Our careers conferences allow students to explore where Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths might take them.

The UK space industry employs tens of thousands of people and has an income of billions of pounds. The government aims for the UK to make up 10% of the global space economy by 2030. New jobs are being created all the time. 

Space is a vital part of the UK’s economy. Satellites and space activities deliver navigation, weather forecasting, power grid monitoring, financial transactions, and better public services. Satellites also support television services to millions of UK households as well as other digital communications.

The UK space sector is growing faster than the rest of the UK economy, and the average worker in the space sector is 2.6 times more productive than in other sectors. It is worth over £16.4 billion per year, employs over 45,000 people, and satellites underpin £360 billion per year of wider economic activity.

We provide opportunities for students to meet people working in the space sector, from scientists to space engineers and astronomers to astrobiologists.

Previous Speakers

Dr Brooke Simmons

Galaxy Zoo Project Scientist, University of Oxford

Dr. Ed Chester

Space IDEAS Hub Project Manager, University of Leicester

Professor Anu Ojha OBE


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