Cobham apprentices travelled to London today to visit the Houses
of Commons and meet their local MPs as part of a prestigious
apprentice recognition event, hosted by ADS.
L-R: Scott Tizzard, Anthony Jenkins, Ashleigh Baker and
Ashleigh Baker, Anthony Jenkins, Daniel Bliss and Scott Tizzard
who joined Cobham plc after completing their studies at secondary
school, are part of the company's highly popular college-based 4
year Apprenticeship Programme. The programme combines college study
with vocational training, providing apprentices with nationally
recognised qualifications to help them begin bright and successful
careers within the engineering sector.
"The reception gives apprentices the opportunity to meet their
local MPs and talk about their experiences" said Gerry Bishop,
Emerging Talent Manager at Cobham plc. "But, most importantly, it
celebrates their achievements and highlights just how important
apprentices are to the future of the engineering and technology
sectors as well as to organisations such as Cobham plc."
Ashleigh Baker, currently in the third year of her
apprenticeship at Cobham, said "I am thrilled to have been invited
to attend the event today. The Apprenticeship Programme at Cobham
has been an inspirational and exciting place to start my career. On
completing my A-levels, I was uncertain about the university route
so researched into other options available. Choosing an
apprenticeship has allowed me to combine studying and on-the-job
training with earning money, which has been really valuable. I'm
glad I can talk about my experiences today and hopefully encourage
young people to consider apprenticeships when making decisions
about their future."
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Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
Apprenticeships at Cobham
Cobham has a long and successful history of training successive
generations of apprentices.
Over the years, we've built a strong internal support network,
which is coupled with good links to local schools and colleges.
Cobham apprentices have picked up many awards over the years,
including Brathay National Apprenticeship Challenge Team of the
Year, three Higher National Certificate (HNC) Awards in Dorset and
multiple EEF Regional and National Apprentices of the Year.
For more information on Cobham plc's award-winning
Apprenticeship Programme please visit www.cobham.com/careers.
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