Scottish space firm to create 170 jobs in Fife with engine testing facility

The Edinburgh-based firm designs, manufactures and deploys rockets to clear the way for small satellite manufacturers looking to access Space.

It successfully conducted Scotland’s first commercial rocket launch by a private company two years ago.

Skyrora chief executive Volodymyr Levykin said the investment in Rosyth would bring 170 highly skilled jobs to the Kingdom over the next decade.

He said: “The opening of our engine test complex represents a giant leap forward for the UK’s ambitions as a space nation and Scotland’s status as a space hub.

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Skyrora’s testing facility in Fife

“The location and additional jobs will benefit the UK space industry and help the overall economy grow.

“It will also allow Skyrora’s highly skilled workforce and a young generation of engineers and technicians to be a part of this space revolution.

“Skyrora has developed and come so far as a team and a company, and I am really proud to see how many milestones we have achieved in a short period of time.”

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DWY Fife launches a new employability app for young people

Developing the Young Workforce in Fife (DYW Fife) has launched a new app to help young people dive into the world of work, from whenever they are.


Developed by a partnership between Fife Council and Fife-based technology company Ember Technology Ltd, the new app creates more ways for employers, education providers and Skills Development Scotland to work together to support young people as they consider their future and potential pathways into work.


Through the app, young people can engage with, and learn from local employers, read helpful articles, take part in polls, discover career opportunities, placements or apprenticeships and enter competitions and win prizes.


DYW (Fife) is the employer-led, regional group set up to create stronger connections between local employers, education and young people in order to better prepare young people for the world of work.


Take a closer look at the desktop version of the app which can be downloaded from the Google Play or Apple stores.


For more information, or to get involved, email


The national Developing the Young Workforce organisation has also launched a Summer Leavers programme to help young people who are leaving school this summer. A digital Resource Hub –  E-DYW  – has been created and a series of online events have been organised for young people, educators, employers and parents including the DYW Skills Academy ‘Get Industry Ready’ sessions and Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Event.