International aerospace and defence firm selects AMS to manage UK recruitment, contingent workforce and employer branding

Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), the provider of world-class talent and resourcing functions, has announced that it has been selected by Cobham plc, the leading aerospace and defence specialist, to manage the company’s permanent and contingent workforce recruitment in the UK.

Cobham is an international engineering company specialising in the development, delivery and support of cutting edge aerospace and defence systems. The company has a global workforce of some 12,000 people with 2,500 employees based in the UK.

Alexander Mann Solutions was awarded the three year contract following a competitive tender process. The AMS team will be tasked with providing a centralised recruitment service for all UK hiring activities and ensuring a consistent experience for both candidates and employees. AMS’ Resourcing Communications team will also be supporting the delivery of an integrated employer branding campaign, including a custom-built careers website, to help Cobham develop a high quality pool of talent.

“We are delighted to have appointed Alexander Mann Solutions to manage our permanent and contingent workforce recruitment in the UK,” commented Pauline Howell, Vice President Talent and Strategic Staffing for Cobham plc. “As one of the leading firms in a very specialist industry, having a first-class pool of talent is absolutely crucial to Cobham’s continued success.

By bringing in Alexander Mann Solutions, we are taking a bold and proactive approach that will ensure Cobham is able to identify and attract the top level individuals needed to drive the company forward, both now and in the coming years. With AMS’ excellent track record of success in this sector, coupled with the innovative employer branding solutions they have developed with us, we are confident that this partnership will give us a key advantage as we compete for the very best talent available.”

Rosaleen Blair, CEO and founder of Alexander Mann Solutions added, “The range of services involved in this deal is a clear demonstration of the value AMS can bring to an organisation by leveraging the broad range of skills and disciplines at our disposal. From permanent recruitment and contingent workforce management to employer branding and implementing technology, Cobham will be benefitting from a wide breadth of AMS’ services as well as our innovative approach to talent and resourcing.”

Matthew Rodger, Director of Contingent Workforce Solutions at Alexander Mann Solutions continued,“With over 75 years of success in its industry, Cobham is a hugely well respected global brand and we are delighted to add them to our prestigious portfolio of clients. We are thrilled to be working with Cobham and are confident that the AMS team will have a real impact on the company’s resourcing function and the efficiency of its contingent workforce management.”