In my first year at university at sheffield hallam uni, i won a prize for the best marks and the prize was sponsored by Ford. They offered me a job pretty much straight away, for my placement year, and said If i was interested in workign for the company after my degree to get in touch with them. I am unsure as to the status of Ford in this country following the "reorganisation" of the Dagenham plant. I know the wages, and training structure of Ford is very good, and offer jobs to all types of graduates; from IT to engineering. They have two main places of work in the UK, Ellesmere Port nr Liverpool, and Dagenham, Essex. I was offered around 16k to work there in my placement year, so I assume starting salaries are excellent.