Apprenticeships with Cobham
There are a wide range of Cobham Apprenticeship roles available in various Engineering and Operations, as well as Business functions across the business. Cobham Apprenticeship roles are based at one of the company’s 24 different locations across the South East, East of England and North West.
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. The company employs more than 11,000 people on five continents, and has customers and partners in over 100 countries.
Cobham is a market leader in wireless, audio, video and data communications, as well as satellite communications. It is also a leader in defence electronics, air-to-air refuelling, aviation services, life support and mission equipment. The company operates across four main business disciplines:
From the design of the first breathing regulator for Project Mercury, to a full suite of hardware and cutting-edge pneumatic subsystems for the ISS, Cobham has engineered some of the most complex, challenging space components in existence today. Cobham builds ultimate reliability into life support, propulsion systems, microelectronics, rotary joints, actuators, microwave electronics, and satellite communications technology for space.
Every US astronaut since John Glenn has breathed through a Cobham regulator. Cobham also designed and supplied vital equipment supplied for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Mission. Furthermore, Cobham produces regulators for missile defence systems and for hypersonic test vehicles and microwave equipment on major European military communications satellite
Every Airbus aircraft features Cobham technology including avionics, communication and navigation equipment and antennas. From satellite communications for internet in the sky, to fuel tank inerting components for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Cobham doesn’t just make systems for aircraft, the company also flies them too, carrying more than 1.5 million passengers a year.
Cobham’s satellite communications are used for newsgathering and broadcast, offering high-speed connectivity from remote locations and largescale events. The company’s slip ring technology, originally developed for helicopter applications, is now used on land based radar antennas and renewable energy applications such as wind turbines.
Furthermore, Cobham’s satellite communications and Ground Penetrating Radar detection technologies support humanitarian efforts around the world. Cobham’s technology is also embedded on many of today’s most advanced military aircraft to increase their safety and mission capabilities.
Cobham’s products can be found aboard civil vessels of every size and purpose – from luxury yachts to the largest cargo transports and cruise ships. From personal inflation systems, environmental control and fire suppression subsystems, to broadcast and communication of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Cobham also develops specialist technologies such as diving rebreathers, components and antennas, as well as complete monitoring and surveillance systems discreetly disguised in cargo containers. The company also provides specialist electronic warfare and target towing services to aid naval mission rehearsal. These technologies mean Cobham is improving the mission effectiveness of security forces from the Arctic to the Equator.
In addition to the Cobham Apprenticeship roles summarised here, the company also offers a range of Graduate Jobs:
Roles Available with Cobham
The Cobham Apprenticeship programme is a rotational scheme designed to provide a broad perspective of the business. One day you could be assembling some complicated mechanical or electronic products or even carrying out maintenance on one of the company’s aircraft. The next you could be taking part in a quality audit, writing a technical report or modifying engineering drawings. Potential future roles with the organisation include:
- Flight Operations
- Human Resources
- Project Management
- Sales & Business Development
- Technicians and Operators
Education Requirements for Cobham
The Education Requirements for the Cobham Apprenticeship programme are as follows:
- 4 GCSEs including Maths, English, Science and one technical subject.
However, candidates should refer to the Cobham Apprenticeship website for specific education requirements for individual roles.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Cobham?
The Cobham Apprenticeship programme opens for applications in the beginning of the year, with closing dates towards the end of April.
Candidates should visit the Cobham Apprenticeship website for details of the current vacancies available.