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Design, Digital Modeller, Graduate Opportunities

This is your opportunity to be part of the Design team for one of the country’s leading engineering companies. This is your chance to go further with Ford.

About the Graduate Design Program

You will be brought into an area of Design and given opportunities to help you build on the knowledge and skills you gained in your Design degree. From day one, you will be doing a real role with real responsibilities. There are a number of areas within the Dunton Design Studio including: Vehicle design, CAD design, Milling, ALIAS modelling, clay modelling, testing, measurement, evaluation and verification. The work is challenging, interesting and varied, and provides opportunities to build relationships on an international level.

It’s a global team, so you may be required to travel to any Ford location worldwide. However, our UK Design Centre is based in Dunton in South Essex, and is the lead studio for Exterior Vehicle Design for Ford of Europe. Our Dunton centre is at the forefront of developing Commercial Vehicles, including the five times International Van of the Year Award winner Transit, alongside gasoline and diesel products that improve fuel economy while reducing CO2, such as the current Sub- 1 Litre International Engine of the Year, Ford’s class-leading 1.0L EcoBoost.

What’s in it for you?
As a Ford Graduate you’ll be eligible for a pension package, 26 days holiday each year plus bank holidays, an annual holiday bonus payment, discounted rates car purchases for you and members of your family and on-site gyms at most Ford locations.

Our people are our most valuable asset and investing in this talent is important to us. At Ford you’ll find a variety of learning programmes available to help support your future development as we believe in recognising and nurturing your qualities and giving you the support you need to grow professionally.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Digital Modeller in Design.

  • Support the design process through the development and presentation of digital models
  • Create high quality visualisation and renderings to support design team and management reviews
  • Prepare and develop virtual reality presentations
  • Collate and exchange data for digital model assembly
  • Input to relevant engineering discussions
  • Deliver data for downstream departments, e.g.: milling or engineering and assist with data transfer
  • You will be a vital part of the product development process and play an important role in the design studio
  • Contribute to your team and feed into and support other departments, as well as meeting the organisational goals as a whole by this one team approach

    Who we are looking for

    To be part of our future, you will need:
  • A relevant design degree (minimum 2:2), with ideally no more than two years relevant Design/Digital modelling experience, not including sandwich courses or business placements
  • Digital experience and knowledge of 3D digital model making
  • To be computer literate in design relevant programmes e.g.: VRED, Photoshop, with a good knowledge of Autodesk Alias
  • Have a knowledge of virtual reality presentations and interest in future technologies
  • Be a creative and flexible candidate with the ability to communicate clearly, face to face, in writing and over the phone
  • To have strong team working and leadership skills with the ability to respond to studio needs and build team relationships
  • A digitised (PDF) portfolio emphasising automotive experience. Please note as part of the application process you will be asked to submit a portfolio of work. This should clearly indicate whether you have contributed to a project or been solely involved.

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