Apprentice wanted to work on some of the most exciting space science research in the UK

A unique opportunity for an apprentice has opened at the Space Research Centre.

The three to four year programme will include a variety of hands-on practical experience on some of the most exciting space science currently being researched at the University.

The apprenticeship would be a fantastic opportunity for anyone planning a career in engineering.

Typical careers or jobs following this apprenticeship might include: research technician, laboratory manager, supporting high end engineering companies like Rolls Royce and BAE Systems or working on satellites for Airbus Defence and Space.

Due to start in June / July, applications are now open through the website below.

Organiser John Holt, of the university’s Space Research Centre, part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, said: “We’re looking for someone that has the drive to do something extraordinary with their career, who gets excited about using science and engineering to solve problems and sees the potential for space exploration and exploitation.”

Our university has been involved in some of the biggest space missions of recent years, working with Nasa, the European Space Agency (ESA), UK Space Agency, ISRO (India) and JAXA (Japan), and there has been a Leicester-built instrument operating in space every year since 1967.

The post is Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5.30pm.