Scotland’s space sector plays leading role in as ADS industries grow to £6BN

Scotland’s space sector plays leading role in as ADS industries grow to £6BN 

(ADS Industry Facts and Figures guide for Scotland, 19 December 2017)

The ADS Scotland 2017 Industry Facts & Figures guide shows:

  • The Space sector is now the largest of the three industries in Scotland with an annual turnover of £2.5bn, compared to £2bn for Aerospace and £1.9bn for Defence.
  • Defence is the biggest employer, with 11,400 people working in the sector. Space has 7,200 employees in Scotland, and Aerospace 7,700 – taking the total across ADS’ industries to more than 26,000 employees.
  • As each sector invests in training and developing a highly skilled workforce for the future, there are more than 800 apprentices employed across the three sectors.

Read more on the ADS website: https://www.adsgroup.org.uk/news/newsroom/scotland-s-space-sector-plays-leading-role-as-ads-industries-grow-to-6bn/