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Middle East Graduate Space Programme

Are you ready to launch your career in space? Are you excited at the prospect of operating a real spacecraft or unleashing the power of satellite data? If you are a recent or soon-to-be Saudi national STEM graduate who would relish the opportunity to work in world-leading international space facilities, supporting major space programmes, look no further!

Serco Middle East is proud to welcome applications for the first edition of our Graduate Space Programme in Saudi Arabia.

Serco offers an amazing springboard for a career in space and the unique opportunity for you to get directly involved in solving some of the real and pressing challenges of delivering services to leading space agencies.

Serco has a strong international presence in the space industry.

We employ over 2,000 space specialists globally. For more than four decades, we have supported civil and military space programmes, including those of the European Space Agency, the UK Ministry of Defence and NASA. We are now bringing that expertise to the region to support the growth of the sector and national skills.

A supportive team around you.

You will bring innovation and fresh thinking to make an important personal contribution to supporting the growth of the sector in Saudi Arabia.

You will be encouraged to use your initiative, take on important responsibilities and gain practical experience across our operational space sites in Europe.

Across the two-year graduate programme, you’ll take on real challenges supporting the growth of our space division, be immersed in an international setting in Europe, work with inspiring leaders across the space sector and gain the skills, experience and commercial insight to set you on the path of a fulfilling career in an exciting industry that is set to boom in Saudi Arabia.

Join us to impact a better future.

Current Opportunities in the Programme

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KSA Graduate Spacecraft Operations Engineer

The graduate engineer will play a vital role in the planning, execution and monitoring of spacecraft operations for various missions. This position includes an up to 6-month placement in Germany on an operational contract, gaining hands-on experience in a real-world operational environment alongside a team that operates satellites for the Copernicus programme. The graduate will work closely with experienced engineers and operations teams to ensure the successful operation of spacecraft and the achievement of mission objectives.

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KSA Graduate Space Data Engineer

The graduate engineer will play a key role in managing and utilising Earth observation  data for various projects. This position includes a 6-month placement abroad in Italy, providing international exposure and the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in a global setting. The graduate will work closely with experienced engineers and operational teams to ensure efficient data acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination, contributing to the success of Earth observation missions and the advancement of the downstream space sector.