UK’s first space careers event deemed a success

Posted by er134 at Mar 10, 2014 04:00 PM |
Event showcasing opportunities in space industry held in Leicester

The UK’s first Careers in the Space Industry event has been hailed as a huge success.

The event, held on Friday 28 February, attracted more than 150 people and included representation for key industry partners.

Organised by University of Leicester/G-STEP, part funded by the European Development Fund, the National Space Academy and Loughborough College,  the event also saw the launch of the Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering. It is the only space-themed careers event in the UK, and took place at the National Space Centre.

Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Skills and Enterprise, attended the event to announce the launch of the new Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering from Loughborough College, in association with the University of Leicester and the National Space Academy. The minister took questions from the students and exhibitors in attendance.

 

Image caption: Left to right:
Dr Hina Bacai, G-STEP/University of Leicester
Anu Ojha, Director of the National Space Academy programme
Ed Lamb, G-STEP/University of Leicester
Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Skills and Enterprise
Prof Paul Monks, Director of G-STEP/University of Leicester
Dr Martin Killeen, Head of Technology at Loughborough College