Space Placements in Industry
Funding opportunity for Placement Hosts/Employers
The Space Placements in Industry (SPIN) scheme brokers placement opportunities for university students considering employment in the space sector and connects them to space sector organisations who not only want to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their businesses, but also to ensure a pipeline of space savvy candidates coming out of education. Students are enthusiastic to work in the space sector and are keen to develop new skills.
The scheme is managed by the Satellite Applications Catapult and funded by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). It has been running since 2013 and continues to grow in popularity, with demand always outstripping supply.
For 2024, the UKSA is seeking to double the number of placement opportunities across the sector and has commissioned the Catapult to deliver the Programme.
The Catapult is delighted to be able to announce this opportunity for space sector organisations to apply for grant funding to support the offer of a work placement to a registered university student, enabling them to develop their skills and experience of the space sector workforce.
Updated: 16 February 2024
Applications for projects closes
Evaluation of placements
Projects advertised on the Catapult website
24 June 2024
SPIN Induction Day
Placement carried out
Students present at Showcase Event
Apply to host a SPINtern
Applications to host a SPINtern are now closed.
For 2024 we are thrilled to be offering access to a new ethical recruitment software – Applied.
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Zoom Training Sessions - Applied is an ethical hiring ATS. You’ll be using the Applied software to manage your hiring process, so we’re running a programme of training sessions to make sure you feel comfortable on the new technology. Training sessions are free to book for all participating members of the SPIN programmes.
SPIN x Applied: An Introduction
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Live Training Session 1: Building a Role
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Live Training Session 2: Managing Candidates, Interviews, and Hires
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