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Ford Motor Company

Are you interested in a real job with real responsibility from day one?

To work within a diverse working environment where people are respected? To develop your talent in a global business so that you have the opportunity to become one of our future leaders?

If yes, then welcome to Ford.

Global Opportunities
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes vehicles across six continents. With about 171,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the UK is one of our most important markets outside the US, where we employ around 15,000 individuals.

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 us:

  • 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 69,000 employees. 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 and new Ford Transit range

Take your career another step further

We need people to design our vehicles, purchase the components that make them, build the vehicles and market and sell them. We need people to provide us with the technology to do all of this successfully as well as people that can promote the development of our workforce.

If you want to work with a Company that provides opportunities for your personal career development including meeting exciting challenges within a European and global environment, then explore our careers website to find the opportunity that’s perfect for you.

Career Development

If you’re keen to advance your knowledge and career, you’ll find Ford a perfect fit. 

One of the main advantages of joining a leading global organisation like Ford is the potential for your career development. 

We believe in recognising and nurturing your qualities, and giving you the support and opportunities you need to grow professionally. 

At whatever point in your career you join us, you’ll find a variety of learning programmes available, ranging from national vocational qualifications, to professional and chartered schemes. All are there to help you build on your existing skills and support your future development. 

You’ll also quickly discover that our management team work with our employees to develop clear objectives and are able to provide valuable feedback on performance. To help further your career within Ford, you’ll also be encouraged to work with your manager on your own development plans. 

Our people are our most valuable asset and investing in this talent is important to us. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Ford is a leader in the practices of diversity and inclusion and established a formal equal opportunities policy more than 30 years ago. 

We believe that a key ingredient to business success is the diversity of our workforce where differences are valued and everyone is included. Diversity at Ford includes all of the things that make each of us unique individuals. Our backgrounds, opinions, experiences, perspectives and life situations are just some of the distinctions we bring to the workplace. 

There are five pillars of our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy:

Leading the Way
We continue to work to drive progress in diversity, both within the Company and within the communities in which we operate. Each year we celebrate the success of our diversity, inclusion and worklife efforts with an awards ceremony.

Diverse Workforce
Our customers are located across the world and our diversity enables us to develop the innovative products our customers desire. We have Employee Resource Groups representing 12 diverse groups across Europe.

Respectful and Inclusive Environment
We promote an environment that fosters dignity and respect, where diverse teams of skilled and motivated people work together inclusively.

Worklife Flexibility
All employees can request a flexible work arrangement. We have a range of family friendly policies, including an industry leading maternity provision and an on-site nursery.

External Partnerships
We are sponsors of ‘Stonewall’ and the ‘Employers Forum for Disability’ and have ongoing partnerships with the ‘International Women of Excellence’ and ‘Kick It Out’ (national anti-racism charity). We have a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and engage extensively with the wider community.

Our diversity makes us a better company by bringing in fresh ideas and different perspectives and by creating a truly collaborative workplace.


Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes vehicles across six continents

  • Location: Dunton, Essex and Dagenham, Essex
  • Staff: 1,001+
  • Fouded: 1903


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