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Apprenticeship programmes

As an Apprentice at Sky you’ll work on projects that shape the future of our business. All our apprentices work towards professional qualifications, on a permanent basis with a competitive salary.

To find the right apprentice programme for you, check out the programmes below and discover what’s on offer. Please note, you can only apply to one programme per intake. If there’s nothing here that takes your fancy, don’t worry. We have regular work experience opportunities across our business that could be right for you, click on 'Work Experience' above to see what's on offer.

 

We are now live for most of our 2018 apprentice programmes including our Home Service apprenticeships. Our journalism programmes are now closed. Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change – at present we're due to close on the 26th February for our Marketing Apprenticeships and the 18th March for all other programmes. We recommend getting your application in early as programmes may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications, so apply now to avoid disappointment!

Note: Anyone with a degree can now apply to one of our Apprenticeship opportunities, however they cannot undertake an Apprenticeship that is similar in topic or content to that of their Degree. For example if you did an I.T degree you could not undertake an I.T Apprenticeship, or if you did a Journalism degree then you can't undertake a Journalism Apprenticeship. You're not eligible to apply for our opportunities if you're in your final year of uni studying the same topic as the apprenticeship OR if you're planning on completing your degree alongside an apprenticeship. 

 

 

  • Technology Programmes
  • Customer Service Programmes
  • Business Programmes
  • Media Programmes

You’re spoilt for choice with the variety of departments on offer in the Technology Apprenticeship. If you love innovative products, this is a great chance to work on industry-leading products and technologies from day one.

Hear about the programme directly from our current Technology Apprentices in this short video.

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Technology Apprenticeship Insight Evening (Leeds)

This is your opportunity to find out about all the cool things we do at Sky in our Software Engineering department. You don't have to be a tech wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. 

Duration: One day
Requirements: We're looking for 16-24 year olds who are keen to find out about Technology in a Broadcast Centre. No previous experience is needed for the Technology roles. If you’re interested in our Software Engineering Apprenticeships we’d like you to dabble in code.
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 1st March 2018

Why not come along with your best friend, family member or teacher to find out more, you may not have thought about a career in Technology, let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do here! 

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky 
  • Networking-Getting to experiment with some technologies, understand the fundamentals to coding and programming, hear from existing Apprentices and Apprentice managers
  • Tour of the Sky Campus

Who:

We're looking for you! Anyone 16+ who are keen to find out about Software Engineering. If you’re interested in our Software Engineering Apprenticeship, we’d like you to dabble in code in your spare time!

Timings: 5 - 7pm

Any questions please email earlycareers.sky.uk 

Apply now

Technology Apprenticeship Insight Evening (Livingston, Scotland)

We’d like to invite you to a Tech Taster afternoon at Sky.

Duration: One day
Requirements: We're looking for 16-24 year olds who are keen to find out about Technology. No previous experience in needed for the Technology roles.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 20th February 2018
This is your opportunity to find out about all the cool things we do at Sky in our Technology departments. You don't have to be a tech wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Why not come along with your best friend to find out more, you may not have thought about a career in Technology, let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do here! 
 
What to expect:
  • Introduction to Sky
  • Tech Taster Activities-Getting to experiment with some technologies, hear from existing Apprentices and Apprentice managers
  • Tour of the Sky Campus
 
Who: We're looking for 16-24 year olds who are keen to find out about Technology. No previous experience in needed for the Technology roles. 
 
Timings: 6pm-7:30pm
 
Any questions please email earlycareers.sky.uk
Apply now

Technology (Livingston)

A variety of projects. Pioneering software. Industry-leading technology. This 24-month programme gives you the chance to make an impact on both our business and your career. 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: A minimum of 5 National 5's (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 10th September 2018

As an Apprentice on this programme, you’ll be placed within one of three teams depending on the outcome of your assessment centre. The teams are as follows:

  • Operations – This department is responsible for Design, Deliver and Support our Tech UK infrastructure, which includes Virtualization, Servers, UNIX, Databases, Data Centre, Storage and Workload Automation. You’ll learn about how these systems are crucial to keeping all of Sky’s Business areas working to ensure a seamless customer experience for any that uses or contacts Sky.
  • Project Management/Coordination – In this role, you’ll play a key part in managing Infrastructure Delivery projects involving changes to technical infrastructure and support services.  This covers a wide variety of projects including In-Building and Data Centre Projects.
  • UK Information Systems Team – You will gain experience in a number of Software Engineering areas, which may include Testing, Automation, Technical Analysis, Operational Support and Development. These teams provide Technical solutions and services to all our Contact Centre and Engineer communities as well as maintaining the systems required to support various online and interactive services provided to Sky’s 11 million UK customer base. 

 

Qualification achieved: Level 8 IT and Telecoms Professionals SCQF

What we look for:

  • A passion for technology and Sky’s business
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Able and motivated to learn quickly in this fast-paced environment and work well under pressure
  • Ability to problem-solve and think logically
  • Confident, personable and adaptable
  • A minimum of 5 National 5's (including in English and Maths). For certain roles, we’re looking for people with a strong maths background so Highers in Maths is highly desirable  

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

 

Believe in better

 

Apply now

Technology (Osterley, Brick Lane, St. Katharine Dock)

With programmes ranging from 18 months to two years, school leavers have the chance to support our brilliant teams while they learn about what goes into developing pioneering products and services.

Duration: up to two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: 10th September 2018

How our programme works:

As an Apprentice on this programme, you’ll be placed within one of the teams below depending on the outcome of your assessment centre. The teams include:

 

  • Operations – This department is key to delivering the great content that Sky’s customers love. TV Operations is very much a 24/7 department, ensuring quality standards and deadlines are maintained whatever the hour, day or night. Our people are mainly shift workers who monitor and respond to events as and when they happen. They’re the ones that ensure there are no interruptions to our satellite and OTT (Broadband & Mobile) services. They plan and coordinate live feeds for Sky News, Sky Sports & Sky’s Entertainment channels, ensure programmes are accurately delivered to schedules, adjusting as required by changes and the dynamic nature of live broadcast and ensure the delivery of channels and content to customers through a huge range of delivery streams. As an apprentice you’ll gain a variety of experience as you rotate through our departments; following the life-cycle of Sky’s content.  You’ll gain knowledge and experience in each of the departments that are instrumental in our operations and how they interact with each other to give a seamless delivery to customers.

To join the TV Operations Department, you will need to be 18 or over. We’re looking for strong team players, with good communication skills and who possess a great attention to detail.

 

  • Integration & Test – This department is responsible for testing the technology that connects our TV systems to our online and satellite products such as Sky Q, Sky Store, Now TV and Sky Go. Things you’ll learn will include finding out how our TV software works and how to find bugs and work with other technology teams to create solutions to problems discovered during testing. An interest in the testing process is key and a curious mind with a passion for problem-solving.  

 

  • UK Information Systems – Technical Operations – This team is responsible for the correct functioning, availability and problem solving of the software applications used by Sky for its Broadband, Talk and Mobile Ordering and Repair services.  In this team you will learn how software systems are created and operated by Sky. You’ll gain practical knowledge and skills in a diverse set of software technologies that will include application tools, database query languages, scripting languages, web portal, data analysis tools and more, all relevant to Data and Voice services. The team operate in an energetic and diverse environment, responding to events and incidents to restore service quickly. We operate during core business hours (09:00 -17:30) and with an on-call rota at all times outside of that. The role calls for a good team player with key abilities to think logically and correlate diverse inputs into an accurate analysis result. 

 

  • Broadband and Telephony Network Delivery- In this department you’ll learn how to solve problems effectively in a highly technical and fast-moving environment. You’ll learn how to analyse and communicate information in a clear and concise way. Understanding how to plan, prioritise and co-ordinate work (often to short working deadlines) within various teams. This apprenticeship will equip you with the fundamental skills for a career in project management.

 

  • Enterprise Technology Infrastructure Technician-. As an apprentice within Enterprise Technology you’ll gain experience in a number of areas within technology. You’ll get the chance to spend time with several teams who manage and support the systems used here at Sky that allow our colleagues to successfully conduct their jobs. During your time on this programme, you’ll be involved with many technologies such as, Windows 10, Office 365, app development, network fundamentals, Video Conferencing and ITIL foundation. This apprenticeship will prepare you for a career in the rapidly evolving field of Technology.

 

What we look for:

  • A passion for technology and Sky’s business
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Able and motivated to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure
  • Ability to problem-solve and think logically
  • You’ll be confident, personable and adaptable
  • Have an interest in aspects of Computer Science, IT, Technology or other scientific/ engineering/ telecommunications disciplines
  • You may also have practical experience of computer technologies or planning tools
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C including in English and Maths

 

Qualification Achieved: 

You will achieve a Level 4 Network Engineer Standard, Level 4 Infrastructure Technician Standard, Level 3 Infrastructure Technician or Level 4 Associate Project Manager Standard (depending on the outcome of your assessment). 

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

 

Believe in better

Apply now

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

A variety of projects. Pioneering software. Industry-leading technology. This 24-month programme gives you the chance to make an impact on both our business and your career. 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 6th August 2018

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

Our programme lasts for 24 months, below is an outline of what this will involve:

  • For the first 4 weeks, you’ll be on a boot camp training programme giving you experience in software engineering principles and languages such as Agile, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration.
  • You’ll then be placed into different areas of Sky to work on real projects called ‘Educational Projects’. You’ll work alongside senior Software Engineers and experience everyday life at Sky in an exciting technical environment.  
  • You’ll have the chance to get to grips with open source tools and web technologies such as Ruby, Scala, Javascript, PHP and Java, HTML, CSS, Node JS, Python, Jenkins, GIT, etc.    

Qualification achieved: Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship with a potential to progress up to a level 6 (equivalent to a full degree qualification).

Your skills:

  • A passion for technology and a strong interest in programming and coding
  • Ideally you’ll have some coding experience. This could be from school or from having a go at home
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • You’ll be able to pick things up quickly and work well under pressure
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C including in English and Maths

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

Believe in better

Apply now

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley, West London)

A variety of projects. Pioneering software. Industry-leading technology. This 24 - month programme gives you the chance to make an impact on both our business and your career. 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 6th August 2018

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

Our programme lasts for 24 months, below is an outline of what this will involve:

  • For the first 4 weeks, you’ll be on a boot camp training programme, giving you experience in software engineering principles and languages such as Agile, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration.
  • You’ll then be placed into different areas of Sky to work on real projects called ‘Educational Projects’. You’ll work alongside senior Software Engineers and experience everyday life at Sky in an exciting technical environment.  
  • You’ll have the chance to get to grips with open source tools and web technologies such as Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Node JS, Python, Jenkins and GIT. 

 

Qualification achieved: Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship with a potential to progress up to a level 6 (equivalent to a full degree qualification).

Your skills:

  • A passion for technology and a strong interest in programming and coding
  • Ideally you’ll have some coding experience. This could be from school or from having a go at home
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • You’ll be able to pick things up quickly and work well under pressure
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C including in English and Maths

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

 

Believe in better

Apply now

Technology Apprenticeship Insight Evening (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

 
This is your opportunity to find out about all the cool things we do at Sky in our Technology and Software Engineering departments. 
 

Duration: One day
Requirements: We're looking for 16-24 year olds who are keen to find out about Technology in a Broadcast Centre. No previous experience is needed for the Technology roles. If you’re interested in our Software Engineering Apprenticeships we’d like you to dabble in code.
Location(s): Osterley, West London

We’d like to invite you to a Tech Taster evening at Sky between 5-7pm. You don't have to be a tech wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Why not come along with your best friend to find out more, you may not have thought about a career in Technology, let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do here! 

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky
  • Tech Taster Activities-Getting to experiment with some technologies, understand the fundamentals to coding and programming, hear from existing Apprentices and Apprentice managers
  • Tour of the Sky Campus

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Apprenticeship in Home Service (South Wales)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): South Wales
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again. 

We're recruiting in Cardiff and Newport (any NP and CF postcode). 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Apprenticeship in Home Service (Bristol)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): Bristol
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again. 

We're recruiting in any BS postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Apprenticeship in Home Service (Hemel Hempstead)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): Hemel Hempstead
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again. 

We're recruiting in any HP postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Apprenticeship in Home Service (Peterborough)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): Peterborough
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again. 

We're recruiting in any PE postcode (excluding PE20-25). 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Apprenticeship in Home Service (Portsmouth)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): Portsmouth
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again. 

We're recruiting in any PO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Apprenticeship in Home Service (Oxford)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): Oxford
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again. 

We're recruiting in any OX postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Apprenticeship in Home Service (Southampton)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): Southampton
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again. 

We're recruiting in any SO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Apprenticeship in Home Service (London)

You’ve probably never considered a job in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for a job that gives great support and excellent benefits, this could be the perfect place for you. 

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Minimum of two GCSEs A* - C (including English and Mathematics)
Location(s): London
Start date: September 2018

Our team of Home Service Installers visit over 4 million people in their homes every year, delivering amazing customer service while installing the latest Sky technology. Think you know what it’s like to be a Home Service Installer at Sky? Think again.

We're recruiting in any SW/W postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

 

Apply now

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Marketing (Osterley, West London)

Imagine promoting something that everybody can enjoy; something that appeals to everyone from four-year-olds to grandparents. Couple that with a brand that’s instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re Europe’s leading entertainment company. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. 

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English and Maths) plus achieved or studying towards 2 A-Levels (or equivalent).
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th September 2018

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

During your first week, you’ll be enrolled into a tailored Marketing Bootcamp to learn the basics of marketing and key skills to succeed in this field. Following this, your first year will be spent in one of three Marketing teams (TV Products, Broadband or Mobile). The second year of your programme will be spent doing two six month rotations in Digital Marketing (Digital Strategy or Online Trading).

 

Marketing (Year 1)

Deeply embedded in the brand, you’ll get an understanding of everything there is to know about our products in order to gain new customers and keep existing ones too. You’ll also help ensure our products are commercially viable and exactly what our customers want.

You’ll gain an understanding of multiple marketing channels including Email, DM, Radio, Press, TV and Digital Display working with our creative agencies to execute end to end Marketing Campaigns for your assigned products. You’ll need to be monitoring performance on an ongoing basis and ensuring the campaign stays on budget and on target.

The Marketing teams are highly ambitious, driven and dynamic and the diversity of the role itself will give you a well-rounded set of skills to take forward in your career.

 

Digital Strategy (Year 2)

You’ll learn about developing digital marketing communications, gain an understanding of multiple digital media channels, predominantly display advertising, video and native (including social). You’ll work closely with our media planning and buying agency to ensure the highest standards are met across our activity. The team is highly ambitious, driven and dynamic and prides itself on driving the development of world-class approaches to Digital Marketing.

 

Online Trading (Year 2)

You’ll learn to find opportunities to cross sell and upsell TV bundles and mobile packages to our existing customer base via the online e-commerce site. You’ll need to prioritise activity that will deliver the best results. Focussing on driving core customer experience and revenue to the business. You’ll be working with Internal and external stakeholders (legal, brand, product teams, finance, e-experience, procurement, creative agencies) to ensure any new offers or creative are approved and launched in a timely and cost efficient manner.

 

Qualification achieved: PR and Communications Apprenticeship Standard 

 

Your skills

  • Highly ambitious and driven, with a passion for Marketing and a willingness to learn more about the industry
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to pick things up quickly and work well under pressure
  • Experienced in using Excel and Powerpoint
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English and Maths) plus achieved or studying towards 2 A-Levels (or equivalent)

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

 

Believe in better

Apply now

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Sky Sports News Journalism (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

This structured two-year programme gives you the chance to develop your writing skills, meet new contacts and learn what goes into delivering the biggest sporting stories of the year.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English Language and Maths) plus a minimum of two A Level grades from A* – C, or a BTEC Diploma (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th September 2018

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

As an Apprentice on this two year programme, you’ll be part of the whole editorial process. From planning and news gathering through to on-air production, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your fantastic creative ideas to how we tell our stories across all platforms at Sky Sports News.

  • In the first year, you’ll rotate around key departments of the Sky Sports News operation. Rotations include: the planning desk, Production team, Graphics and Digital content team. You’ll also be given opportunities to shadow Reporters and work on location.
  • You’ll spend time at college working towards achieving your qualification with support of a dedicated tutor.
  • In the second year, you’ll choose an area to specialise in.

 

Please note: When working within the team you’ll work with a wide range of Sky content, some of which is not suitable for under 18s.  As a responsible employer and broadcaster, we therefore cannot accept applications from people who wouldn’t have reached the age of 18 by 10 September 2018.

 

Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3 (Accredited by the NTCJ)

 

Your skills:

  • A passion for sports and sports news content
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and pick things up quickly
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including English Language and Maths). In addition, a minimum of two A-Levels grades A* – C, or a BTEC Diploma (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

 

Believe in better

 

Sky News Journalism (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become the UK's first dedicated 24-hour news channel. Join us as a Journalism Apprentice in Sky News and you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your fantastic creative ideas and help us continue to break news first across multiple platforms.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including a minimum grade B in English Language) plus a minimum of two A Level grades from A* – C, or a BTEC Diploma (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th September 2018

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

As an Apprentice on this two year programme, you’ll be  part of the whole editorial process. From news gathering to researching stories, through to booking guests and writing scripts. Gaining insight into one of the world's leading news organisations, you'll learn how we deliver news across all our platforms - on TV, mobile phones, on social media and to commercial radio stations.

 

  • In the first year, you’ll spend your first three months at college as you work towards achieving your qualification; attending our offices when required to support your training. 
  • When the course is completed, you’ll spend time across departments within Sky News. This will include spending time with Reporters, Producers, Camera Crews, Gallery staff and Researchers and eventually work across all areas of our output - TV, mobile, radio and social media.
  • In the second year, we'll help you select an area to start specialising in.

 

Please note: When working within the team you’ll work with a wide range of Sky content, some of which is not suitable for under 18s.  As a responsible employer and broadcaster, we therefore cannot accept applications from people who wouldn’t have reached the age of 18 by 10th September 2018.

Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3 (Accredited by the NTCJ)

Your skills:

  • A passion for news content and current affairs.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and pick things up quickly.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including English and Maths plus a minimum grade B in English Language). In addition, a minimum of two A-Levels grades A* – C, or a BTEC Diploma (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject.

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

 

Believe in better

Journalism Apprenticeship Insight Evening

Applications are currently closed.

This is your opportunity to find out about all the cool things we do at Sky in our Sky News and Sky Sports News departments.

Duration: One day
Requirements: We're looking for 16-24 year olds who are keen to find out about the world of Journalism. No previous experience in needed, just a passion for creative writing, current affairs or sports news AND a willingness to learn!
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 25th January 2018
We’d like to invite you to a Journalism Taster evening at Sky from 5pm-6:45pm. You don't have to be a polished journalism student, all we're looking for is a passion for all things sports or news related, enthusiasm for creative writing and a willingness to learn. Why not come along with your best friend to find out more, you may not have thought about a career in Journalism, let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do here! 
 
What to expect:
• Introduction to Sky 
• Introduction to Sky News and Sky Sports News Journalism Apprenticeship programmes
•Sky Sports/ News Activity
• Hear from existing Apprentices and Apprentice managers in an Networking session 
 

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