be focused on ‘electrical competencies’, including electrical engineers. There will also be other roles available ‘from engineering project managers to buyers’.

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It is all part of the Beyond 100 strategy, announced in 2020, which aims to ensure Bentley is exclusively electric and end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030.

Dr Matthias Rabe, Bentley’s member of the board for research and development, said: “Bentley is in the middle of the most significant transformative phase in the company’s long and illustrious history.

“Extraordinary products have always been at the heart of our business, however tomorrow’s engineers face the most exciting challenges in a generation as we become an exclusively electric car business.

“We are looking for true innovators, who can create the new future of automotive, support our product ambitions and shape our Beyond100 vision as we aim for leadership within sustainable luxury mobility.”

Bentley revealed its huge multi-billion pound investment in its Crewe factory in January last year. The announcement gave reassurance to the 4,000-plus employees who work at the site as well as commit the manufacturer to investing into sustainability over the next ten years.

The luxury car maker also announced that its first-ever Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV) will be developed and built in the UK. It is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2025.

Further information on the vacancies can be found at www.bentleycareers.com with applications opening today (January 23).

  • 15:45, 23 JAN 2023