Ford Drive 100 Future Engineers and Scientists with £1m Scholarship Programme
Launched in 2012 to celebrate 100 years of Ford in Britain, Ford has since provided scholarships of £10,000 per student for 140 undergraduates on a selection of engineering, science, manufacturing and technology courses at leading UK universities.
About Ford of Britain
- In the UK, Ford directly employs over 15,000 people, many in highly skilled roles developing and building high-technology, fuel-efficient, low CO2 engines, but in total 100,000 jobs are supported through the Ford supplier chain and dealer network.
- Ford's recently announced £1.5 billion investment in low-carbon engineering and manufacturing is helping to underpin the UK's manufacturing and export-based economic recovery.
- Ford plants at Bridgend in South Wales and Dagenham in East London have the combined capacity to assemble two million engines annually so that one in three Ford vehicles globally can be powered by a UK-built engine.
- Ford's Dunton Technical Centre in Essex is the global centre of excellence for diesel powertrain R&D and for European commercial vehicles.