Scottish spaceport launches recruitment drive


Aberdeen-based recruitment agency Cammach Bryant has won an initial 12-month contract with SaxaVord – the UK’s first vertical launch spaceport – to run a recruitment campaign at the Shetland launch site and the headquarters in Grantown-on-Spey.

The countdown has already begun for the British Space Agency’s UK Pathfinder launch at SaxaVord, to be delivered by Lockheed Martin and ABL Systems, in the fourth quarter of this year.

Cammach Bryant will initially assist SaxaVord in recruiting key new positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Quality Document Controller, Human Resources Manager, Health & Safety Manager and Corporate Support.

With a current team of 24 people across sites in Unst, Grantown-on-Spey and Germany, rapid growth to over 100 people by 2023 is expected, increasing to double that number by 2024 , with technical, commercial, domestic and ground teams. roles to fill in Shetland.

Cammach Bryant Managing Director, Iona Currie, said, “We look forward to working with SaxaVord as they build a team to work in this exciting and fast-growing new industry.

“They already have a number of staff who were previously in the armed forces or in the oil and gas sector, and the new diverse roles will appeal to agile, resilient and self-reliant people willing to take on a new challenge and move on. in what are two of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering fantastic lifestyles.

The spaceport, which recently received planning approval for its development at Lamba Ness on the UK’s northernmost island, was designed to launch small rockets delivering payloads into low Earth orbit.

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