On 12 April, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) hosted its annual Careers Day for Grade 11 and 12 learners at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, and Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth.
A total of 120 learners (80 in Pretoria and 40 in Port Elizabeth), from various schools and socio-economic backgrounds, were exposed to the vast number of career opportunities available at a global vehicle manufacturer, and provided with a valuable platform to engage with employees who operate in different fields within the organisation.
“Besides the obvious design, manufacturing, marketing, financing, and servicing of vehicles, Ford is passionately pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles, and mobility solutions at a global level,” says Thabo Masete, Human Resources Director at FMCSA. “We believe that freedom of movement drives human progress, and we aspire to become the world’s most trusted mobility company, designing smart vehicles in a smart world. This requires a huge number of people, with a vast array of skill sets and qualifications, to fill the various roles. And this is what we wanted to show the learners today.”