Apprentice Q and A

What qualifications will I need?

Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Production – Typically in Manufacturing and require GCSE Grade C or above in Maths, Science and an Engineering-related subject, as well as GCSE Grade D or above in English.
  • Technical/Technician – Typically in Engineering Workshop, Technical Support and Maintenance. Requires GCSE Grade C or above in Maths, Science and an Engineering-related subject.

Higher Apprenticeship

  • Junior Engineer – Typically in Engineering and require A Levels in Maths, Science and an Engineering related subject at Grade C or above, or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at a minimum of Merit. 
  • Commercial Higher – Typically in business commercial functions and require 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including a business related subject or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.

Where will I be based?
Bentley Headquarters, Crewe.

What qualifications will I study as part of the Apprenticeship?
As an Advanced Apprentice you will complete NVQs at Levels 2 and 3, plus a Technical qualification in a relevant subject. Some NVQ’s and Technical certificates are combined into a diploma. Where applicable for the role, our best Apprentices go on to study further qualifications such as HNC/HND. If you are on the Higher Apprenticeship you will complete a Level 4 NVQ alongside a level 4 or 5 qualification.

How long does the Apprenticeship programme last?
Between 3 and 4 years. We will discuss your timing plan when you join us.

What happens at the end of the Apprenticeship?
We can’t guarantee a permanent position when your Apprenticeship ends. However, we are committed to our trainee programmes and every effort is made to find positions for our best Apprentices.