Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship with Ford Motor Company

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Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship with Ford Motor Company

At Ford Motor Company we are working to revolutionize mobility; fuelled by new challenges, we are creating solutions to build a better world for everyone. To support our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we are looking for talented individuals to join the Ford family; ready to support our development of exciting new products, gain valuable qualifications and become part of the next generation of Ford engineers. 

About the role

  • The Advanced Engineering apprenticeship here at Ford will include 12-18 months of off-the-job training, where you will get to broaden your knowledge and skill-set at the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Transport Operations, Dagenham.
  • Your on-the-job training will take place at the relevant Ford operation (either Dunton Campus or Transport Operations, Dagenham), where you will get to apply your new skills and knowledge gained during your CEME training to real-life engineering operations.
  • You will gain a National Vocational Qualification at Level 2 and Level 3, a BTEC level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, and Functional Skills in Maths, English and Information Technology.

An Advanced Apprenticeship with Ford Motor Company is an exciting opportunity to pursue practical work experience using world class technologies and processes, alongside academic learning. We are looking for exceptional candidates with passion and enthusiasm to join our team of apprentices!

What’s in it for you?

  • Access to our Employee Development and Assistance Programme (EDAP) - which can provide up to £300 per year for non-job-specific education, training and development.
  • A unique opportunity to access Ford’s Privilege scheme - allowing you to purchase Ford vehicles at a discount.
  • A great salary increasing yearly, along with our competitive pension scheme.
  • An excellent work-life balance, including a generous holiday allowance of 25 days - this is prorated in the first year of employment.

To become part of our team, you will need:

  • A minimum of 3 GCSE grades*
    * Must include:
    Maths at grade B (Level 5/6).
    English (Literature or Language) at grade C (Level 4).
    Physics (or Double Science) at grade C (Level 4).

To excel here at Ford, you will have the following attributes:

  • A keen interest in engineering and willing to learn more.
  • Commitment and drive to complete your work to the best of your ability.
  • A positive attitude to problem solving and adapting.
  • Ability to communicate well with others.

Working at Ford

We rely on, respect, and care for each other. We build networks and partners without boundaries. We welcome everyone's unique contributions, communicate candidly, and work together as ONE team - we are a family. Our values are our guiding light, and the conscience for our work, and our people. At Ford, we naturally follow these values, and we hope that you do too. To learn more about our values, please visit:

Ford is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of sex, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief, gender reassignment and gender identity, age

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Selection process: 

  • Online Application - Main details, Education & Qualifications and Trade Preferences
  • Multiple Choice and Video Interview Competencies
  • Online SHL aptitude tests
  • Assessment Centre
  • Eligibility to Work

    At Ford we welcome all applications for our job opportunities. However, we are unable to employ anyone who does not have permission to live and work in the UK.

  • Educational Requirements

    A minimum of 3 GCSE grades, including: English grade C (4) or above, Maths (5) grade B or above, Physics or Double Science grade C (4) or above.

  • Why an Apprenticeship?

    The Ford Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering programme is a dynamic learning programme for individuals who are passionate about engineering. It equips you with the practical and theoretical knowledge to drive a successful and fulfilling career in Ford.

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