Careers

The UK Space Industry has an annual turnover of £11bn and employs close to 35,000 people. It is a very healthy sector with projected growth to £14bn by 2020. In order to meet this growth target the industry needs young people to choose science and engineering options and decide to work in this area. The variety of jobs available within the space industry is vast and many companies work on international projects highlighting the importance of collaboration.

The National Space Academy organises a number of careers events focused on the UK Space Industry throughout the year to showcase the companies, institutions and careers pathways available to young people.

Information about the companies who have presented at our careers events in the past can be found on the industry links page.

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The National Space Academy has welcomed numerous guest speakers to all our Career Conferences. They have provided students with insight, inspiration and information on possible careers in an exciting and dynamic sector. Please see the information below for further details about past and regular guest speakers.

 

Previous Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Emma Bunce

    Professor Emma BuncePlanetary Plasma

    Professor of Planetary Plasma Physics

    Emma's main research has focused on the giant rotating magnetosphere of Jupiter and Saturn.

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  • Dr Chris Davis

    Dr Chris DavisStorms from the Sun

    Project Scientist for Heliospheric Imagers, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

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  • Libby Jackson

    Libby JacksonHuman Spaceflight: Principia Mission - UK Space Agency's Astronaut Flight Education Programme Manager

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Regular Session Speakers

  • ITP Engines

    ITP EnginesITP is one of the largest aircraft engine and components companies in the world, with testing and production centres in Spain, Mexico, the UK, US, Malta and India.

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  • NCEO

    NCEOThe National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) is a distibuted National Environment Research Council (NERC) centre for over 80 scientists from UK Universities and research organisations. NCEO provides NERC with National Capability in Earth Observation (EO) science and incorporates world- class capabilities in interpretive EO. Read more...  

  • RAL Space

    RAL spaceRAL Space, based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, has been involved with over 200 space missions. Read more...  

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Careers events for students

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Thanks to sponsorship from PPG we are offering £300 bursaries for schools towards one of our Masterclasses for 10 - 14 year olds - find out more here.