Hey everyone…I wanted to create this forum so that we can have some information on the IT grad scheme within Ford. There have been a forums for Finance, Purchasing, HR, Sales and Marketing and Product Development, with lots of comments from other candidates, but nothing yet from anyone who applied to Ford. I applied for this scheme on 28th of October and suprisingly got invited for the online tests on the 1st of November. I was given 3 days to write the test but faced difficulties with browser choice and had to have my test reset (like twice!).
I finally sat for my test on the 5th of November. it went very very well, and I know I passed, but I havent gotten any word from them since then. To read that other schemes have done their phone interview with some people in HR nad Finance already booked for assessment centres was a teeny bit worrying. I called the HR department and was told my application is still under review, which is fine by me because no news is good news, and I am staying positive.
Anyone who applied for the IT graduate scheme, please can you share your experience about your application process. If you have done a phone interview, what questions were you asked. i’ve read the general questions other schemes were asked - Knowledge of Ford and the function to which you are applying
• Working effectively with other people
• Results Focus
• Customer Focus
I have a feeling just like the product development scheme, the IT scheme may have a different set of questions because it is a technical role. I read from a 2007 candidate on Prospects website, that you may be asked about projects you’ve worked on. That was 2007, a lot may have changed since then. Any useful hints or responses will be very much appreciated.