Cobham hosts local students in Wimborne; home to Cobham's world-leading Air to Air refuelling technologies
Wimborne, UK - Following the countrywide success of National
Women in Engineering Day last month, female pupils from two local
Dorset Schools were invited to visit Cobham Mission Systems' world
class engineering facility on 4th July to learn about
career path options for Women in Engineering.
During the day, the group consisting of 13-16 years olds from
Bournemouth School for Girls and Corfe Hills School were given a
full tour of the Wimborne site, which is home to Cobham's
world-famous Air to Air refueling technology. Six female
engineers from across the business shared their individual career
stories, highlighting the different ways in which they gained entry
to the profession. The students were given the opportunity to
see the products which the presenters were working on and they also
received a walk through the shop floor and a live testing
demonstration of Cobham's Air to Air Refuelling
Claire Johnson (CEng) Development and Engineering Manager who
lead the day said:"We want to encourage more girls into the
engineering sector by raising awareness about what engineers really
do. The diversity of rewarding and exciting careers that an
engineering qualification can open up is immense and it is
essential that young would-be engineers are shown them."
"Using maths and science we are able to design and develop
innovative solutions which ultimately help to shape the future -a
future which they could play an important part in engineering!"
Lisa Johnson from Corfe Hills School added "Our girls at Corfe
Hills were inspired by the enthusiasm and ability of the staff at
Cobham. In a historically male embedded industry it was great for
them to have greater understanding of a career in engineering and
be encouraged by strong, powerful females. It opened their eyes to
the world of engineering, seeing the impact it has on their
everyday lives and the opportunities of this career path.
Engineers at Cobham Mission Systems work in a wide range of
engineering disciplines for the Defence Industry including
mechanical, electrical, materials and software. Engineering
projects involve equipment for a range of high profile Military
aircraft including the Boeing KC-46, the F-35 Lightning II and
About Cobham Mission
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to solve challenging problems in commercial, defence and security
markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
We employ around 11,000 people primarily in the USA, UK, Europe
and Australia, and have customers and partners in over 100
countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video
and data communications, including satellite communications;
defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life
support and mission equipment.
The challenging and rewarding roles we offer, across a wide
range of disciplines are what make Cobham a true global technology
and services leader. To view our current roles visit www.cobham.com/careers.
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