According to a new annual survey of students worldwide, Ford Motor Company has been ranked as one of the world’s most attractive employers.
“We consistently strive to make Ford a great place to work and the skills we need are becoming increasingly diverse. This achievement demonstrates that we remain on the right path to attracting the talent we need,” said Peter Godsell, vice president, Human Resources, Ford of Europe and Middle East and Africa.
The Universum Talent Survey, saw the participation of more than 294,000 students in 12 of the world’s largest economies. The survey ranked companies based on characteristics which included having a creative and dynamic work environment, innovation, high future earnings and leaders who support development.
For engineering students, Ford ranked 12th while for Business students, Ford came in at 42nd place. Ford of Britain employed 96 graduates in 2016, and this reflected Ford’s 12th ranking for engineering students as a large proportion of the 96 graduates took up roles within the company’s Product Development team.
“To be published in the ranking is a true reflection of how strong an employer is globally and proof of strength in attracting and retaining the right talent,” said Petter Nylander, global CEO, Universum Group. “This year we have seen a more varied employer list including new industries such as e-commerce, whereas the more established sectors like the energy industry have lost ground with this new generation of talent.”