Bentley Motors has been named as one of Britain’s top employers by the Top Employers Institute, for the fourth consecutive year.
Following the company's record breaking year in 2014, Bentley has been awarded 'Top Employer' for its commitment and dedication to the personal development of its 3,800 colleagues working at the Crewe headquarters. Bentley was particularly praised for its focus on the career and succession planning of its workforce.
Marlies Rogait, Member of the Board for Human Resources, said:
“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.”
Strengthening the company’s focus on development, Bentley has recently implemented an upskilling programme which focuses 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 also announced in December that it is creating a significant number of new jobs in 2015. In a £40 million investment, a new research and development centre will generate 300 new positions.
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.