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Upskilling learners for careers within the space sector

BRAND NEW Level 4 Space Technician Apprenticeship

Help your business stay future focused

Designed specifically to support the increased demand within the space industry’s workforce, OAS has partnered with The Manufacturing Technology Centre to develop this industry-recognised qualification that will set learners up with the skills required to develop their careers within the space sector.

Let OAS develop your workforce

The UK space industry is an exciting and increasingly fast-growing sector that is estimated to have trebled in size since 2000, with no signs of slowing down.

Currently contributing an estimated £14.8 billion per year and 42,000 jobs to the UK economy, the UK space industry has ambitions to increase its global market share to 10% by 2030. In order to do this, the current workforce will need to double over the next 10 years.

As the UK looks to grow its influence on the global space market, the MTC remains committed to supporting major manufacturers, SMEs and new startups to provide technical and innovative solutions to meet their engineering and manufacturing requirements to help the UK space market achieve its ‘mission’ to play a central role in the future of the space race.

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Why apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are an invaluable tool for recruiting new talent and developing your existing workforce.

With role-specific learning and tailored on-the-job training, apprentices will help you build a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce, helping your business to succeed.

This Level 4 Space Technician apprenticeship will help you develop the next generation of engineers to support the future skills needs of your business, by:

  • Upskilling your current employees and unlocking their potential
  • Addressing skills shortages and filling key gaps in your business
  • Increasing employee satisfaction, motivation and loyalty, leading to lower staff turnover
  • Bringing a fresh perspective and new skills

If you're a levy payer, you can use the apprenticeship levy to fund L4 apprenticeships. If your organisation doesn't currently pay the levy, government subsidies are available meaning you will only be required to invest 5% towards the training costs.

Why OAS?

The training centre boasts world-class learning facilities which house some of the UK’s most advanced equipment covering a wide range of engineering and technology disciplines.

Not only will apprentices have access to state-of-the-art facilities but they will be taught by experts within manufacturing technology and training and will have access to valuable industry links to help progress their careers further.

What will students learn

Learn from the best. 

Our Level 4 Apprenticeships provide students with extensive knowledge, techniques and the specialist skills required to fulfil roles within engineering with a higher level of responsibility.

Students will develop their problem solving as well as the necessary theoretical and practical skills that are required to excel within the fast-growing space industry today and in the future.

Where could this apprenticeship lead to?

The industry-recognised qualification is designed to develop employees who are looking to progress to a higher level-technical role, which could lead to future progression and leadership roles.

Apprentices will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to advance into the space sector and progress onto in-demand roles such as:

  • Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Spacecraft Propulsion Engineering Technician
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technician
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technician
  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technician