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Launching the 2020 Space Census

by Joseph

In September last year, Heidi and I stood on the stage at the UK Space Conference and announced the launch of the Space Skills Alliance.

Just 8% of space job adverts are any good

by Joseph

The average space job advert is pretty bad. Rated against 10 best practice criteria, it gets a score of just 54 out of 100. Only 8% of ads get a score of 75 or more.

Half of early career space jobs require programming skills

by Joseph

When we talk about skills for the space sector, we tend to think immediately of space-specific skills: knowledge of orbital mechanics, of spacecraft design, of satellite data analysis. But though these are certainly important and necessary skills, the technical skill that is asked for most of all is the ability to design, develop, and deploy software.

Heidi wins award

by Joseph

We’re delighted that our co-founder and director, Heidi Thiemann, has won a Sir Arthur Clarke Award for her services to the UK’s space sector.

We have liftoff!

by Joseph

We’re excited to be launching the Space Skills Alliance today at the UK Space Conference. It’s an initiative Heidi and I have increasingly seen the need for, and we’re delighted to share it with the world today.