Careers Launch is our brand of events that aim to launch your career in space! 

At Careers Launch events, professionals working in the space sector share their career experiences and advice with delegates through short talks, panel discussions, and a speed networking session. 

In person events are run for university students each year alongside the British Interplanetary Society’s Reinventing Space Conference, and for 15-18 year old students alongside our own flagship conference, the National Student Space Conference, every March. Other stand alone events may take place during the year.

We also run online Careers Launch events throughout the year, follow this link for past and upcoming events! 

Each Careers Launch showcases the variety of jobs and routes into the space sector, and our delegates always find attending very valuable – on average 91% of all Careers Launch delegates have rated the event at 4 or 5 out of 5 for the extent of which it increased their knowledge of careers and pathways within the sector.

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Past Events

2020 – 6th March: Careers Launch at the University of Birmingham

Held on the eve of the National Student Space Conference 2020, this was an exciting evening for local 15-18 year old students to learn about the space sector, featuring a Q&A with university students and our first Careers Launch quiz!

2020 – 3rd February: Careers Launch Cornwall, Goonhilly Earth Station 

As space activities in Cornwall rapidly grew, we ran a Careers Launch at the brilliant Goonhilly Earth Station. A host of great organisations, including Spaceport Cornwall, shared their advice with local 15-18 year old students.

2019 – 13th November: Careers Launch at the Reinventing Space Conference, Belfast

Our first ever event in Northern Ireland, this Careers Launch was aimed at university students and professionals seeking to change careers into the space sector. As well as talks and speed mentoring, we had a panel discussion on “Skills for the space sector” and a workshop on ”Designing the future of space (and your career…)”. 

2019 – 1st March: Careers Launch at the University of Edinburgh 

This Careers Launch was held for local school students on the eve of the 2019 National Student Space Conference. Attendees learnt about the variety of space jobs they could do, got tips on applying to apprenticeships, university courses, and other options, and benefited from a small careers fair with local companies and professional organisations.

2018 – 31st October: Careers Launch at the Reinventing Space Conference, London 

Held alongside the Reinventing Space Conference, this was a day long Careers Launch for university students and professionals. It featured the usual programme, as well as a workshop on unconscious bias from Women in Aerospace Europe UK local group.

2017 – 25th October: Reinventing Space Careers Conference, Glasgow

Organised in collaboration with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), this was the first Careers Launch in Scotland. It featured a workshop on the fundamentals of negotiation, as well as talks and discussions on entering the space sector from university.

2016 – 26th October: Reinventing Space Careers Conference, London

The second Careers Launch, organised in collaboration with SGAC, built upon the first and was another great event. 

2015 – 10th November: Reinventing Space Careers Event, Oxford

The first Careers Launch was a great event, organised in collaboration with SGAC and the International Space University (ISU).

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