About Us

Our aim is to be the world’s best provider of power system controls and intelligence.

To realise this purpose, we are able to draw on over half a century of experience in our field.

During this time Controls and Data Services (CDS) has been involved in some of the most important moments in flight, producing aircraft engine control systems for everything from Frank Whittle’s pioneering flight engines right through to the first supersonic commercial aircraft.

Today, as part of the Rolls-Royce group, we specialise in high-integrity, harsh environment control systems and cutting edge asset optimisation products and services.

  • Our controls business provides a single solution for the design, manufacture and supply of safety critical software, electronic, electrical and hydro-mechanical products.
  • Our data analytics solutions support more than 300 global customers in the civil aviation, defence, industrial power and marine markets with tools and insight that deliver efficiency.

By integrating these two elements, we can offer our customers a comprehensive “sense, acquire, transfer, analyse, and act” capability that supports an asset throughout its full life cycle. This approach enables us to deliver targeted intelligence that is analysed and transformed into actionable information at a faster and more effective rate.

In capturing, managing and analysing Rolls-Royce equipment data, we support our parent company in providing "better power for a changing world".

Our Expertise

At CDS, we offer our customers an extensive expertise that spans a wide range of technologies, products, systems and software.

Our asset optimisation solutions are built on capabilities in predictive analytics and diagnostics, combined with in-depth equipment domain knowledge. With many years of experience across a range of industries, we are able to quickly understand our customer’s needs and deliver the insight necessary to achieve real business benefits.

We also boast an unrivalled expertise in the field of high-integrity, harsh environment systems and products. Our ability to successfully engineer and integrate a complex product or system has been developed through extensive experience of the environment, operating conditions and integration challenges in both commercial and military aircraft.

Expertise spanning a wide range of technologies, products, systems and software

Customer Training & Support

At Controls and Data Services we believe in the importance of providing regular training to ensure our customers are getting the best value from our software products.

Our training is delivered by experienced and informed professionals who are able to share their expertise and knowledge as they train and support our customers.

We offer a portfolio of training courses and programmes for all our products, and can offer tailored training if required.

This flexibility enables our customers to plan their training when they need it. Training can be delivered in any of our five regional centres located in Europe, Asia and the United States, or alternatively at the customer’s own site.

We deliver our training through structured classroom and workshop methods, and we have an ever increasing catalogue of computer based training.

For details on our product training or how to book a course, please contact the training coordinator at training@controlsdata.com or call +44 1332 777 142.

Quality Assurance

Process leadership is deployed at the most senior level in our organisation so that we can accomplish objectives based upon world-class rates of improvement. 

All unit functional and environmental tests required for certification are performed by Controls and Data Services.

Our commitment to quality and process capability has been recognised by the following approvals:

  • AS9100:2009 Revision C
  • EASA Part 21 Production Organisation Approval
  • Software design and validation IS to RTCA DO-178
  • Electronic component management - IEC TS 62239-1 Edition 1
  • Hardware design and validation certified to RTCA DO-254
  • Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001:2004

Our People

Our experience: 'Straight from our people'

Careers

Join the team and become a part of our continuing success story.

At CDS, our mission is to be a world-class company – and we can only realise this by employing a world-class workforce. This is why we are committed to attracting and developing talented individuals who are the best at what they do.

We fully support our employees’ continuous personal and professional development, creating a working environment in which they can improve their knowledge and skills, learn new competencies, and ultimately advance their careers with us.

As an innovative, global enterprise, we also seek to instil a culture of collaboration, diversity and new ideas – as well as providing exciting opportunities to travel and work abroad.

In order to attract and retain the very best, we offer our candidates a competitive compensation and benefits programme.

So whether you are a budding apprentice, a graduate, or someone simply looking for a change, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Careers

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The sky really isn't the limit...

We're committed to attracting, developing and motivating talented people and we back up that commitment with a range of competitive packages and benefits.

Graduates

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Your CDS career starts here...

If you're motivated, friendly, have a passion for problem solving and are ready for your career to take off, then we want to hear from you.