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Harwell space cluster reports steady growth

Some 150 skilled workers have joined the Harwell Space Cluster in the past year, as more space organisations settle in at the Oxfordshire campus.

According to data announced at the annual Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space Conference on 6 December, 150 posts were filled in the 12 months to December, as the number of space organisations based at the campus grew from 80 to 89 over the same period. Altogether, these 89 bodies employ more than 950 people.

Speaking at the event, Harwell Space Cluster development manager Joanna Hart said space organisations based at the campus played a vital role in shaping UK space activity. “We have a unique talent pool in the area and, as the space cluster continues to grow, we want to create more jobs, taking advantage not only of the science and technology capabilities of people in the region but also the entrepreneurs and people working in the knowledge economy that enable the space cluster to thrive,” she said.

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