A diverse workforce is important because people from different backgrounds and cultures think differently, helping to foster innovation and improve decision-making. Recruiting people from a range of different backgrounds can be challenging especially as we are increasingly competing for a diminishing talent pool as the number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) graduates in the UK and USA decreases.
We are working to improve gender and age diversity across the workforce. Recruitment efforts aim to replenish the talent pipeline and ensure that STEM graduates recognise Cobham as an employer of choice.
Cobham has been actively monitoring gender, ethnic and age diversity for several years but recognises that diversity as a whole is far greater than this. We are committed to equal opportunities for all employees and aim to ensure the workplace is free from discrimination.
Recruitment, selection and career development are based on competence and job requirements, irrespective of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or disability. With regard to employees who become disabled, the policy is to take all reasonable steps, including retraining, to ensure that they can remain in employment wherever practicable.