The Satellite Applications Catapult actively supports secondments through the exchange of people, both in and out of Catapult activities. This includes Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) schemes, undergraduate placements, sponsored PhDs and apprenticeships, as well as traditional secondments.

Academic Secondments

If you work within the academic community, we offer:

  • valuable experience of working on market-focused projects
  • a staging post to a career in industry
  • experience you can take back to academia to support future research and teaching.

Industry Secondments

We encourage industry experts to work with us to carry out specific tasks over a pre-agreed period of time, in order to enhance knowledge exchange and promote industry partnerships.

Catapult Staff Secondments

We offer Catapult staff short-term secondments as a professional development opportunity. Usually this involves working in a different department, office or external organisation, then returning to their normal post once the secondment period has ended.

We also enable our employees to work on collaborative projects or support external companies where there is a requirement for resources that match their skills and experience. This further supports the transfer of industry-focused skills and expertise into the Space sector knowledge base.

Further Information

If you are interested in a secondment opportunity, either for yourself or for a member of your team, or you would like someone within the Catapult to work with your organisation, please contact

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