The UK aerospace and space industries are a British success story, growing in real terms by around 9% a year. The UK controls 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 are developed that rely on space derived data and services. These range from location-based services for mobile phones, to improved satellite data for weather forecasting. Together, these industries employ around 68,000 people in the UK. There is a wide range of careers in the aerospace industry around Heathrow Airport and in the South-East of England.
Here are some career examples: