Ford Engineering Academy


Thinking about a career in engineering? With a recognised skills gap in the industry, there’s never been a better time to start your career in this exciting sector.

From designing sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy solutions to developing life-saving medical technologies, engineers have the power to shape the world and leave a lasting impact on our world.
Now, is your time to take the first steps towards an engineering career with our NEW Ford Engineering Academy. 
The Ford Engineering Academy is a pre-apprenticeship programme and has been designed to help you develop the relevant engineering knowledge and skills as well as the opportunity for work experience while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

As part of the programme, you’ll study a City and Guilds 2850 Level 2 Machining and Manufacturing at South Tyneside College which covers the basics of engineering to allow you to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Your studies will be a mixture of practical, hands-on study in our state-of-the-art engineering workshops as well as classroom-based learning to help you develop the core theory and knowledge.

What’s more, our Prep for Work teams will support your work readiness skills with CV writing, interview preparation as well as assessment practice.

Through Ford Engineering’s network of employers, they’ll also support you in securing a work experience placement to help you a gain experience in a real working engineering environment.

  • Guaranteed Interview: Stand out from the competition! Following your work experience placement as part of the Ford Engineering Academy, you’ll get an automatic interview slot with your placement employer, giving you the opportunity to gain real interview experience and secure an apprenticeship. This could be your chance to kick-start your engineering career with a leading industry player!
    What’s more, you’ll also be given a professional reference to allow you to apply for future roles!


  •  Strong Employer Links: As pioneers in the engineering field, Ford Engineering has strong connections with top North East employers. This partnership ensures that you receive an edge when it comes to job placement and networking opportunities.


  • Real-world Experience: Our Engineering Academy is designed in collaboration with Ford Engineering to help you develop the industry-relevant skills and knowledge, be equipped with the tools to excel in practical engineering operations and tackle real-world challenges with confidence.

This course is aimed at beginners taking the first step towards a career in engineering and manufacturing. There are no formal entry requirements for the course but students will need to have a strong interest in pursuing an engineering career.

Complete the application form below and our admissions team will be in touch to start the process.

*Places on the academy are very limited and in high demand so make sure you secure your place early.

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