Recruit expert talent for space

Recruitment agencies and sector organisations can help you tap into the huge network of UK space talent.


The UK space workforce is particularly highly skilled, with over 3 in 4 employees holding at least a first degree.

Capability and talent locations

The UK talent base has particular strengths in the manufacture of spacecraft and highly complex payloads, especially small satellites. The workforce is also skilled in manufacture and supply of services for high-end navigation systems and satellite communications.

UK space capability listing

You can find out more about talent location and capabilities in the UK’s space sector on the website of the Space Enterprise Investor Launchpad.

View a catalogue of UK space companies and their capabilities on the website of the Satellite Applications Catapult.

Recruitment agencies

You can search the UK Investment Support Directory to find recruitment specialists with experience in finding the right staff for your business in the UK.

There’s also a list of specialist recruitment consultants on the Recruitment and Employment Confederation website.

Expertise through knowledge transfer

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme provides opportunities for businesses who have an idea, but do not have all the talent needed to develop it. The scheme can link your company with an academic or research organisation, providing you with the services of a graduate as an associate.

A KTP is part-funded by a grant, with a contribution also made by the company.

Find more information on the KTP website.

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