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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.

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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.

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Placement Timeline

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New placements open

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2022 placements close

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27 June

SPIN Induction Day

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8 week placement

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Early September

Poster on placement activities due

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Late September

Presentation at SPIN Showcase

Application Form

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SPIN 2022 Induction Event

Placement Posters: 2021 SPINterns


Sewage Plume Detection in Solent

Dora Hegedus

Deimos Space UK

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Development of a Remote Sensing Solution to Map Invasive Plant Species

Denise Hick


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Rocket Engine Injector Modelling

Daniel Gibbons


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