Alice Swallow

Alice Swallow is a Senior Innovation Research Engineer within the UK Innovation team at Ford Motor Company, looking predominantly at sustainability and light-weighting for commercial vehicles.

She started Ford as a Higher Apprentice in Engineering and has worked in various departments from Gasoline Calibration to Chassis Engineering.

Her remit within the Innovation and Research team is to project manage studies on light-weighting technologies and applications in design with mass production capability. For example, the CHASSIS Project (Composites UK Winner in Innovation in Composite Design 2020). This includes material choices from advanced steel to full composite structures, including investigating sustainability, circularity and hybrid technology to produce the best value for automotive applications.

Alice has two patents pending on e-motor manufacture and tooling for multiple material selections. She won the Autocar Magazine ‘Great British Woman Apprentice of the year’ in 2018 and was runner up in the IMechE Apprentice of the year in 201