Virtual Meet The Expert - Orbex - Space industries

Provided by My World of Work Live by Skills Development Scotland
Discover opportunities in the exciting new Space Sector in Scotland. Meet experts Catriona Francis and Alistair Mitchell form Orbex! Experts in launching small satellites into orbit from Scotland Catriona Francis, Chief of Staff , will tell us how sending a rocket to space involves a big team of people inside and outside the company. Catriona works with people across the company, government and industry and to make sure the team works smoothly together. Alistair Mitchell, Rocket Engineering Intern, works as part of the UK Space Agency SPINtern programme that supports young people entering the Space sector. As an Intern he gets to work in lots of different departments from hands on rocket production in the factory, to complex computer design in our lab. Some interesting facts: 1.No rocket has ever been built and launched into orbit from Scotland before 2.Orbex Prime runs on bio-propane - the same fuel you use for barbecues 3.You don't have to be a Rocket Scientist to work at a rocket company!


Administration, business and management, Computing and ICT, Construction and building, Engineering, Manufacturing and production, Science, mathematics and statistics

Curriculum areas

Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies


Align interests to skills and careers, Connection between skills and work, Connection between subject choices and work, Cross-industry skills, Employer pathways, How skills, interests and strengths relate to work, In-depth work experiences, Making career decisions, Making decisions, Recognise interesting pathways, Recognise range of skills, Routes and qualification pathways, Understand sector skills and knowledge, Work-based learning

Type of opportunity

Sector awareness

Target audience

Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)

Venue/Location Details

Available to

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Dumfries & Galloway, Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Date and time available

18th March 2021
9:50am - 10:40am
Spaces left: 121

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