The National Space Academy, Loughborough College and the University of Leicester have worked together to develop the first ever undergraduate degree level space engineering apprenticeship. The programme will set up its participants with the technical skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in an industry which will reportedly be worth around £30 billion in the next 20 years.
There will be around 100 places available for the Higher Apprenticeship each year.
The Director of the National Space Academy education programmes, Anu Ojha, said: "One of the major potential hurdles that could stifle the space sector's growth is a lack of high-level technical entrants. These Higher Apprenticeships will tackle this issue head on, strengthening the industry through these academically rigorous, sector-specific programmes with a focus on stimulating progression from Advanced Level into degree-level vocational pathways."