Bentley gears up for car launch with new training base

Bentley Motors has opened a manufacturing training base at South Cheshire College.

The new training facility, which has two classrooms fitted out for academic and practical work, will prepare level three apprentices to help build the luxury car maker’s new sport utility vehicle set to be unveiled in two years.

The first 40 apprentices, who will also work at Bentley’s manufacturing headquarters in Crewe, will be inducted at the college by the end of the month.

They will be trained at mechanical and electrical engineering, bodywork painting, and crafting fittings such as panelling for car interiors.

Principal Jasbir Dhesi said: “This is a fine example of a college working to provide a bespoke employer-led apprenticeship programme. I am proud that nearly all training associated with high-level technical skills in the production of Bentley cars will be in Crewe.”

Pic from left: Crewe and Nantwich Conservative MP Edward Timpson, South Cheshire College principal Jasbir Dhesi and chief executive of Bentley Motors Wolfgang Durheimer at the launch of the new training centre