Ford is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of gender, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief, transgender and gender reassignment, age and those with caring responsibilities.
Our training partner, Skillnet, helps us to recruit our Apprentices.
Skillnet ensures recruitment and selection is a fair and open process and that treatment of all learners is the same. At the recruitment stage, Skillnet collates information from applicants so that we can monitor the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policy. This allows us to identify trends and to take positive action in favour of under-represented groups.
In supplying applicants to companies for interview, Skillnet always aim to put forward the most suitable person/persons for the position offered, in terms of skills, abilities and potential. All learners are questioned during the review process about harassment or bullying issues. All complaints and grievances are investigated through Skillnet’s Customer Complaints and Appeals Procedure.
Apprenticeships for women
In the past the motor industry did not recruit large numbers of women to train as service technicians but that's changing fast. More and more women are training to repair vehicles in all sectors and at Ford we are keen to train more.
If you are thinking about joining the motor industry, talk to us. We can offer you the opportunity to spend time in a dealership to see if it's likely to be the right career choice for you and if you do decide to train as an apprentice we will support you all the way through your qualification.
We have also appointed female mentors to work with all of our female learners. If you have any problems with any part of your training programme there is always a female member of staff you can speak to who will try to help.
Applicants with disabilities
The motor industry can be complex and challenging but this need not deter anyone from being interested in working in it. Ford welcomes applications from people with disabilities and we aim to make all of our services and premises accessible wherever possible and practical.
If we don't think we can help you directly we will work hard to refer you to people with specialist skills who can. Our commitment to widening participation in the industry amongst groups who have been under-represented so far is real, so please contact us.