Working at SSTL

Guaranteed mission exposure

Guaranteed mission exposure

We are proud of the fact that the best aerospace engineers in the world aspire to work at SSTL. They appreciate the exposure they gain to all the elements of the satellite mission life-cycle.

More than 50% of our staff have worked on at least three different missions and a large group bring the experience of having worked on more than 10 SSTL missions – an unusual level of experience in the space industry.

Career Development

Career Development

Developing our talent is vital to SSTL’s continued business growth and success. New starters are assigned a ‘buddy’ within their team to help in those vital first few weeks with us. We also ensure that if needed, a mentor is assigned to help accelerate your knowledge and learning.

We have an annual appraisal process where each individual’s learning and development needs are taken into consideration and prioritised as part of our annual training and development plan. We also support conference attendance where appropriate and can help support further education and study where relevant to a particular role.

Teamwork and opportunities

Our missions are dependent on our teamwork and we find that giving people the opportunity to demonstrate their talents makes SSTL a more innovative and motivating place to work – which ultimately benefits our customers.

We have a management style that empowers people, allowing scope for creativity and autonomy. We operate a matrix management structure, which delegates responsibility and decision-making throughout the business.

Teamwork and opportunities
Our Culture

Our Culture

SSTL's genuinely open environment is informal yet hard working, characterised by an informal dress policy, busy in-house café and a complete open door policy. A sense of team spirit and a willingness to achieve success as part of a team is what we look for in potential recruits.

Communication is key to our work and our café plays host to a weekly ‘family’ meeting for all staff to learn about the latest news on projects – as well as social and sporting activities. Staff briefing meetings are also held quarterly where Senior Executives provide a snapshot of the business.

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary packages
  • Working in modern, state-of-the-art facilities
  • Flexible working hours
  • 32 days annual leave (excluding national public holidays)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Free private healthcare and travel insurance
  • Company-wide bonus scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership including access to sports facilities ranging from spinning and yoga classes to badminton, squash, rock climbing and sub-aqua diving
  • Subsidised café
  • Free mini-bus to and from Guildford town centre and train station
  • Tax-efficient childcare and bicycle ownership
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave for new parents
  • Professional membership fees
  • Life insurance
  • Career and personal development coaching and mentoring
  • Lifestyle benefits scheme - discounts and amazing offers for staff on everyday expenses


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