Cobham Apprentices visit House of Commons


Cobham Apprentices visit House of Commons

Apprentices travel to London for the recognition event, hosted by ADS

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 Daniel Bliss.


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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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.


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Gerry Bishop
Emerging Talent Manager
Cobham plc
T: +44 (0)7725 829674

Lydia Santis
External Communications
Cobham plc
T: +44 (0)7702 140 809

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