There's plenty you can do while still in school, from work experience to online courses, competitions to summer schools.
An apprenticeship combines practical training in a job with study. Apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills whilst earning a wage and working towards a number of qualifications.
There are hundreds of different undergraduate degree courses available, each covering different topics and offering different opportunities.
You can study pretty much any subject and still end up in the space industry. Start with your ideal job. What qualifications are needed for that job? What do you need to get those qualifications?
Got a competitive streak? There are loads of competitions you can get involved in to show off your skills and learn some new ones
Finding work experience in the space sector can be tough, there are a limited number of opportunities available and they’re not always easy to get to.
If you think university is the right track for you but aren't sure how to get there, consider a foundation year. Foundation years are a way to study a degree at university if you don't meet the standard course entry requirements.
One of a kind space engineering A Level programme at Loughborough College
Get involved in real space projects and get space students and professionals in your classroom.
At a loose end in the holidays? Get yourself on one of these great courses and get stretched beyond what you've learned in school.
The WISE campaign's 'People Like Me' pack highlights the range of great opportunities there are for girls and young women.