Space systems engineer apprenticeship

Design, manufacture and test complex, high value space hardware and ground support equipment

Found in the space and manufacturing sectors, your role will cover the design and production of spacecraft and the components and subsystems they comprise. It also includes production, operation and maintenance of highly specialised ground support equipment. Ground support equipment is used to support the development and testing of satellites and other equipment flown in space, before launch. As a space systems engineers, you’ll cover a broad range of mechanical, electronic, and thermal engineering disciplines,  usually specialising in one or more specific areas. In your day to day work, you’ll use engineering and scientific principles and knowledge of the space environment to identify solutions to requirements. You will also assist in research and development, providing technical expertise, support, solutions and leadership.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Engineering, maths, science

Entry requirements for the space systems engineer apprenticeship: Level 3 qualifications and one A-level in one science subject, or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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