The Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for those considering employment in the space sector and space sector organisations looking to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their businesses. The scheme is managed by the UK Space Agency and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult.
The value of practical experience in the workplace has long been recognised to offer benefits to the spintern, providing valuable experience of the work environment and the skills that are crucial to a successful career, and benefits to the sponsor or host organisation who can identify a project that might otherwise not be achievable, carried out with a fresh pair of eyes and perhaps a fresh perspective on their own organisation and possibly provide an informal extended interview of a potential employee.
The scheme has been running since 2013 and continues to grow in popularity. We always encourage enquiries from potential host organisations who have a short-term project (typically of eight weeks duration), and who would like to offer individuals the opportunity to gain new skills and an insight into their business.
We welcome applications from individuals from all disciplines who are enthusiastic to work in the space sector and are keen to develop new skills, applying and building on the knowledge they’ve acquired in their studies to date.
The SPIN 2018 scheme is now open! Click on the project title for full details, and scroll down on this page to apply.
|Project Title||Ref||Company Name||Location||Closing Date|
|Optical Systems Team Placement||18/12||SSTL||Guildford||21/03/18|
|Option 1: Compression of Video from Space
Option 2: Research the ability to detect wind turbine activity from space – graduate opportunity
|Cinematic Animation for Engineering Visualisation, Rapid EO Prototyping and Client Visualisation – graduate opportunity||18/10||Alba Orbital||Glasgow||CLOSED|
|Evaluating the Interoperability of Analysis Ready Data over the UK – graduate opportunity||18/09||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Prototype of EO data storage infrastructure for new Open Cosmos nanosatellite mission – graduate opportunity||18/08||Open Cosmos||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Earth Observation data preparation and analysis for machine learning – graduate opportunity||18/07||Deimos Space UK Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Oceans as a predictor for daily rainfall risk – graduate opportunity||18/06||Weather Logistics Ltd||Nottingham||CLOSED|
|Finding innovative ways use existing data to train and validate satellite imagery feature extraction algorithms – graduate opportunity||18/05||Spottitt Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Radar Wind Profiler at Sea (RWP@Sea) – Feasibility study for the hardware concept – graduate opportunity||18/04||S&AO Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Improving sustainable agriculture in Uganda: building an Early Warning Platform – graduate opportunity||18/03||RHEATECH LTD||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Enabling new EO technologies for air quality markers – graduate opportunity||18/02||AVS UK Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Advanced Concepts Team Placement (Ref 180116 TAS UK) – 12 month placement||18/01||Thales Alenia Space||Bristol||CLOSED|
Project Descriptions are uploaded as we receive them from companies. It is up to you to keep an eye out for new opportunities, which can arrive at any time. We also advertise them via Twitter (using #SPIN18), Facebook and LinkedIn. Good Luck!
If you have any questions regarding SPIN, please email Katharine.Bowden@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk.
The Satellite Applications Catapult also hosts other internships which are run throughout the year, which can be found on our vacancies page.