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Orbex is recruiting five interns to be part of its journey to launch!


Opportunity for Scotland’s promising STEM talent to gain first-hand experience in developing Orbex’s rocket, Prime

Current Local Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) Intern, Ruairidh Green discusses his “once in a lifetime opportunity”

Orbex, Forres-based orbital launch services company, is today launching its annual internship programme, recruiting for five individuals to support the start-up’s team of experts working towards launch.

The programme offers a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for STEM students to secure hands-on experience in Scotland’s space sector as the company develops its Prime rocket and Sutherland Spaceport. The roles span multiple areas of the business, offering interns the chance to support with the design of the rocket, its data and software, electronics and testing.

Ruairidh Green, from Elgin, joined Orbex’s 2023/24 internship programme as an AIT Intern and shares his experience: “While studying Physics at the University of Glasgow I was looking to get my teeth into professional work. When I saw the announcement of Orbex’s internship programme last year, I didn’t hesitate to apply for a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in the space industry. Everything I have learned from the team at Orbex has been invaluable. I’d really encourage those looking to learn new skills and the process behind developing a space company to apply!”

Phillip Chambers, CEO of Orbex, commented: “This is a brilliant opportunity for young people to learn from our team of experts and gain experience of working of different aspects of the rocket. As we progress towards the completion of Sutherland Spaceport and Orbex Prime, heralding our first launch, we are entering our next phase of growth. It is a hugely exciting time to be joining Orbex and we are looking for some of Scotland’s home-grown STEM talent to be part of our journey to launch into orbit.”

The available roles in the 2024/25 programme are:

  • Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) Internship
  • Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) Avionics Engineer Intern
  • Avionics Internship
  • Ground Segment Software Internship
  • Structures Internship

Information about the Orbex internship programme can be found at: Candidates may also contact Elliott Doyle, Head of Talent Acquisition at Orbex via LinkedIn if they have any questions.

The application process will close on the 19th of April at 5pm.