The UK aerospace and space industries are a UK success story, growing in real terms by around 9% a year. The UK has 17% of the global market for aerospace.
The aerospace and space related industries sectors have the potential to continue to grow rapidly as new technologies and applications are developed that rely on space derived data and services, including location based services for mobile phones, improved satellite data for weather forecasting and integrated applications involving space data and related services. Together these industries employ around 68,000 people in the UK. There are a significant number and range of careers in the aerospace industry around Heathrow Airport and in the South-East of England.
Here are some career snapshots: