Ford UK Dealers Looking to Add 1,000 New Technicians
Ford Motor Company dealers in the United Kingdom are now looking for 1,000 technicians with software, electronic, and electrical skills to meet demand brought about by the planned addition of several electric and hybrid electric vehicles to the brand’s lineup over the next few years.
In particular, these dealers are looking for trained technicians, mechanics with a certain degree of competency, technicians who served in the Armed Forces, and current apprentices. Training for these technicians, up to the level of master technician certification, will be provided for free at the Henry Ford Academy in Daventry. Ford reports that trained master technicians stand to earn up to £45,000 a year.
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“This is a fantastic opportunity to join the UK’s biggest network, representing the country’s favorite car and van brand,” said Ford of Britain Chairman Andy Barratt. “Ford’s product range is growing almost as fast as its technology, and although we value traditional technical skills, we’re looking for ambitious and flexible technicians who can join us on our journey to hybrids, battery electric vehicles, autonomous technology—and beyond.”
Ford is currently the second-largest automotive employer in the United Kingdom with an estimated 14,000 employees. Ford also indirectly supports in excess of 90,000 jobs in the UK through its business. On an annual basis, Ford invests £500 million (approximately $660 million USD) in R&D and exports £1 billion (approximately $1.32 billion) worth of engines.
Interested technicians should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, while individuals interested in pursuing an apprenticeship can visit www.ford-apprenticeships.co.uk.
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