Space Services 12 Month Placement

In-Space Missions Ltd

Internship 1 year Alton, Hampshire, UK

Uploaded 30 May 2022

Job Description

In-Space Missions Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic, self-starting placement student, who is interested in applications of space technology, software configuration and administration, service design and service delivery management. You will be working closely with the ground segment, operations and system engineering teams to ensure the mission requirements are met.

You will be work as part of our space services team to deliver services to a variety of customers including institutional, academic and commercial organisations. You will also provide support to In-Space colleagues using our service infrastructure and tools. You will be involved in administrating service software applications, assisting with the production of training materials, producing reports on service performance and identifying and implementing service improvements.

You will report to the Space Services Manager and work with them to prioritise and manage workload. Although the primary responsibilities of this placement involve supporting the delivery of space services to customers, you may occasionally be asked to participate in other projects as required by the business.

On joining In-Space, you will complete a 6-week training period during which you will become familiar with the services In-Space offer to customers, the service processes and service tools.

To succeed in this placement role, you will require logical thinking, numerical fluency, and an interest in how to make space services work for customers, a willingness to learn and the ability two work with others to identify and resolve technical issues.


£ 22k to £23k dependent on skills and experience.

About the company

In-Space Missions Ltd is an innovative and exciting space company operating out of dedicated facilities in Alton, Hampshire, UK. Formed in August 2015, In-Space has grown to become the UK's leading small space prime, offering the first payload and rideshare service in Europe as well as dedicated spacecraft-design/build/operated capability to customers across large and small industry alike, government, space agencies and academia.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience:


  • On track to achieve a 2;1 or higher in a STEM subject degree.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Problem Solving 
  • Logical thinking 
  • Viewing problems from multiple user perspectives. 
  • Communicating with customers or stakeholders. 
  • Working with numbers.


  • ITIL v3 or v4. 
  • Scripting, programming or makeup languages (eg: 
  • Python, HTML, RegEx, JSON, SQL). 
  • Microsoft Visio 
  • Business Modelling Notation. 
  • Atlassian JIRA and Insight. 
  • Working as part of a service team. 
  • Space Industry.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). 
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal. 
  • Confident in using web based software tools. 
  • Confident working in teams.

Behavioural Characteristics:

  • Self-starter.
  • Works well in a team.
  • Autonomous worker.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Attention to details.
  • Organised.
  • Calm and professional approach to work.
  • Logical.
  • Empathic.