A diverse workforce is important because people from different
backgrounds and cultures think differently, helping to foster
innovation and improve decision-making. Recruiting people from a
range of different backgrounds can be challenging especially as we
are increasingly competing for a diminishing talent pool as the
number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
graduates in the UK and USA decreases.
We are working to improve gender and age diversity across the
workforce. Recruitment efforts aim to replenish the talent pipeline
and ensure that STEM graduates recognise Cobham as an employer of
Cobham has been actively monitoring gender, ethnic and age
diversity for several years but recognises that diversity as a
whole is far greater than this. We are committed to equal
opportunities for all employees and aim to ensure the workplace is
free from discrimination.
Recruitment, selection and career development are based on
competence and job requirements, irrespective of race, sex, sexual
orientation, religion or disability. With regard to employees who
become disabled, the policy is to take all reasonable steps,
including retraining, to ensure that they can remain in employment
For more data on the current diversity mix at Cobham please see
our data downloads section.