Space Placements in Industry


Welcome to SPIN

The Space Placements in INdustry (SPIN) scheme provides placement opportunities for those considering employment in the space sector and connects space sector organisations who want 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 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 students the opportunity to gain new skills and an insight into their business.

We welcome applications from registered students from any 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.

Please make sure you have checked our FAQs before applying, especially the eligibility criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Students

Our FAQs explore the benefits of applying to a SPIN placement, how to make sure you're eligible, and everything you will need to do if you are successful.

Read the FAQs

FAQs for Host Organisations

Why should you join the SPIN Scheme? What level of commitment would be expected? What are the benefits? Our FAQs have all the information you need.

Read the FAQs


Successful Applicants

February 2024

Placements Open

Successful Applicants

Spring 2024

Placements Close

Successful Applicants

24 June 2024

SPIN Induction Day

Successful Applicants

Summer 2024

8 Week Placement

Successful Applicants

Autumn 2024

Showcase Event: Location TBC

2024 Placements: Closed


SPIN is now closed until next year


The 2024 SPIN round is now closed. Please see below for other work experience and placement opportunities on Harwell Campus:


Placement Posters


FwDET (Floodwater Depth Estimation Tool) Test and Analysis

Lekan Ogunlana

HR Wallingford

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Rock Segmentation for Planetary Rovers

Sam Mahoney


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Satellite Edge Computing for Wildfire Detection

Rebecca Murray-Watson

Little Place Labs

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