Space Industry Careers Fair


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KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Richard Peckham, Business Development Director (Space), Airbus Defence and Space

2nd Annual Space Industry Careers Fair

The event is being held at the iconic National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS on Monday the 9th of February 2015. This conference style event will feature speakers throughout the day with opportunities to network with exhibiting companies.

Major organisations from within the Space Sector will be present to showcase the career possibilities in key areas of the industry, including

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Earth Observation
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Downstream Industry Sectors

The event is FREE for all UK graduates (BSc, MSc, PhD) and young professionals interested in a developing a career in the space sector. Be part of the only space-themed careers event in the UK. Join us at the National Space Centre on 9 February 2015 for an opportunity to attend the Second Annual Space Industry Careers Fair.

Attending the event will give participants:

  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and companies
  • Quality speakers and programmes
  • Direct access to industry researchers and academics
  • Career guidance, including CV review and job interview preparation

Event Contact: Taylor Stokes,


Student & Exhibitor Registration have reached capacity and are now closed.


Agenda 2015

Please continue to check the website for updates on confirmed speakers, exhibitors and event schedule.

Quotes from last year's participants

“Space is a high-growth, high-value industry in the UK, recruiting the number of quality of graduates is a critical challenge. This event directly addresses that need for jobs and growth. There has been an immense interest in this event from young professionals and businesses alike.” - Professor Paul Monks, Director of G-STEP, University of Leicester

“We are delighted to be working with the University of Leicester and the National Space Academy for this pioneering event through the unique, top-quality degree-level training offered by our new Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering. The space sector is showing rapid and significant expansion and this event will enable students to engage first-hand with the huge range of exciting opportunities offered by the industry." - Dr Martin Killeen, Head of Technology at Loughborough College

“I would recommend this event to anyone interested in the space industry!” - Participant, Queen Mary University of London

“Employer presentations with question and answer session were valuable. They helped me understand how my Computer Science degree fits into the space industry.” – Participant, University of Hertfordshire

“Great opportunity for networking. It was a very nice location, especially the planetarium.” - Participant, Cranfield University

“Networking was such a valuable part. It was good to put a face to the companies you are looking to pursue a career in” – Participant, Imperial College London

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University of Leicester

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University of Leicester

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