Space engineering degree apprenticeship ready for take off

The new degree apprenticeship in space engineering will open to applications this September.

Aerospace company Airbus is the first employer to take up the level 6 space systems engineer degree apprenticeship, which will be delivered in partnership with training providers across England from September 2024.

The curriculum was developed with the University of Leicester and will be delivered with Space Park Leicester, where apprentices will have access to specialist facilities and world-class expertise in space mission development.

As an apprentice, you’ll develop complex, high value space hardware and ground support equipment. This could include spacecraft manufacturing or testing satellites.

Ben Bridge, chairman of Airbus Defence and Space UK, had this to say about the exciting degree apprenticeship in space engineering: “Alongside our existing early careers programmes, this degree level apprenticeship will equip people with the skills and qualifications to further their careers in the vibrant UK space sector and help us create the industry leaders of tomorrow.”

There’s also a level 4 space engineering technician apprenticeship, launched in 2020, designed to help young people gain the technical skills needed to kick start a career in space.

To find out more about apprenticeships at Airbus and keep an eye on the application window for this fantastic opportunity, visit the company’s careers page.

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