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At Ford we're proud of our long standing tradition of developing talent, investing great energy in developing top class professionals who can operate effectively across our diverse workforce and our vision is to be recognised for world-class HR excellence and business partnership.
ONE HR team
The Ford Human Resources function is a global team of HR professionals recognised and respected as an essential business partner. We work closely with our operating management in all areas of the business to deliver our strategic people priorities with solutions that are linked directly to automotive leadership using best-in-class HR practices.
Our goal is to develop a world class team of skilled and motivated people working together to drive business results.
Graduate HR Programme
In order to build your HR competency you will be provided with opportunities to move through a variety of roles during your first few years, each a real role with real responsibilities and your focus is likely to be in one of these HR generalist areas:
You will build a deep knowledge of business imperatives and operational issues and have the opportunity to fully participate in the business and to become a valued advisor and coach. Many of the roles operate in both a European and Global team providing a breadth of possibilities most HR professionals never experience – global and cross-cultural consideration.
During your graduate placement you will also be offered the opportunity to study for a professional HR qualification.
Who we’re looking for
To be part of our future, you will need:
So if you're talented, motivated, and ready to stretch yourself in a complex, unionized environment, you'll find no better proving ground.
Name: Nadia Bham
Start date: 24th August 2015
Department: Human Resources
Role Title: HR Analyst
I have recently moved into my second rotation on the graduate scheme as a HR analyst, supporting the Finance function across Ford of Europe.
As part of the day to day HR operations, I provide guidance and support to management on the different aspects of the HR cycle plan, which includes performance management, compensation planning and employee engagement initiatives. My responsibilities can range from facilitating People Development Committees to supporting the European Finance Diversity Council.
Every day is different and comes with its own challenges, which keeps the role varied. I am constantly being exposed to different experiences, facilitating my professional development. When I thought of Ford before I joined, I thought of a global brand that made great products. I also thought of a company with an excellent reputation and a proven history of innovation, the company who revolutionised manufacturing with the moving assembly line.
I did some research on the graduate scheme before applying and there were many reasons that differentiated Ford from the rest. The factors that really stood out for me were the responsibilities given to a graduate as well as the opportunities for development and progression. I have really enjoyed my experience with Ford so far. In my current role as well as my previous role as an Employee Relations Officer, I have always been trusted with a high level of responsibility and given the opportunity to make a real contribution.
The role can be quite challenging at times and it was a steep learning curve at the beginning but I have always felt I am able to reach out if I need help or support. As a graduate, you are also provided with a valuable support network including a mentor and a buddy. Joining Ford would be a fantastic opportunity to really develop and further your career as well as being a great place to work, and I haven’t looked back since.