Scotland’s Space Sector has new career opportunities in Shetland Spaceport

19th May 2022
Scotland’s Space Sector has new career opportunities in Shetland Spaceport

SaxaVord Spaceport, aka Shetland Spaceport, has chosen an Aberdeen recruitment agency Cammach Bryant to fill crucial vacancies ahead of the upcoming UK Space Agency’s UK Pathfinder launch. The contract will last a full year and will imply hiring a Chief Financial Officer and an HR manager to one of the most promising facilities in the Scotland space industry.

SaxaVord Spaceport Recruitment Plan

Shetland spaceport is on the lookout for new professionals since the launch of the UK Pathfinder mission, led by Lockheed Martin and ABL Systems, is expected in the fourth quarter of the year.

Cammach Bryant recruitment agency should hire several experts, including a Chief Financial Officer, Safety Manager and Quality Controller. Positions non-related to space, such as HR Manager and Head Office Support, are also open.

To date, the Shetland Spaceport team includes 24 people working across multiple locations, including Unst, Grantown-on-Spey, and even Germany, but by 2023, when the launch site becomes operational, SaxaVord Spaceport will need up to a hundred qualified experts. By 2024, the spaceport may create up to 200 new openings in the Scottish space sector.

According to Iona Currie, a Managing Director at the recruitment company, Cammach Bryant is excited to be working with the Shetland Spaceport, and the whole team is determined to find qualified experts to join the facility.

Currie adds that Cammach Bryant already has experience finding professionals for the Armed Forces, as well as the gas and oil industry, so recruiting for the Scotland space sector should not be a problem either.

Scottish Space Sector Getting Launch-Ready

Shetland Spaceport is one of the soon-to-be-commissioned launch sites in the UK. SaxaVord Spaceport, located on the UK’s northernmost island, has already received planning approval and is getting ready for small rocket launches expected by the end of the year.

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