Skills Miner


Find out what it’s like to design, construct and fuel a commercial aircraft through our Minecraft games.

With this collection of Minecraft games, you'll discover your inner aerospace engineer.

Meet the team, 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.

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

Minecraft – Skills Miner Aerospace Games And Lessons

Game & Lesson 1 - Constructing an Aeroplane

Learn about the materials used to make vital parts of an aeroplane.

Game & Lesson 2 - Coding the Cockpit

Learn about emergency lighting and landing gear.

Game & Lesson 3 - Making Sustainable Fuel

Learn about different fuels and the importance of sustainability.

Game & Lesson 4 - Creating Future Aircraft

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

National Curriculums

Our games include teacher notes, student worksheets and lesson ideas aligned to all of the UK the National Curriculums for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Use the download button above to find out more.

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.

Find out more The Skills Builder Partnership


The use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.


The receiving, retaining and processing of information or ideas.

Problem Solving

The ability to find a solution to a situation or challenge.

Aiming High

The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

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

Register your school for 2023 lessons

We welcome teachers from across the UK to join us and be part of Skills Miner suite of games and lessons, join our growing network of schools!

Register your interest

What's behind the game?

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I liked the game because in my future career I'd like to be an astronaut. It's really nice to be learning engineering in a game that I can play and have fun at the same time."

Oli, Student

Skills Miner Technical FAQs

How do I download the games?

Do you collect my game data and what do you do with it?

Do you collect any data about me?

Do I need a license to play the Skills Miner games?

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