Jobs at Bentley: Biggest hiring spree in 10 years

Bentley is on a hiring spree. As the luxury car maker gears up for new launches and expansion of their model range, they plan to add 141 new jobs at the company headquarters in Crewe, England. This is going to be the largest intake in the last 10 years announced by Bentley.

jobs at bentleyBentley’s new SUV is set for launch in 2016 while launch of a Bentley Hybrid Concept, based on the Mulsanne is also announced for the future. For all this and more, Bentley will be hiring 90 engineers as part of its $1.3 billion investment over the next three years. They will also be taking in 51 apprentices by the end of 2014. Out of these apprentices 40 will be exclusively involved in ramping up manufacturing facilities for the entry of the new SUV.

This increased recruitment is part of the company’s endeavour to develop new technologies needed to ensure that upcoming models comply with stringent emission standards coming in from 2017 to 2025. While the Bentley lineup currently offers 8 and 12 cylinder engines, the company desires to introduce plug-in hybrid options on 90% of its models by the end of this decade.

bentley suv teaserThe upcoming new SUV from Bentley is due to go on sale in 2016 at a price just over £100,000 (INR 98,68,269). It was codenamed EXP 9F when it was previewed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012 but has since seen a change in design following response to customer feedback. It will most probably be powered by a 12 cylinder engine with 575 and 650 hp power and will be produced from Bentley factory in Crewe, Cheshire and not alongside Audi Q7 in Bratislava, Slovakia as was previously indicated.