Ford I Accelerator

What is the Ford I Accelerator?

Ford Plc have partnered with EDI to create the Ford I Accelerator. Year 12 and year 13 students will have the opportunity to participate in the Ford I Accelerator virtual work experience programme for 5 days. Learn about Ford, work on a live business challenge and gain valuable skills transferable to the workplace.

Date: 12th – 16th April
Location: Virtual
Time: 9.30 – 4.00 Every Day
(Please only apply if you can attend all 5 days)

Student Benefits:

  • An enhanced profile – enhance your CV and build valuable experiences
  • Insight to careers – providing insights to the broad spectrum of careers available
  • Personal development – develop skills and attributes valued in the workplace
  • Networking opportunities – connect with diverse professionals
  • Personal brand development – define what makes you stand out
  • Interview practice – develop the skills needed to compete in today’s job market

Who is the Ford I Accelerator open to?

  • The I Accelerator will be open to students from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
  • The project brief will utilise skills across various subjects including technology, business and humanities. Suitable to all subject disciplines.
  • Year 12 and Year 13 students.

How will the I Accelerator work?

  • Each student will work in a team of 5 to develop a solution to the challenge presented
  • Various workshops will be delivered by Ford throughout the week
  • Students will develop a presentation to be delivered to senior managers in Ford on the final day of the work experience
  • Students will also have the opportunity to build their professional network

What happens next?

Once you complete your form, successful candidates will be invited to an online interview. On completion of the interview you will be advised, as to whether you have secured a place on the programme

“The I Accelerator is such a powerful concept. It not only gives young people the chance to learn and apply skills in a professional environment, but also gives organisations like Microsoft the opportunity to gain fresh perspectives.”
Andy Coker, Account Executive, Microsoft UK