The UK space sector directly employs over 28,900 people and has an annual turnover of £9.1 billion. It is one of the most highly skilled sectors of the economy which has been growing at an accelerating pace over recent years, with expectations of growth to £14 billion by 2020.
The UK Space Agency aims to support the growth of the space sector by encouraging graduates and technicians with relevant skills and qualifications to pursue a career in the space industry. The space sector is a thriving international business that provides employment for people with a wide range of skills including:
- experts in the electrical and mechanical engineering field
- IT and software systems experts
In this section of the website you will find career case studies, tips and advice for launching your career in the space sector plus find out about how to get involved and learn more about the industry as a whole.