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The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and provides technical advice on the government’s space strategy, supporting the UK space sector to deliver the government’s vision. Space is a part of everyday life. Satellites underpin our national economy, from agriculture and banking to aviation and shipping, and support our national security. Space science provides critical data to understand and address global challenges such as climate change, while missions to explore our solar system unite nations and advance humanity’s horizons.

About Us

What, Why & How?

Space is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy, supporting jobs for some 117,000 people. With the motivation, and the right skills and qualifications, you could join them.

Most careers in space require innovation, creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Many jobs cover multiple disciplines and, as space is an international endeavour, they often involve working with partners around the world.

There are many routes into a space career and plenty of support available to help you.

Mars Perseverance

Hear from the team who worked on the Mars Perseverance project in this great short film from the UK Space Agency.

Career Stories

Be inspired by a range of individuals currently working in the space industry and explore how they use science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills in their everyday lives.

Zamzam Hersi

Spacecraft Controller at Inmarsat

Lewis Dartnell

Astrobiologist and Science Communicator

Sarah Cruddas

Space Journalist, TV Host, and Author

Job Profiles

It’s easy to forget that there are huge numbers of different jobs that all work together towards success. It’s not just astronauts.

Earth Observation Scientist

Disaster Response Coordinator

Space Medical Professionals

Find Out More

Find out lots more information about your future career in the space sector…