Working at Skyrora

A Career in the Space Industry

This page provides a general overview of the different types of internships that we offer; when the internships run from; how long they run for; what the internships involve, and how you can apply; Skyrora’s current open vacancies

Our current vacancies

Join our team and become a part of the UK’s most exciting industry sector.
If you wish to apply for a position with us, please send a CV and cover letter to

Chief Operational Officer / Business Development Executive

Electrical Technician

Welding / Fabrication Technician

Engineering and Business Summer Internships

Interested in being part of our journey to orbit?
Skyrora’s Student Summer Internship Programme will give you a hands-on experience of working in a company putting the UK back into Space.
Our 10-week paid summer placement will see you contributing to major projects in the development of Skyrora XL, with the opportunity to work alongside field experts within the organisation.

About the Internships on Offer

Skyrora offer 1x Business and 2x Engineering summer placements and both are shown below in more detail:
Summer Placement student Katie Lockhart
Summer Placement student Katie Lockhart inspecting propellant density.

Engineering Internship

You will work on critical launch vehicle development works and receive industry-spec training and skills which you can utilise to excel in your studies upon your return. You will receive assignments and individual projects and will be required to communicate and work alongside subject matter experts to broaden your understanding of engineering in the space industry.

The internship will provide the opportunity to work alongside various teams as part of the development and manufacture of Skyrora’s launch vehicles. We have seen previous interns provide support to the design team in review meetings, learn how to weld, operate an array of machinery, and assist with the testing and launch of vehicles from various sites around Scotland and Europe.

Previous internship student Katie Lockhart travelled to Iceland to launch the Skylark Micro LV to 26km.

Business Internship

You will work to provide input and development at governmental, public, and customer level to develop Skyrora’s economic and social reach in the industry. You will be involved in review meetings and receive training in Brand Identity, Public and Corporate Relations, and Governmental Communication. You will be assigned to projects which shape Skyrora’s place as the UK’s leading launch provider.

Skyrora look for business interns who demonstrate drive and an ability to be confident particularly in relation to networking. A strong candidate for the business internship would be enthusiastic about their role within the company, with an eager-to-learn attitude and an ability to bring fresh ideas to the table

Required Skills and Experience

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have a passion in space, developing themselves and making a significant contribution to the UK space sector.
The ideal applicant must have:
  • Actively enrolled in an Undergraduate University Degree programme in a related field for the internship you choose (for the Engineering Internship route, Engineering and Physics degrees are ideal. For the Business Internship, those within various general fields will be considered).
  • The right to live and work in the UK.
Note: We will also accept students who are in their final year.
The ideal applicant should have:
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven experience of informed decision making based on assessment of relevant information
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Diligence and ability to handle many projects and deadlines at once
  • Some experience in leadership positions and ability to be proactive and demonstrate initiative ‘Black Box’ thinking: can you solve a problem with little to zero input and deduce a solution?

What you will receive in return

Throughout the internship successful candidates will be able to harness the skills, knowledge, and theoretical practice taught throughout their time at university and apply these within the industry environment. This could be on a rocket engine test site, in a boardroom meeting, or in a launch demonstration in Iceland!

Skyrora’s interns will be delegated responsibilities from day one, with access to a wide variety of training and support. Interns will also gain access to Skyrora’s latest tools and technology, gaining vital hands-on skills through instruction by subject matter experts.

You will also receive:
  • CPD training opportunities
  • A competitive internship salary
  • Plenty of Skyrora merchandise

How to apply

The application timeline is below:
22nd of March 2021 Applications open
26th of April 2021 Application window closes
May 2021 Selection and interviews
Start of June 2021 Internship begins

If this sounds exciting to you and you are interested in being a part of Skyrora’s 2021 Student Summer Internship Programme, please email your CV and cover letter to Please ensure the subject line is titled ‘SSIP 2021’ followed by the route you wish to apply within - “Business” or “Engineering”.

In the cover letter, we are interested to hear what sparked your interest in the programme and why you would be a suitable and appointable candidate. Closing date for applications is 26th April 2021 and only successful candidates who progress to the interview stage will be contacted. Successful candidates will be contacted on the 7th May 2021 to set up interview dates (via Zoom).

Final selection is expected to take place on the 14th May 2021, with internships expected to start on the 1st June 2021 at our Edinburgh offices/facilities.

Best of luck, we look forward to receiving your applications!

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