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Topics of expertise include:

  • Skills needs and shortages
  • Space education and training
  • Recruitment processes
  • Space sector diversity
  • Space jobs and career paths

Profile

The Space Skills Alliance is a think tank and consultancy working to address the skills shortage in the space sector.

It was set up in September 2019 by Joseph Dudley and Heidi Thiemann, who previously created SpaceCareers.uk, and have won multiple awards for their contributions to the space sector.

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Space Skills Alliance directors named SSPI UK Space Personalities of the Year

Space Skills Alliance directors Joseph Dudley and Heidi Thiemann have been jointly named UK Space Personality of the Year by the UK Chapter of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) in recognition of "excellent work on space sector skills, employment, and diversity with the Space Skills Alliance".


5 Solutions to the Space Skills Gap

Today the Space Skills Alliance has set out 5 Solutions to the Space Skills Gap, a plan for expanding the space sector’s talent pool, increasing the number of experienced people, and making it easier for the sector to adapt to changing skills needs.


First report on the experiences of women in the UK space sector

The first report on women in the UK space sector has been published today by the Space Skills Alliance and the Space Growth Partnership​'s Space Skills Advisory Panel to coincide with World Space Week, which this year has a theme of ‘Women in Space’. It can be accessed here: spaceskills.org/women-report.


First pay data for the UK space sector

The first report on pay in the UK space sector has been published today by the Space Skills Alliance and the Space Growth Partnership​'s Space Skills Advisory Panel to coincide with the 2021 UK Space Conference. It can be accessed here: spaceskills.org/pay-report.


First results from the 2020 Space Census

The first in a series of reports on the results of the 2020 Space Census has been launched today by the Space Skills Alliance and the Space Growth Partnership​'s Space Skills Advisory Panel to coincide with British Science Week. It can be accessed here: spaceskills.org/census.


2020 Space Census Launches Today

The 2020 Space Census will, for the first time, establish the demographic make-up of UK space sector employees across industry, universities and government organisations.


Just 8% of space job adverts are any good

The average space job advert scores just 54 out of 100 according to new research by the Space Skills Alliance. Only 8% are rated ‘good’ with a score of 75 or more.


First space skills taxonomy published

The Space Skills Alliance today released the first competencies taxonomy to be developed specifically for the space sector.


Half of early career space jobs require programming

Almost half of early career space jobs require programming skills. This is according to new research by the Space Skills Alliance which looks at the demand for certain skills in space job adverts.


Space Skills Alliance launches

The Space Skills Alliance, a new think-tank working to address the skills shortage in the space sector launched today at the UK Space Conference at the International Convention Centre Wales.


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