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 Institute for Environmental Analytics at the University of Reading and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency.
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 2016 SPIN Placement now closed for applications
New opportunities for summer 2017 will be added from January 2017.
If you have any questions regarding SPIN, please email email@example.com.
|Project Title||Ref||Company Name||Location||Closing Date|
|Development of software for land
surface mapping using Earth
|Secure Imagery over Mesh Space (SIMS)||16/02||SQR Systems||Central London||CLOSED|
|Thermal Plume Mapping by Infrared Remote Sensing||16/03||EDF Energy||Reading University||CLOSED|
|Advanced Earth Observation data products||16/04||Assimila Ltd||Reading||CLOSED|
|Development of SimROUTE Navigation Product||16/05||Spirent Communications||Paignton, Devon||CLOSED|
|Business Development Analyst||16/06||Stevenson Astrosat||Edinburgh, Scotland||CLOSED|
|Systems / Web Developer||16/07||Stevenson Astrosat||Edinburgh, Scotland||CLOSED|
|Assessment of the Surface Radiation Budget using Ship Tracks||16/08||RAL Space||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Satellite observations of global ozone in comparison to the surface monitoring network||16/09||RAL Space||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Detection of methane emission sources from global satellite observations||16/10||RAL Space||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Development of Flexible Thermal Conduction Bars||16/11||Thermacore Europe||Northumberland||CLOSED|
|Remote Sensing||16/12a||ImageCat Ltd||London||CLOSED|
|Flood App Development||16/12b||ImageCat Ltd||London||CLOSED|
|Automated processing of environmental satellite imagery for applications and quality control||16/14||Airbus Defence and Space (Intelligence)||Guildford, Surrey||CLOSED|
|3D Terrain Intelligence from Space||16/15||Terrabotics||London||CLOSED|
|GNSS for Landslip Monitoring||16/16||NSL||Nottingham||CLOSED|
|Marketing and Business Planning to support new Earth Observation services||16/18||Deimos Space UK Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Earth Observation applications for agriculture and urban monitoring||16/19||Deimos Space UK Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Implementation of the Next Generation Space Link Protocol||16/20||Qinetiq||Farnborough||CLOSED|
|ADI3: Crowdsource Computer Vision Platform||16/21||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|ADI: An end-to-end processing chain for operational optical ship detection using EO data||16/23||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|ADCS simulation and control for picosatellites||16/24||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|PocketQube Mission Analysis||16/25||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|PocketQube Star Tracker||16/26||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Visual Storyteller for the Space Industry||16/27||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Building the first-ever cognitive recruitment engine for intelligent and personalised hiring decisions||16/29||MeVitae||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Remote Sensing Software Engineer||16/30||isardSAT Ltd (Surrey Space Incubator)||Guildford||CLOSED|
|Design Thinker||16/32||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Nanosatellite Developments||16/31||Open Cosmos Ltd||London||CLOSED|
|Graphics/Web/Systems Developer||16/33||Huduma Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Marketing and Business Analyst||16/34||Huduma Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Mobile/Web Application to discover satellite imagery||16/36||Bird.i Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|‘Eyes on the Seas’ Marketing Support||16/37||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Multi-Mission Satellite Link Budget Analysis Framework||16/22||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Market Researcher for Facilities in Space Sector||16/35||Satellite Applications Catapult / STFC||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Digital Beam Swing Radar Profiler||16/38||ESA BIC||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Foresight Crops – Using Intelligence for Agritech||16/39||Global Geo-Intelligence Solutions Ltd||Nottingham||CLOSED|
The Satellite Applications Catapult also hosts other internships which are run throughout the year, these can be found on our vacancies page.