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Work experience opportunities

We have 1,000 opportunities each year in over 20 business areas, so you should find something for you. Whether you’re still at school, studying at university or have graduated, there’s an ideal opportunity at Sky. Some are a day, most are one or two weeks. Work Experience is a great way to give a job a go and gain skills and experience along the way. 

  • Technology Work Experience
  • Customer Service Work Experience
  • Business Work Experience
  • Media Work Experience

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Work Experience in Quality Assurance in Technology

This is your chance to be part of the Quality Assurance team.

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over and have an interest in Information Technology. It would help if you have studied/are studying this topic at GCSE or above.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 16th October 2017

You’ll have the chance to work with our Software Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, IT Systems Engineers and the rest of the team, who together deliver our award winning Electronic Program Guide (EPG) software to over 11 million homes. If you have any programming or IT experience and you want to see how these skills are used in the real world, then apply now.

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Work Experience in Software Development (Leeds)

Our Software Engineering team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers.  And this is your chance to see how they do it. 

 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in coding.
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 9th October 2017

About the programme

You’ll spend a week working with a team of Associate Software Developers, participate in a variety of activities and have a go at a number of coding languages to develop your skills – whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

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Work Experience in Software Development (Osterley)

Our Software Engineering team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers.  And this is your chance to see how they do it.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in coding.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 23rd October 2017

About the programme

You’ll spend a week working with a team of Associate Software Developers, participate in a variety of activities and have a go at a number of coding languages to develop your skills – whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

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Work Experience in Technology (Chilworth)

An exciting insight into the world of technology at Sky.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in technology.
Location(s): Southampton
Start date: 23rd October 2017

About the programme

At Sky, we've been making entertainment better for over 25 years. And delivering Sky’s mix of TV that people love, pioneering technology and award-winning services is a genuine team effort. This is an opportunity to discover how technology is critical to the delivery of Sky's TV and communications services.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

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Work Experience in Set Top Box Software Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

You will be given an overview of the process by which we develop our award winning EPG software. You will leave us with a good understanding of the tools we use in this process and the way in which we employ agile methodologies. Furthermore, you will gain hands on experience of Set Top Box Testing

Duration: Four Days
Requirements: You must be 16 or over and have an interest in Information Technology. It would help if you have studied/are studying this topic at GCSE or above.
Location(s): Osterley, West London

About the programme

You’ll work with our Software Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, IT Systems Engineers and the rest of the team, who together deliver our award winning Electronic Program Guide (EPG) software to over 11 million homes. If you have any programming or IT experience and you want to see how these skills are used in the real world, then this si for you.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Product Development (Sky Kids)

Applications are currently closed.

Join on a week’s Work Experience with the Mobile Product team and you'll be part of a progressive team that makes sure our mobile applications deliver the best experience for our customers.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Excited about emerging mobile technologies? Use apps every day on your mobile? Want to know more about how those features are created? Bursting with your own ideas for apps and mobile services? Then apply for Work Experience at Sky. 

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Technology (Southampton)

Applications are currently closed.

Come and discover how technology is critical to the delivery of Sky's TV and communications services.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in technology
Location(s): Southampton
Start date: TBC

About the programme

At Sky, we've been making entertainment better for over 25 years. And delivering Sky’s mix of TV that people love, pioneering technology and award-winning services is a genuine team effort. During your week with us at Sky you will see how we deliver our content to customers across multiple platforms.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in TV Engineering

Applications are currently closed.

We have developed an off the shelf programme, tapping into all different areas within Broadcast Engineering; from Design, through to Support and the Asset Management of our equipment throughout Sky’s site.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 16+ and be interested in technology/engineering with good level of maths.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Sky Customers wouldn’t have world-class entertainment experiences without our Broadcast Engineering department.  We design and maintain the systems and services that keep us broadcasting to 11 million customers at home, online and on the move. Come and see how it works on our work experience. 

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in TV Operations

Applications are currently closed.

Work experience in Broadcast Operations will provide you with an opportunity to rotate around our four key areas - Broadcast Delivery Planning, Live Content Delivery, Playout and Broadcast Platforms.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be at least 16 years old, with communication skills, an analytical and inquisitive mind and a passion for technology.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This vital part of our business tests our range of technical capabilities to the full as we make sure that whatever we’re beaming into the homes of our customers meets the exacting standards we set ourselves. We develop, support and manage all the applications that are used to schedule and broadcast our content – whether that goes out via satellite, online or our ‘On Demand’ platform.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

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Work Experience in Customer Services - Stockport

Applications are currently closed.

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service. Our teams work in our Call Centres, as Engineers or in Retail. Would you like to see how they do it and give it a go for yourself? Then come at join us for a week.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested in customer service
Location(s): Stockport
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service.

Learn about how they do it and see behind the scenes of the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment company.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Customer Services - Sheffield

Applications are currently closed.

We are taking on students who are keen to learn more about the world of Customer Service.

Duration: 4 days
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested in customer service
Location(s): Sheffield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service. Our teams work in our Call Centres, as Engineers or in Retail. Would you like to see how they do it and give it a go for yourself? Then come at join us for a week.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Customer Services - Leeds

Applications are currently closed.

We are taking on students who are keen to learn more about the world of Customer Service.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested in customer service
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service.

Learn about how they do it and see behind the scenes of the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment company.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Customer Service – Glasgow

Applications are currently closed.

We are taking on students who are keen to learn more about the world of Customer Service.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested in customer service
Location(s): Glasgow and Uddingston
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service. Our teams work in our Call Centres, as Engineers or in Retails. Would you like to see how they do it and give it a go for yourself? Then come and join us for a week.

Duration: One week

Location: Glasgow

Start date: 18th September 2017

Requirements: We recommend you are aged 15 or over and have an interest in Customer Service

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

 

Work Experience in Customer Service – Osterley

Applications are currently closed.

We are taking on students who are keen to learn more about the world of Customer Service.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested in customer service
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service.

Learn about how they do it and see behind the scenes of the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment company.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Customer Service – Newcastle

Applications are currently closed.

We are taking on students who are keen to learn more about the world of Customer Service.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: We recommend you are aged 15 or over and have an interest in Customer Service
Location(s): Newcastle
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service. Our teams work in our Call Centres, as Engineers or in Retail. Would you like to see how they do it and give it a go for yourself? Then come at join us for a week. 

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Customer Service – Livingston

Applications are currently closed.

We are taking on students who are keen to learn more about the world of Customer Service.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested in customer service
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service.

Learn about how they do it and see behind the scenes of the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment company.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Work Experience in Customer Service – Dunfermline

Applications are currently closed.

We are taking on students who are keen to learn more about the world of Customer Service.

 

 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested in customer service
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

With over 11 million customers across the UK, our Customer Service Teams are at the forefront of delivering an excellent service.

Learn about how they do it and see behind the scenes of the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment company.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

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Work Experience in Sky Media

Sky Media is one of the UK’s most highly regarded media sales teams, considered by its customers to be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, professional and approachable.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be at least 16 years of age and keen to explore a career in media sales, buying or planning. You need a good interest in advertising and a basic knowledge of what we do, plus five GCSE grades A-C (including English and Maths).
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 16th October 2017

About the programme

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky. Every time you see a commercial on one of Sky’s channels or sites (on TV, online or on the go), it’s because we put it there. We represent other broadcasters and channels too including Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic, MTV, Comedy Central and many more.

Through a mixture of work shadowing, presentations, tasks and a week-long project, we’ll help you to understand how we expose brands large and small to their preferred target audiences, covering over 90% of the UK population.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

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Work Experience in Strategy

Interested in a career in management consultancy? Intrigued to find out what it’s like to work in-house then come and do work experience with the Strategy team at Sky.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 18 or over, and have an interest in finding out about Strategy.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 23rd October 2017

About the programme

In a fast-changing marketplace, there are some big questions that we need to answer to keep hold of our industry-leading position, and our Strategy team works closely with senior executives at Sky to do just that.

If you’re interested in a career in management consultancy, then this experience will be invaluable.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the level of content in the programme.

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Work Experience in Marketing

If you want to come and find out everything about the team and Marketing at Sky, then join us on work experience.

Duration: Two Weeks
Requirements: You must be aged 17 or over, and have an interest in finding out about Marketing.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 23rd October 2017

About the programme

Making sure that people know about Sky’s amazing products and services is the job of our Marketing team, and to be able to do that effectively they are experts in everything Sky, and they know everything about our customers.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

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Work Experience in Finance (18-21 year olds)

Throughout this work experience, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky.

Duration: Two weeks
Requirements: You should be between 18 and 21 years old.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 30th October 2017

About the programme

The Finance team is one of the core functions of the business. It’s not just about numbers but the key commercial decisions that make Sky a fast-paced and innovative company.

For your two weeks’ work experience, you’ll join a team and learn about how Finance works at Sky.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is aimed at those currently at university who are interested in a career in Finance. If you’re thinking of applying for a placement or a graduate programme, this will help you make an informed decision

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Legal Insight Day

If you’re interested in a career in law then this is for you.

Duration: 1 day
Requirements: You must be aged 17-20 and have an interest in finding out about a career in Law.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 24th October 2017

About the programme

Spend the day with Sky Legal and learn what life is like supporting some of Sky’s biggest business decisions. You’ll hear about the different areas of law, get to have a go at a case study and have a tour of our incredible headquarters.

Expenses: Lunch will be provided but you’ll need to be able to make your own way here.

This insight day is aimed at those 17-20 as it’s a basic level introduction to careers in law.

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Work Experience in Communications (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

What to know more about communications at Sky? Come and join us on work experience

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 18 or over, with 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths), plus an interest in PR, communications or current affairs.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Our Communications experts in Corporate Affairs work to keep people informed, interested and excited about Sky – from managing relations with the media to communicating with government or with all our 23,000+ UK employees.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the level of content in the programme.

Work Experience in Sky Sports Insight and Decision Science

Applications are currently closed.

Understanding the viewing and usage behaviour of Sky Sports TV and digital products is a key part of the Insight and Decision Science team. We work on a variety of projects with the main objective of attracting new Sky Sports customers as well as driving viewing and usage amongst existing customers. 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You should be at least 18 years old.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The Insight and Decision Science team works to understand the viewing and usage behaviour of Sky Sports TV and digital products.

We work on a variety of projects. Our main aim is to attract new Sky Sports customers as well as driving viewing and usage amongst existing customers.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the level of content in the programme.

Work Experience in Human Resources

Applications are currently closed.

The HR department help make Sky a great place to work, by supporting our award winning teams across the business.

Duration: 5 days
Requirements: Aged 18 or over, you’ll have good communication, problem solving, organisational and team working skills, plus an interest in finding out more about a career in HR.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This five-day work experience sees you rotate around our different teams, giving you a broad understanding of a career in HR.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the level of content in the programme.

Work Experience in Finance (16-18 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

Throughout this work experience, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be between 16–18 years old.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Finance at Sky isn’t just about numbers. It’s also about the key commercial decisions that make Sky a fast-paced and innovative company.

Working on a group project, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is aimed at those currently at school/college who are interested in a career in Finance. If you’re thinking of applying for an apprenticeship or a graduate programme in the future, this will help you make an informed decision

 

 

Work Experience in PR and Communications (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

An opportunity to get some hands on experience in the Corporate Affairs department at Sky.

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications or current affairs.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Our Communications experts in Corporate Affairs work to keep people informed, interested and excited about Sky – from managing relations with the media to communicating with government or with all our 23,000+ UK employees.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the level of content in the programme.

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Work Experience in Sky Sports News HQ

During your time with us, you’ll be exposed to all aspects of our news gathering and production processes, everything from writing scripts to shadowing one of our top reporters.

Duration: 2 weeks
Requirements: You’ll need to be currently studying for (not graduated in) an NCTJ or a BJTC accredited course. You'll be 18 years or older and be able to write 100 words per minute shorthand.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 6th November 2017

About the programme

At Sky Sports News HQ, we pride ourselves on being first for breaking sports news and we have the best production teams in the business. Our 24-hour news operation ensures that content is shared fast and accurately across our range of platforms - TV, mobile, online and iPad.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the potential for content only appropriate for those over 18 to view.

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Work Experience in Journalism - Journalism Insight Day

During this insight day you'll develop a better understanding of careers in journalism and build skills in communication and teamwork

Duration: 1 day
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with an interest in writing
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 23rd October 2017

About the programme

Learn what life is like in our award winning news rooms. If you love writing, current affairs or sports and pulling together the latest news then come and find out how you can turn your skills into a career.

We’ll give you all the info you need on what jobs there are and a chance to have a go yourself.

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Work Experience in Sky Sports – Soccer AM

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Sports is the home of live sport. We aim to entertain and inform our viewers with our award winning and innovative coverage of live sport from around the world. This work experience places you in the Soccer AM team.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

Duration: four days
Requirements: You must be 18 or over and have a keen interest in and good understand of football but is it not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Whether it's Premier League football, Test cricket, F1, Netball Superleague, The Ryder Cup or Majors golf, Sky Sports is the home of live sport.

We aim to entertain and inform our viewers with our award winning and innovative coverage of live sport from around the world.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the potential for content only appropriate for those over 18 to view. 

Work Experience in Sky Production Services

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Production Services are based in Sky Studios and have over 700 members of staff. We aim to be the best place in the industry to create and deliver content that people love.

Duration: 3 days (Tuesday - Thursday)
Requirements: You must be over 18, and with a passion for production and the operational crafts and disciplines associated with programme making, such as cameras, lighting, scenery, editing, ingest and media management.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Production Services are based in Sky Studios and have over 700 members of staff. We want to give our customers the best viewing experience, from the picture they see, the sound they hear to the entertainment, sports or news programme they choose to watch.

We’re looking for people equally as passionate to come and join us for work experience.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the potential for content only appropriate for those over 18 to view. 

Work Experience in Sky News (Diversity Programme)

Applications are currently closed.

Sky News has built its reputation on being first for bringing the very best news and analysis to our viewers on television and our users on mobile and social media. We have won many prestigious awards for our journalism and our coverage of some of the biggest news stories of recent times. We have also been named News Channel of the Year 10 times by the Royal Television Society.

We began as the UK’s first 24-hour television news channel and now we are a multi-platform news operation delivering content to smartphones, web, tablets, social media platforms and commercial radio stations – as well as on television. 

Duration: Two weeks
Requirements: Please see below for additional requirements for the diversity programme.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This is your chance to spend time at the heart of the most exciting news organisation in the country and experience what it’s like to work in a fast-paced news environment alongside our award-winning team of journalists. 

As we have an ongoing commitment to improving the diversity of our newsroom to better reflect our audience, for this scheme we will be welcoming applications from people whose backgrounds are currently under represented at Sky News for placements during Autumn and Winter 2017.  

Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years old or over
  • The programme is aimed at people from Black, Asian or ethnic minority communities, people with disabilities or economically disadvantaged backgrounds (our FAQs on this can be read here)
  • You must be able to demonstrate knowledge and passion for news and current affairs.
  • We expect you to have some experience in the field of journalism and be able to demonstrate this. (This can include college journalism, freelancing, voluntary work, hospital radio, work experience, etc.)
  • You should have an understanding of Sky News’ multi-platform operation

 

Our work experience lasts for two weeks. Anyone on a placement receives £15 per day to cover travel expenses and food but candidates are expected to arrange their own transport and accommodation in London. We are able to offer a limited number of bursary placements to candidates from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who would normally be unable to take up a placement for financial reasons.

If you’ve got any questions then get in touch either at startingout@sky.uk or @skystartingout 

Work Experience in Sky Creative

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Creative combines On-air Promo, Design & Graphics, Interactive and Print departments all in one.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: We are looking for budding artists, designers, film makers, digital gurus, or those who are just generally creative with a basic knowledge of and interest in the latest graphics software. You must have a pro-active attitude and be aged 18 and over.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Sky Creative is award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting. We provide an in-house creative agency service across the whole of Sky, delivering brilliant conceptual ideas, creative, design and interactive solutions across all media.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the potential for content only appropriate for those over 18 to view. 

Work Experience in Make Up

Applications are currently closed.

We’re offering a three day work shadowing opportunity so you can see first-hand what the job of a make-up artist at Sky involves.

Duration: 3 days
Requirements: You must have completed or be studying a relevant make-up course and demonstrate a specific interest in make-up for TV. You must be 18+.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Our team of professional make-up and hair stylists have experience across all broadcast genres including drama, light entertainment, music, current affairs, fashion and editorial.

We have a reputation for creativity and attention to detail – which you’ll see for yourself on a one-day make-up artist work shadowing opportunity.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses.

This programme is for those over 18 due to the potential for content only appropriate for those over 18 to view. 

Work Experience in Entertainment

Applications are currently closed.

Get first-hand experience on how programmes are commissioned, as well as gaining an insight into all aspects of the teams.

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be at least 16 years old and have an interest in the business behind television
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Sky Entertainment is highly creative, busy and exciting. We cover a wide range of areas – Production, Commissioning, Acquisitions, Network Planning, Movies Production, Music and more.

We pride ourselves on being one of the best entertainment departments in the industry.

Expenses: We’ll pay £15 a day towards your travel and expenses

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