Hear first hand what a space job is like from real space professionals all over the sector.
Spacecraft Structures Engineer on the ExoMars Rover Vehicle Team at Airbus Defence and Space
National Point of Contact Nigeria for the Space Generation Advisory Council
Assistant Director, Earth Observation, at the UK Space Agency
Business Development Director for Space & Security at Serco Defence
Electronics Engineer at Clyde Space
Space systems engineer at Thales Alenia Space UK (TAS-UK).
Research Fellow at the Space Medicine Team, European Space Agency.
Executive Director of the National Space Centre, in charge of the National Space Academy programme
Spacecraft Systems Engineer at Clyde Space
Sqn Ldr Bonnie Posselt is a RAF doctor specialising in Aviation and Space Medicine.
Dr Alastair Bruce is an astronomer and the planetarium manager at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, after making a career change from acting.
Charlotte Blake-Kerry has a background in sociology and previously worked as a support worker for Mencap, but now works in the space sector as the Head of Programme Management Office for the National Space Innovation Programme at the UK Space Agency.
Harriet Brettle, the Head of Business Analysis at Astroscale, discusses changing careers from banking to the space sector.
Jo Richardson previously worked for the NHS in a Research and Teaching Academy but now owns and runs Space Detectives, delivering astronomy presentations and workshops to both children and adults.
Jordan Murray changed careers from the nuclear industry and is now a Satellite Propulsion Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space.
Manny Shar is the Head of Analytics at BryceTech, after deciding to change careers from investment banking.
Melanie Davies, a Space Science Communicator, previously worked in the creative industries before deciding to set up Creative Space, a not-for-profit organisation offering astronomy outreach and public engagement.
Dr Rachana Bhatawdekar changed careers from the IT industry and is now an astronomer and Research Fellow at the European Space Agency.
After a career in IT, banking and consultancy, Remco Timmermans is now a Social Media Specialist and founder of a social media agency for the space sector - SpaceSide.
Dr Ryan Milligan made a career change from truck driving and is now a lecturer in the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.
Steven George, a Space Systems Engineer at STFC RAL Space, discusses changing careers from the infrared optics industry to the space sector.
Thomas Dell is a Lead Flight Software Engineer at D-Orbit, with prior software engineering experience in the motorsports industry.
Toby Harris is the Global Head of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) at Astroscale, and has previously worked at the UK Space Agency. Toby initially worked at the Atomic Weapons Establishment before moving to the space sector.
Tony Mears decided to change careers from archaeology which then led to a role within the UK Space Agency as their Technology Roadmapping & Harmonisation Lead. Tony now works for the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Lecturer at Surrey Space Centre (SSC), University of Surrey
Business Development Manager for Future Space Programmes at SCISYS UK
Researcher at the University of Oxford
Researcher in Astro-ecology at Liverpool John Moores University
Astronomy Research Fellow at the University of Exeter
Graduate engineer at e2v
Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency.
Former Director of Science and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency (ESA)
Director of Policy and Operations at the UK Space Agency
Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the Institute of Astronomy, Unviersity of Cambridge
Business Analyst at Astroscale
Spacecraft Systems Engineer at Clyde Space
Technical Designer at Reaction Engines
Ian is a Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has trained as an astronomer, planetary scientist, and geophysicist.
Director General of the European Space Agency
PhD student in remote sensing applied to planetary science at Birkbeck College, University of London
Chief Operating Officer at Clyde Space
Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellow at University College London
Professor of Space Science at the Open University
Research Fellow in the Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow
PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University studying the evolutionary history of stellar mass in galaxy clusters.
Young Graduate Trainee at the ESA European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany.
Professor of Physics at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL)
Project Manager at STFC RAL Space
Lucy studied Structural and Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge, graduating a year ago. She now works as a structural engineer.
Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Glasgow in planetary science research
Research Fellow at the European Space Agency where she is working on projects in preparation for Euclid, a space based optical/IR telescope planned for launch in 2021
Mission Design Specialist in the Future Programmes Group at Astrium, Stevenage
Freelance TV space/astronomy presenter and writer.
Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of Leicester.
Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Director of The Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey.
Public Communications Officer at Reaction Engines
Director of the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre
Author and Broadcaster, recently co-wrote "The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time"
Space Applications and Sales Engineer at Clyde Space
Mechanical Analysis Engineer for Airbus Defence and Space
Engineer at the Space Research Centre, Leicester.
Graduate engineer at Thales Alenia Space – Italia
Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency and expert on Near Earth Objects
Head of Space Physics Division and Chief Scientist at RAL Space.
PhD student studying Jupiter's Aurora at the University of Leicester.
Solar physicist at the University of Glasgow
Space Journalist, TV Host, and Author
Education, outreach and diversity officer at the Royal Astronomical Society
Space Systems Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Space Exploration Programme Manager at the UK Space Agency
Lecturer in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford
3rd year PhD candidate in space law - Sunderland University, and Co-lead of the Space Generation Advisory Council’s Space Law and Policy Project Group.
PhD student at the University of St Andrews, studying the growth of supermassive black holes through time.
Vinita is a Space Operations Engineer at ESA, and focuses on future human spaceflight operations. She founded Rocket Women, a website inspiring young women to study STEM.
Executive Vice-President at the Shetland Space Centre