Webinar: How to get a job in the space industry

organised by

STFC RAL Space

in Remote, UK


The space industry is not just for astronauts - it takes a wide variety of people and skills to make space missions and projects successful.

During this webinar, designed for Key Stage 3 students, teachers and parents/guardians, you will learn about some of the careers available to young people in the space industry, what people do in their jobs day-to-day, what skills they use, their journey from school to their current job, and where schools can find more support. You will also have the opportunity to ask your own questions to our space team.

Speakers from RAL Space will share stories of their different career paths and explain their projects which involve innovating for the future, for example:

  • Katherine is a thermal engineer who is investigating how to use space technology to help reduce food waste in India;
  • Angela is a technician with a background in arts and crafts, now using her creative skills to make space blankets;
  • Mario is a space weather scientist, looking at the phenomena that cause the spectacular auroras (the Northern Lights).

We will be joined by Kierann Shah, manager of the National Space Academy​,​ who will talk about the support they provide to schools to help engage young people with STEM subjects using ​space as the inspiration, and how they facilitate​​​ pathways into the space sector.

Please note:

This online event will take place via Zoom webinar. Attendees will not be visible or audible, but will be able to ask questions via the text-based Q&A and chat functions. This event is particularly aimed at students in Key Stage 3 (age 11-14) but all age groups are welcome to attend.

If you are unable to attend the live event, but would like to watch a recording, please subscribe to the RAL Space YouTube channel to receive a notification when the video is available, shortly after the event

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]