The official opening of Cobham’s classroom takes place within Bournemouth and Poole College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre
Wimborne, UK: The Cobham sponsored classroom
was officially opened today at a ceremony in the Bournemouth and
Poole College STEM centre. The classroom, which includes
motivational graphics and illuminated cabinets containing examples
of Cobham's pioneering technology, will be used to inspire the next
generation of engineering apprentices studying the company's
award-winning apprenticeship programme.
Cobham's apprenticeship programme provides apprentices with the
opportunity to work on real life engineering projects for
market-leading technologies across the sea, land, air and space
The newly refurbished classroom, which will be used to teach
Cobham apprentices, was opened after a short ceremony and
ribbon-cutting by the chairman of Dorset's Local Enterprise
Partnership (LEP), Gordon Page CBE DL.
Looking around the classroom, 2nd Year Cobham Apprentice Dan
Leigh said "seeing the technology in the cabinets is fascinating
because you know it's real and has actually been built by Cobham
engineers! It makes me realise that I could go on to help design
and create similar pieces in future, which is really inspirational.
I'm looking forward to studying in the new classroom and who knows
- one day it may be my technology in the cabinets!"
Pauline Howell, SVP Organisational Design and Talent Development
at Cobham plc, said "Cobham has a long history of working with
academic institutions to motivate young minds. Sponsoring the
classroom at Bournemouth and Poole College, and inspiring the
students whist they study, is important because we recognise that
they are the future of engineering. By inspiring them today we are
securing ground-breaking technology for tomorrow."
"Every piece of technology in the cabinets was designed and
created by Cobham engineers and shows the apprentices that they too
could be part of ground-breaking engineering projects as part of
our apprenticeship programme. We hope the classroom motivates
Gordon Page, Chairman of Dorset's Local Enterprise Partnership
(LEP) added "I am absolutely delighted to be here today at the
opening of the Cobham sponsored STEM classroom. We need a
continuous supply of STEM minded youngsters to fuel our regional
and national economic development and the opportunities in today's
advanced research and manufacturing industry are fantastic."
"To the apprentices and students who have access to Cobham's
apprenticeship programme, I say go for it; our advanced engineering
and our Dorset companies will fully support you!"
For more information on Cobham plc's award-winning
Apprenticeship Programme please visit www.cobham.com/the-group/careers.
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
The most important thing we build is trust.
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respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
We employ more than 11,500 people on five continents, 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
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