Space Recruitment Toolkit

Hiring is the most important thing you do, but only 8% of space job adverts are rated good. Our toolkit for better recruitment is packed with advice about every stage of the hiring process.

Preparing to hire
Writing job adverts
Assessing applications

Preparing to hire

Preparing for a hiring spree

~5 min read

Freshen up your website to ensure you make a good first impression to potential hires, streamline your application process so that you’re not wasting your time or your candidates’, and make sure your benefits are inclusive so that you can attract a diverse range of applicants.

Before you write the ad

~3 min read

Getting the details sorted right at the start will save you time later.

How to provide good internships

~15 min read

Interns are one of the very best sources of new talent for your company. They can make useful contributions to your work and provide an opportunity for your less experienced employees to develop their managerial skills, but you must be prepared to properly support them.

Writing job adverts

Writing a job advert

~9 min read

By being clear about what you want, transparent about the process, and telling a compelling story, you can get better quality applications from a wider and more diverse pool of candidates.

Stop asking for the best

~6 min read

Stop asking for ‘the best’ and you’ll get better quality applications from a wider and more diverse pool of candidates.

Sell your company better

~6 min read

Make your company boilerplate human by talking about your values, your team, and your impact, and you will stand out from the crowd and get better applicants.

Writing a diversity statement

~6 min read

A good diversity statement can help you stand out from the crowd and get more diverse applicants. A bad one can backfire and put people off applying.

Don't ask for years of experience

~5 min read

Replace ‘N years of experience’ with a list of explicit skills and you can get better quality applications from a wider and more diverse pool of candidates.

Do your candidates really need a ‘good degree’?

~5 min read

The space sector has the most highly credentialed workforce of any sector. Fully 75% of people hold at least a first degree 1, and practically all jobs adverts ask for one. Replace this requirement with a list of explicit skills and you can get better quality applications from a wider and more diverse pool of candidates.

Assessing applications

How to assess applicants

~9 min read

An assessment process with objective criteria and carefully considered questions can save you time in reviewing applications, improve your interviews, and minimise bias.

Giving feedback

~3 min read

Feedback can have a huge impact in helping people improve their applications. You don’t have to give feedback to every candidate, and there is no amount of feedback that is too small to be useful.


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Hiring is the most important thing you do, but only 8% of space job adverts are rated good.

We can help you apply this best practice to your hiring process so that you get better quality applications from a wider and more diverse pool of candidates.

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