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Advice on careers:

IOP (Institute of Physics)


ESA (European Space Agency)

Physics.org space careers page

UKSEDS  (UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) careers page here 

ESA Education


Work experience and internship schemes in the space sector:

Work Experience/Placements with STFC

ESA internships

Space Internship Network (SpIN)


Graduate Schemes:


Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)

European Space Agency (ESA)


RAL Space

Telespazio VEGA





STFC Apprenticeships (Science and Technology Facilities Council)


Recruitment agencies for the space sector:

HE Space



Space Schools and residential Space Camps:

Space School UK
Based at the University of Leicester. Senior (for ages 16-18) and Junior (for ages 13 - 15)

Space School 
Based at the University of Kent for 15 - 18 year olds

Scottish Space School 
Based at the University of Glasgow. A week long residential summer school– open to Scottish school students only.

Summer School Alpbach
(Students and Graduates) - Austria

European Space Camp
for ages 17-20) – Norway - Andøya Rocket Range. A week long residential summer school held in Norway – Open to UK students, must meet requirements.


Other links:

Women in Space