Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Responsible to: Head of Domain – Small Satellites & Future Constellations
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: 12-month fixed term, 3 month probation and 1 month notice
Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.
Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.
We’re one of ten Catapults established and overseen by Innovate UK. They are places where the best of the UK’s innovative businesses and researchers work together to bring new products and services more quickly to commercialisation. Focusing on areas with great market potential, Catapults will open up global opportunities for the UK and generate economic growth for the future.
To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites
To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results
The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun. More about the Catapult Culture
The Catapult maintains an internal market intelligence portfolio to assist in understanding the small satellite market for strategic and corporate support purposes. These data are collated from multiple sources that are fragmented and not easily exploitable. Furthermore, the diverse and responsive nature of the space sector, in particular the “New Space” movement, results in changes in the related economics and technologies on a basis more regular than annual reports can address.
On joining this 12-month placement, you will be contributing to this ongoing work activity, where you will be required to quickly integrate with the Small Satellite Missions and Business Modelling teams and begin to contribute straight away.
Typical day-to-day activities are likely to include:
This role will give you experience in the cutting edge of the UK commercial space sector, engaging with and in proximity to a cross-cutting range of organizations of differing sizes and maturity, covering multiple industry sectors and representing many elements of the satellite missions and services value chain.
Required Skills and Experience
This is an exceptional opportunity for someone interested in working in the space sector in a less traditional role that is not wholly focused on technical and engineering disciplines
If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.