Space engineering technician apprenticeship

Support the development, manufacturing, assembly and testing of high value space equipment

Working in the space manufacturing sector, you’ll be involved in the design and production of satellites, along with the maintenance of highly specialised ground support equipment, which does not fly in space but is used to support development and testing of satellites before launch. You could find yourself working on satellite mechanical structures, rocket propulsion, space communication, sensors, planetary landers and associated support systems. Space technicians interpret drawings and specifications given by the customer to plan and perform their work and also contribute to the testing and inspection activities. During the space engineering technician apprenticeship, in your daily work, you’ll interact with customers, line managers, engineers, spacecraft experts and export managers. You may need to make site visits, working in secure and controlled environments and will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of the work you undertake.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science, maths, DT, engineering

Entry requirements for the space engineering technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000

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