Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN) - The Open University Projects

Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN)

Internship 8 weeks Milton Keynes, UK

Uploaded 13 Apr 2019

Job Description

The Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for those considering employment in the space sector and space sector organisations looking to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their businesses. The scheme is managed by the UK Space Agency and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult.

The value of practical experience in the workplace has long been recognised to offer benefits to the spintern, providing valuable experience of the work environment and the skills that are crucial to a successful career, and benefits to the sponsor or host organisation who can identify a project that might otherwise not be achievable, carried out with a fresh pair of eyes and perhaps a fresh perspective on their own organisation and possibly provide an informal extended interview of a potential employee.

SPIN Frequently asked questions

Open Positions:

Analysing numerical simulations of a Mars global climate model - The Open University, Milton Keynes - Closing date: 31/05/2019

Characterising the imaging detectors for the Soft X-ray Imager on SMILE - The Open University, Milton Keynes - Closing date: 31/05/2019

A faster global climate model for Mars - The Open University, Milton Keynes - Closing date: 31/05/2019

Analysis of data collected by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission to Mars -The Open University, Milton Keynes -Closing date: 31/05/2019 

Person Specification

We welcome applications from individuals from all disciplines who are enthusiastic to work in the space sector and are keen to develop new skills, applying and building on the knowledge they’ve acquired in their studies to date.

The scheme is open to individuals who are enthusiastic about working in the space industry. Whilst Aerospace Engineering or Physics are key topics to the ‘upstream’ sector, Electronic, Mechanical and Systems Engineering are also important; numerate and computer-savvy natural scientists and geographers are sought after in the ‘downstream’ or ‘satellite-enabled’ sectors, and all organisations will require people with business related skills. 

Please see each individual job application for specific required skills.