Bentley Mulsanne

Ever fancied working for Bentley? Now could be your chance, as the luxury carmaker has announced it is looking to expand its workforce.

A total of 141 new vacancies are being made available at the marque's Crewe headquarters in Cheshire, with the firm requiring 90 skilled engineers and 51 apprentices.

The jobs have come about as part of the company's £800million expansion project, which will see the British icon ramp up productivity to meet increased demand from across the globe, particularly in the Far East.

Last year saw Bentley deliver a total of 10,120 new cars, a record amount in its 95-year history. Currently employing 3,700 staff, it plans to deliver 15,000 vehicles per annum by 2018.

Bentley says the new vacancies are to help it strengthen its core skills ahead of the launch of its forthcoming SUV model in 2016.

Dr Ariane Reinhart, member of the board for Human Resources at Bentley, said: "It is vital we continue to bring fresh thinking into the business and continually develop talent and craftsmanship," reported the Stoke Sentinel.

"We need skilled and committed individuals who will help us sustain levels of excellence that are important to our own successful future."

The local authority welcomed the news. Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones said: "This is a tremendous vote of confidence in Crewe. It is a welcome boost for the local economy and further proof that Crewe is a town with huge potential.

"I am confident that this is the start of an exciting and prosperous new future for Crewe."

Recruitment for the new positions is now underway. Those interested should visit the Bentley Careers website.