Are you looking to develop your career with one of the most exciting Manufacturers in the world?A Higher Apprenticeship with Ford Motor Company is an exciting opportunity to pursue practical work experience using world-class technologies and processes, at the same time as learning an exciting range of new skills. Studying at the University of Nottingham will equip you with a range of knowledge and skills that will lead to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Data Science. We are looking for exceptional candidates with passion and enthusiasm to join our team of apprentices!What's in it for you?Access to world-class training to launch your careerA great salary increasing year on yearAnnual holiday entitlement of twenty-six days Access to our Employment Development and Assistance Programme (EDAP), which provides up to £300 per year for non-job-specific education, training and developmentAn opportunity to access the Company's Privilege scheme, which enables the purchase of Ford vehicles at a discountA good pension scheme About the rolePowertrain Manufacturing Engineering is a key part of Ford future business. The Data Science Higher Apprenticeship arises at an exciting time in the industry as we move towards manufacturing a new range of battery and hybrid powered vehicles in Europe. The change to our manufacturing facilities will be revolutionary!Higher apprentices undertaking the data Science BSC degree apprenticeship will supplement our existing colleagues with fresh skills and knowledge to support the growing wealth of data collected and analysed at Ford Did you know Ford has a new strategic partnership with Google? This provides us with Google's state-of-the-art tools that can be utilised to unlock new insights and capitalise on new opportunities.Data streams include connected assets and their various sensors supporting Ford's charge towards Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT).You will complete your apprenticeship over 4 years. A 12-month rotation plan will keep things interesting as you work in different sections of Ford Powertrain, allowing you to understand the various aspects of the business.Your formal degree training will be provided via block release with the University of Nottingham (training will be undertaken in Essex)On the job training will take place at the Ford Dunton Campus, Essex and inevitably include trips to our manufacturing sites across the UK, and perhaps even Europe!On completion of the apprenticeship standard, you will join the Powertrain team as a manufacturing engineer with a specialism in data science.What will you gain?You will complete a four-year programme for the attainment of:Bachelor of Science (BSc)Access to Ford data lakes allowing you to convert your learning into applicationExperience working with world-class manufacturing engineersFully embedded within Ford's industry-leading standards and processesTo become part of our team, you will need: 3 A-Levels at grade A or higher (or equivalent) predicted or achieved*: *Must include an A in A-Level Maths BTEC will also be considered but must include Mathematics plus another Science/Technology subject, e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science or EngineeringA minimum of 5 GCSE grades at B/5, including English at grade B (Level 5) Maths at grade B (Level 5)A keen interest in digital technologyA can-do, find-a-way attitude to solving problemsStrong communication skillsAbility to work as part of a teamCurious about the transforming automotive businessFord is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of sex, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief, gender reassignment and gender identity, age and those with caring responsibilities.Are you looking to 'Go Further' with Ford?