Graduate Opportunities in IT
||Ford Credit Europe
||£34,000 - £34,000
Graduate Opportunities in IT
The distance between imagination and…creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance, and you can start travelling right now. When you join Ford, your journey begins. You become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products - and it is always ready to go further.
As a Ford IT graduate you will have the opportunity to move between Ford Motor Company and Ford Credit Europe Bank, our financial subsidiary. This exposure allows you to understand the fundamental operations that drive and support our business.
You will have the potential to thrive in a dynamic, innovative environment, whilst building positive relationships and collaborating with IT and business colleagues from all over the world to help develop, implement and enhance our information technology solutions.
Our IT organisation is uniquely placed to anticipate and respond to the multiple key priorities of our automotive and mobility business. You will progress through a series of on-the-job placements to help you build on the knowledge and skills gained during your degree, performing a real role with real responsibilities.
Your initial focus is likely to be in one of the following key business areas:
- Solutions Development:
Working with internal business customers to develop, enhance and maintain IT solutions that are critical to the efficient operation of our global business.
- Project Management:
Developing project charters and plans. Working with stakeholders to manage project budgets, resources and issues/risks, in order to ensure the successful delivery of IT solutions that meet the business critical requirements.
- Solutions Support:
Providing front-line support for our critical IT applications and services.
- Infrastructure Operations:
Planning, building and operating a global IT infrastructure base.
Providing 24x7 protection for our vehicles and critical IT systems to mitigate security breaches, including cyber threats.
You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas, such as: software engineering, mobile app development, product design, product management, web development, DevOps, service operations, strategy and planning, business partnering, and more. We will support you in developing strong leadership and communication skills through interaction with global teams, as well as honing your analytical skills finding and implementing innovative solutions to our hardware/software environments.
Whatever your degree or experience, we will provide you with a wide view of IT in a business context.
Throughout your graduate career and beyond, you will find further opportunities to develop specific technical skills and focus on key leadership competencies.
Many of our roles offer exciting opportunities to contribute at an international level across our organisation. IT is a global team, so you may also have the opportunity to travel to any Ford location worldwide. Graduates should, however, expect to be based in one of our main UK locations in South East Essex (Warley, Dunton, Dagenham) or London (Stratford).
To be part of our future, you will need:
- A minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree or a masters or a PhD in any subject, but preferably an IT or IT/business degree
- Experience working with IT solutions
- Effective interpersonal skills and a strong team working ethos
- An ability to communicate clearly in writing, over the phone, using social media and face-to-face
- To be highly motivated and have a dedicated approach from day one
- An innovative flair and ability to creatively problem-solve
- A strong customer focus
At Ford, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you would expect from a diverse global leader.