Ford Engineering Academy Level 2

Start Date

Mon Sep 02 2024

Day / Time



1 year



Ford Engineering Academy Level 2

Ford Engineering, one of the most successful engineering businesses in our region, has teamed up with Gateshead College to set up the Ford Engineering Academy.

Designed to help you to build the skills, knowledge and confidence employers are looking for.

The academy will put you in the best possible position to go onto successfully securing an engineering or manufacturing apprenticeship or your first job in the industry.

Key benefits

  • Training programme designed by one of the most successful engineering companies in our region
  • Practical skills training based on what employers want
  • High quality work experience placement
  • Embedded English and maths skills
  • Support to help you secure an apprenticeship

About the academy

Pioneered by the late Geoff Ford MBE, the academy was set up to give young people the skills, knowledge and experience they need to start a successful engineering career or find an apprenticeship.

As Chairman of Ford Engineering, a multi-million pound business that supplies precision machined components to the global aerospace market, Geoff recognised a need to provide good quality, foundation training that focused on developing both the skills and attitudes that employers are looking for and was passionate about developing a skilled engineering workforce of the future.

The year long programme will include the key skills and knowledge of engineering:

  • Engineering environment awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering principles
  • Electrical and electronic systems and devices
  • Turning and milling techniques and technology
  • Understanding Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)

The qualification will also cover:

  • Work preparation training
  • English and maths qualifications (if required)
  • High quality work experience

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