Welcome to Skills Miner Aerospace

Find out what it’s like to design, construct and fuel a commercial aircraft through our Minecraft games. You'll discover your inner aerospace engineer. Meet the team required, learn about the variety of careers and opportunities available, and explore how your ideas can make a difference to air travel.

What’s it like working in Aerospace?

Learn about the wealth of careers in aerospace: from designers to coders; maintenance engineers to aerodynamicists and stress engineers. There are all sort of different skills needed in the industry.

Explore your future working environment; identify the skills needed for a fulfilling career, and perhaps find a pathway to realising your ambitions.

Inside of the plane

Skills Miner: Aerospace

Find key information on our Aerospace lesson series below

Lesson 1: Constructing an Aeroplane

Students will learn about the materials used to make vital parts of an aeroplane

Lesson 2: Coding the Cockpit

Learn about emergency lighting and landing gear.

Lesson 3: Making Sustainable Fuel

Learn about different fuels and the importance of sustainability.

Lesson 4: Creating Future Aircraft

Learn about what the future aircraft may look like in our skies.

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Aerospace Walkthroughs

See how to play our Aerospace games with our handy walkthrough videos

Click here to view the playlist containing the four tutorial walkthroughs for each Aerospace lesson and find out how to play the game from the experts.

Video Tutorials
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Skills Builder Framework

Skills Miner is being mapped to the Skills Builder Essential Skills Framework to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

The essential skills are needed by every young person to succeed in education and future career.

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Gatsby Benchmarks

We have collaborated with Education Specialists to ensure that the game is built in line with the existing curriculum and mapped to Gatsby benchmarks.

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
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Our Skills Miner Series

Check out the games within our award winning product

Minecraft 5


Learn about the materials used to make an aeroplane, how coding makes it work and about future facing aircraft design.

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Minecraft 6

Home Energy

Can you adapt your house to be the most energy efficient?

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Minecraft 3

Vertical Farming

Learn how vertical farms are solving resource issues as you fix your farm and grow your crops

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