HE Space offers students in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE) insights into job opportunities in the European space sector.

By Mr John Stevenson(Senior Communications Officer), Published


Forty students and members of staff in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE) recently received insights into careers within the European space sector.

In a virtual event organised by SMCSE’s Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) on 16th June, UK Director Jason Maroothynaden and Recruitment Team leader Chiara Grossardi from leading European space sector recruitment firm, HE Space, spoke about career opportunities available to computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

Dr Maroothynaden gave students an overview of HE Space and the variety of roles available. Ms Grossardi described specific opportunities and provided students with advice and guidance on how best to success in applications for roles in the sector

It was a lively session for both students and staff followed by Q&A.

The session was partially made possible through Managing Director of City’s recently-established London Space Innovation Centre (LSIC), Ehsan Razavizadeh.


PLU Manager Mohson Khan, said:

“We are grateful to HE Space for offering this fascinating session to our students and we are pleased with the turnout at such short notice. It is our aim to partner with LSIC and deliver many more sessions like this within the UK and European space sector”.

Javonne Porter, a BSc Computer Science with Data Science student, said:

“The event was highly informative and laid emphasis on the many diverse job roles in the space sector. It also reinforced the fact that as a student of Computer Science and Data Science, I can be assured of a spot in the space sector as long as I continue to put in a good amount of effort.”

HE Space have offered to hold one-to-one sessions with interested students over the next few weeks and offer further tips and advice on getting into the space sector.

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