Ford Motor Company

About this apprentice employer

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures and distributes automobiles across six continents. Ford has about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide. The UK is one of our most important markets outside the US, where we employ over 13,800 employees.
Our ONE Ford plan is transforming our business. We’ve aligned our organisation into an integrated global team to accelerate the creation of vehicles customers really want, reduce costs, introduce exciting new technology, enhance quality and improve efficiency by eliminating duplicate engineering and purchasing efforts. These changes are designed to further enhance the speed at which Ford is bringing new vehicles to market and are a direct result of our ONE Ford approach that leverages our global resources and expertise. 
Our people are a key part of our ONE Ford approach. Through ONE Ford, you gain new learning opportunities that foster functional and technical excellence, encourage teamwork, promote Ford values and enhance our ability to deliver results.  

Facts about Ford:

  • Ford Motor Company is a global automotive industry leader, manufacturing and distributing cars and commercial vehicles in around 200 markets around the world
  • Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 67,000 people. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford of Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities, including joint ventures
  • Ford continues to be a market leader in the UK, and is a key player in the European growth markets
  • Our European product line-up is fresh and exciting, from the new Ford Fiesta and innovative Ford B-MAX to the recently launched Ford Kuga, Ranger, Mustang, Focus RS and new Ford Transit range.

Working for Ford or one of our network of dealerships

There are Apprenticeship Opportunities working directly for Ford Motor Company in South East Essex. There are also national Apprenticeship opportunities to work for one of our nationwide network of Ford dealers. Find out more about ford apprenticeships.

At Ford of Britain in Essex, we recruit for Engineering Apprentices and for more general business apprenticeships in IT and other disciplines. 

Or you can choose to work with one of the dealers in our network of sales, service and repair outlets nationwide on the Ford Dealer Apprenticeship Programme (FDAP).

The FDAP programme exists to recruit and train the next wave of employees looking to develop their careers. Apprentices are employed by one of the dealers in our dealer network across a range of disciplines including car and van technician, body repair specialists, sales, customer service and business administration personnel. The FDAP recruits approximately 500 new apprentices every year to meet the growing needs of our dealer network. The Programme is prize-winning having been awarded the Macro Employer of the year award by the National Apprenticeship Service in 2015.