The job market can be a daunting environment. Being able to demonstrate the successful completion of a placement will help you stand out from the crowd. So what can you expect to gain from a paid eight-week SPIN placement with a space sector host organisation?
SPIN placements are open to those wishing to gain some experience of working in the space sector. We encourage individuals of all disciplines and from all academic backgrounds to apply. Some projects will specifically request applications from individuals with particular experience, however if you feel that you have the knowledge and enthusiasm to be successful you should consider applying.
The 2018 programme opens in January 2018. Placement opportunities will be posted on the SPIN homepage only as they arise, so you should keep checking the pages for updates. You should then submit your application through the online form and attach your CV, clearly referencing the placement(s) you are interested in. All applications will be checked for eligibility and forwarded to the host organisation immediately following the closing date.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within four weeks of the closing date, whether successful or not. Applicants who have not followed the guidance will be deemed ineligible. Common reasons for rejecting applications include: failure to include contact details on CV! If you are in any doubt about the quality of your paperwork, please speak to your relevant Careers Office.
Successful Spinterns are expected to comply with the following checklist, regardless of the host organisation. Please read through this list carefully and make sure you are willing and able to make the commitment and follow through to the best of your ability. If you are unable to comply, you may find that you have placed yourself in a position not to be paid.
If you have any questions regarding SPIN, please e-mail Katharine.Bowden@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk.