According to a survey of students around the globe, Ford Motor Company is one of the most attractive employers in the world for those studying engineering, coming in at No. 12. The survey, known as the “Universum Talent Survey”, looked at the responses of 294k students from 12 of the world’s largest economic powers this year: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the UK, and the US.
“We consistently strive to make Ford a great place to work and the skills we need are becoming increasingly diverse,” says Ford Europe, Middle East & Africa VP of Human Resources Peter Godsell. “This achievement demonstrates that we remain on the right path to attracting the talent we need.”
Among those surveyed studying business, Ford ranked 42nd.
“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,” says Universum Group Global CEO Petter Nylander. “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.”
Ford’s strong showing in the survey comes even as Universum notes an overall shift away from “macro-employers” – or “those with more than 1000 employees.” Ford employed somewhere around 201k people worldwide in 2016.