Ford

KICK START YOUR CAREER IN ENGINEERING BY TRAINING AT THE FORD ENGINEERING ACADEMY.

Pioneered by the late Geoff Ford MBE, chairman of Ford Engineering, one of the most successful engineering businesses in our region, the academy was set up in 2013 to give young people the skills, knowledge and experience they need to start a successful engineering career and find an apprenticeship.

The academy offers two practical courses, at Level 1 and at Level 2, both designed to give you the key skills employers look for and to help you to build the experience and qualifications you need to secure an apprenticeship.

Who are the Ford Engineering Group?

Based in South Shields, the Ford Engineering Group includes Ford Aerospace and supplies precision-machined components to the global aerospace industry.

What are the key benefits of the Academy?

Training programmes at Level 1 and Level 2 designed by one of the most successful engineering companies in our region

Practical skills training based on what employers want

High quality work experience placements designed to help you put your learning into practice and get a taste of the real world of work

Embedded English and maths skills

Guaranteed employer interview and CV support to help you secure an apprenticeship

Work Experience

A key part of both programmes is a high quality work experience placement with one of our partner employers, which include Adient, Baker Hughes, Beamish, Cummins, Dyer Engineering, EDM Zone, Ford Engineering, Graphic Packaging, Kavli, Liebherr, National Oilwell Varco, Towne Lifting and Testing, Tyneside Safety Glass, Tyneside Standards and Unipres.

Our courses & how to apply

Applications are now open for September 2020. Click here to view our courses and to apply.