We get lots of questions from people all over the world asking what the best route into the space sector is.

The short answer is there is no fixed route. Everyone’s journey is different. However, here are some of our top tips combined with useful links and insights shared with us by our network of Lead Educators, Project Scientists ad Space Communicators.

Useful links

We are a small core team and don’t generally offer work experience. However, we can help with any questions you might have about reaching a career in the space sector. Get in touch if you have a question and we’ll make sure it gets to the right person.

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 ages 15 – 18

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.

Recruitment agencies for the space sector