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.

Our careers events provide opportunities for students to meet people working in the space sector; from scientists to space engineers; astronomers to astrophysicists. 

Exlpore and book our regular events on the links below.

Year 10 Year 12 Chemistry at WorkCareers Links


 Keynote Speakers

The National Space Academy has welcomed numerous guest speakers to our Career Conferences. They provide students with insight, inspiration and information on possible careers in an exciting and dynamic sector.

  • Northropp Grumman Corporation

    Into the Unkown'Into the Unknown' The James Webb Space Telescope
    Film screening and presentation by NASA and Northrop Grumman

    Into the Unknown tells the story of the building of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope – a revolutionary successor to the Hubble Telescope and 100 times more powerful.

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  • Dr Chris North

    Dr Chris NorthGravitational Waves 

    Dr Chris North is a physicist and astronomy at Cardiff University. In this keynote talk, Chris discusses what gravitational waves are, and how they are detected by experiments such as LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory).

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  • Dr Lewis Dartnell

    Lewis DartnellAstrobiology – the hunt for alien life
    "...are we alone?"

    UK Space Agency Research Fellow, University of Leicester

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 Industry links

We are supported by universities, organisations and research groups, who attend our events to speak to students about the sectors they work in. Information about many of these can be found on our funders, supporters and partners page