Young engineers join the space race

The Times writes that Loughborough College has recently joined forces with the National Space Academy, the University of Leicester and a number of space sector companies to launch a higher apprenticeship in space engineering.
Aimed at those with qualifications or experience in maths, science or engineering the apprenticeship combines paid on-the-job training with more formal learning. After two years it leads to a foundation degree, which can become a BSc or BEng after another two years of study. This builds on the success of the 16+ space engineering programme.