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Boost to the Space Sector

July 14, 2017 | By | No Comments

Another week down and another blog to help you count down the hours till the glorious weekend. Do you have anything planned for this weekend? Our office is having a mini night out after work tonight and our Recruiter James has a BBQ on the weekend, so for us it is quite active. I am a big tennis fan so I have been following Wimbledon closely, unfortunately Murray lost, though credit that he soldiered on through his injury to finish the match. Konta also went out in straights to Venus Williams (which caused a rewrite so that was double disappointing) which leaves no Brits in the draw, well there is always the US Open! For the Men’s draw all the major players bar Federer are out so you would think it would be a shoe in for him. While I would like that to be the case he has had issues with both Cilic and Berdych before so makes me a little nervous.

Taking it back to the recruitment/business world, we bring you more news and you can be sure one of them is Defence. The first article that we are looking at is the boost in funding for the UK Space Sector with Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson outlining investments of over £100m. This is a part of a push to keep the UK at the forefront of technology developments and secure the UK as a focal point for Satellites and Space technology in the world. The main outlay is on the creation of a National Satellite testing facility that will be based on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. The idea that having a British based facility will give smaller business the ability to start moving into the Space Sector without having to use facilities abroad for the creation and testing of satellites. Hopefully this will mean that we will see more roles with the UK Space Agency, fingers crossed!

So, onto the Defence segment of the blog. I wonder how long we will go with having at least one part of the blog being about the Defence sector, as a recruitment company specialising in Defence…we will have to see. The government has sealed a £40m contract to improve the Defence capabilities of the RAF Typhoon. The two-year contract has been awarded to Leonardo which will sustain 65 jobs at their Luton site as well as 41 jobs at BAE Systems in Lancashire. Leonardo will be looking to upgrade the Typhoon’s Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS), which controls the Defence sensors and countermeasures for the aircraft. This is another project that we will keep a close eye on in the future, on the chance that there will be some related roles released that we will need candidates for.

Another compelling week of news for Government departments with projects and contracts being announced and awarded. Is this just a spike as now the new government has been cemented in or will this be on going, we hope for the latter. Are there any interesting projects that you have seen, let us know in the comments below as we like to hear about them. Keep an eye out on our Company LinkedIn page and on our website for roles as they pop up and we hope to hear from you soon.

Cheers,

Dan

Sources: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/40m-investment-in-high-tech-typhoon-defence-system

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/100m-boost-for-uk-space-sector-to-ensure-uk-is-equipped-to-stay-ahead-of-the-competition

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