At Sky, we’re committed to providing great rewards to the people who drive our success. Whether it’s taking care of your health, providing for your future, experiencing the great products Sky has to offer or the little things that show we care, we aim to make your life better by providing a great range of benefits which fit around your needs. The My Sky Rewards package provides you with:

The Process

When you apply for a role with us, you’ll go through a structured process, which will vary depending on what programme you’re applying to. As you’d expect, your first step is to complete the online application form and submit your CV. But what happens then? Here we’ve put together a short guide detailing exactly how each process works – plus a few tips on how to prepare for each one.

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What we do as a business

Discover every part of our exciting business in the UK & Ireland; how talented people are key to our success and where you could be joining us.

 

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Meet the people behind Sky

What does working at Sky mean for our people? Watch our video and find out.

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Our people

Today, Sky employs 25,000 people across the UK and Ireland.

Now, more than ever, we need diverse perspectives to keep innovating. There isn’t a “Sky” type, so if you want to be yourself and love working with all kinds of people, you’ll feel right at home at Sky.

The thing we all have in common is a real passion for making life better for our customers and having fun along the way. You won’t find a more committed or enthusiastic team anywhere. It may sound clichéd, but we really are prepared to go the extra mile.

Doing the right thing

Right from the start you’ll see Sky behaves responsibly and contributes to the wider community. We believe it’s a better way to do business and fundamental to everything we do; from building sustainable television studios to inspiring young people through sport.

We expect everyone at Sky to do the right thing; be straightforward and honest, make fair and balanced decisions and think about how their actions impact the world outside. You can feel confident that integrity is not just a buzzword – and you are joining an organisation you can trust.

Delivering brilliantly

At Sky, we deliver brilliance every day. Doing what we say we will is how we have grown our business: keeping our promises to customers, meeting our targets or bringing new products to market in record time. We constantly push ourselves to be the best we can.

Of course, we can only do this with fantastic people who want to push themselves too. There’s no denying that life at Sky is full-on and you’ll find that expectations are high, but we’ll give you everything you need to shine.

Growing at Sky

When you join Sky, we hope it will be the start of a great career with us. We offer all the development opportunities that you would expect from a big company; courses, support for professional qualifications, a comprehensive resource library and mentoring.

No matter what your role is, you’ll find that much of your development will come from mastering the job itself; after all, nothing stays the same here for long. We’ll help you get the most from your job with regular and straightforward feedback, so you’ll always know how you’re doing and how to improve.

Plus, if you show what you can do and want to explore a different part of the business, we’ll support you every step of the way through project work, short-term placements or a whole new job. That way we all win.

You can definitely grow your career at Sky. I joined Sky on the Graduate Scheme and made it up to Finance Director over a number of years.

Rob, Finance Director

Rewards

Locations

We have offices up and down the UK and Ireland, and we’re growing all the time. Which means that wherever you are based, there’s likely to be an opportunity for you.

Our locations

Ready to apply?

Go to the section for whichever role interests you most and apply from there. And remember – give yourself your best shot by running through all the hints and tips before making a start.

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Placement opportunities

Our placements are a great way for you to get a flavour of what working here is all about. Perhaps you’re looking for your next move after school or college, or looking for a sandwich placement whilst at university. Whatever your placement, you’ll get to work with motivated, high-performing people every day and you’ll get a salary.

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Work Experience in TV Engineering

If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be aged 16+ and be keen, enthusiastic and interested in Broadcast or TV technology/engineering with good level of maths.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.  

Apply now

Work Experience in Technology (Osterley)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in technology.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Internal Communications

Our Communications experts work in Corporate Affairs. They work to keep people informed, interested and excited about Sky – in Internal Communications that means engaging with our 23,000+ UK employees.

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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 and current affairs.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 5th February 2018

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, it’s our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences and our Internal Communications team play a core role.

Our UK and ROI Internal Communications team are right at the heart of our business, supporting communications Sky wide with teams in London, Ireland and Scotland. We’re a great team passionate about telling compelling stories – helping our people understand and feel part of our initiatives & ideas so they can in turn be advocates of our brand and feel excited for our future.

This opportunity would be with our team based in Livingston who play a crucial role in providing communications support for our Customer Service Group (our customer facing employees and leadership team). Our role is to work with stakeholders to advise, create and develop strategies and messaging, co-ordinate communication plans; inspire behaviour change, and track our audience’s understanding, awareness and engagement with the business. And we’re always on the look-out for opportunities to sync up operational and corporate messages - making sure that communications are tailored and delivered in the right way for our audience. That means our networks are wide and our relationships are strong.

So if you’re a people person, with great written skills, an eye for detail and a creative flair – this is a great opportunity and we’d love to hear from you.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer application questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Internal Communications team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

Apply now

Commercial Graduate Programme

Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? From identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through determining commercial plans to managing sales and churn performance, our Commercial team delivers brilliant results, the right way.  

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us as a Commercial Graduate and be part of the team that continually delivers brilliant results, the right way.

So what kind of things can you expect to get involved in?  Everything – with end-to-end commercial exposure starting with identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through to determining the quarterly and annual commercial plans and managing sales and churn performance.  Over the course of the programme, you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of Commercial Strategy and Planning.

The perks

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there’s a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

Your key responsibilities

During the two-years you’ll complete four 6-month rotations, which include core elements of commercial strategy and trading performance management with further opportunities to explore other commercial disciplines through 1-2 optional placements. At the end of this program, we’d expect to fast track you to a manager role in one of these business areas.

Core placements 

Commercial Strategy and Planning: Working with our Commercial team on one of our key products – Broadband, TV, Sports, Cinema or Mobile you’ll: review and analyse the stats, as well as understand our strategy, to make sure targets are met across both new sales and existing customers.  At the same time, you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.Trading Performance: Working with our Trading Performance teams, you’ll make decisions on a daily basis about pricing, promotions, and sales channel performance, to help improve sales and retention.

Optional placements

Propositional Development: Part of our Propositions team, you’ll look to apply your strategic thinking and customer insights to help determine the new products and services we should launch.Media Planning: Part of our Media Planning team, you’ll apply your strategic knowledge and work with creative agencies to decide where Sky spends their money in ‘Above the line’ and ‘Below the line’ communications.Your skills

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of individuals and teams to get things done, juggle priorities and manage deadlines.
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind and great attention to detail.
  • Able to demonstrate your passion for Sky and driving improvements to performance.

 Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? Then apply today: Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change – at present the closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018. 

 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.

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Sky Hackathon 2018

Sky's first ever Hackathon will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge.  

Duration: One day
Requirements: You will need to apply with a minimum of 4 people per team, and a maximum of 6.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: Friday 26th January 2018

We’re holding our first ever Sky Hackathon on 26th January 2018!

The Hackathon will be taking place between 9am and 6pm across two locations - Osterley and Leeds- with live reporting across our social media channels. And we want you to attend!

The one-day event will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge. Within a team of 4-6 members, you’ll need to come up with a product idea that could be used by Sky, and develop it throughout the day.

At the end you’ll showcase your demos to a panel of Sky experts, who will decide on the winning team. The best part? You will have the opportunity to take part in tours of Sky HQ, including our studios, and have the chance to win a NOW TV box if you win the challenge.

What’s more, if you stand out, you may even be fast-tracked into assessment centre for the software engineering graduate roles. 

Our Software Academy graduate programmes for testers and developers are currently live- take a look at our website and come prepared for questions. We’ll be on hand to have one-to-one talks and give coding advice throughout the day.

Applications close on 12th January 2018- apply now to avoid disappointment!

Apply now

Software Testers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

During this hands-on, accelerated learning programme, you’ll be working within our Developer team using Agile methodologies on projects to help make sure we stay ahead of the game.

 

Apply now

Technology (Livingston)

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. 

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

Livingston, near Edinburgh is the home of over 700 Technology staff whose focus is on delivering an excellent customer experience.  As part of the Graduate program in here your rotations could be in areas such as Analysis, Development, Infrastructure and Network Operations, Cyber Security, Performance Engineering, Test and Data Science, developing and supporting the key systems and services for our wide customer base.

Recently, graduates have been involved in the launch of new channels, on-going development of Sky Go, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll need to have or be on track to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also have a genuine passion for technology and be able to show us how you have pursued it.
  • In addition, being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team.

Whatever your degree discipline we want to hear from you. Show us your passion for technology and why you want to be at the forefront of delivering game-changing developments starting in July 2018.

 

Apply now

Insight and Decision Science

Our experts working in Insight and Decision Science (IDS) are leading the way when it comes to understanding consumers and creating actionable insight about their behaviours, attitudes, needs, how they like to interact and what makes them tick. This consumer intelligence helps deliver a better experience and service to customers and drives better decision making. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the team responsible for Data Science and Analytics, Research, Customer communication, Digital Implementation, Insight and Reporting. And that’s not all, to kick start your career at Sky, you’ll work towards completing relevant qualifications alongside your experience.

During your programme you’ll work on projects which involve:

  • Solving complex business problems using a wide range of data sources. This ranges from data warehousing and cloud computing to state-of-the-art statistical and computational techniques used and on-the-job learning can open up opportunities in a variety of specialisms such as Machine Learning, AI and Visual Design.  
  • Doing research on understanding customer decision-making process and translating these findings into business focused actions, allowing the consumer voice to be at the heart of Sky.
  • Analysing data and acting as a bridge between research and marketing business areas to focus on the interests of the consumer and features of a brand
  •  Interpreting trends in human behaviors which aims to increase effectiveness of a product or service for the consumer, as well as increase sales for mutual benefit.
  • Collection, deployment and interpretation of data that allows Sky to acquire, develop and retain their customers by targeted marketing

Your skills

  • You’ll have completed or be due to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll have good commercial awareness. 
  • A confident communicator with strong analytical & numerical skills.
  • A conceptual thinker
  • A problem solver
  • Have a passion for our content and products

Girls Only-Technology Insight Evening

Interested in coding and programming, but have no previous technical experience? This evening aims to provide a unique and supportive environment for girls to find out how to begin a career in Software Development. You don't have to be a ‘tech wizz’, but you NEED to be an enthusiastic female, aged 16-24 and have an interest in Technology.

 

Duration: 17.00-18.30
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Monday 16th October 2017

Why sign up?

  • You could have the chance to take part in a free “Get into Tech” course designed by Sky.
  • The ‘Get Into Tech’ course is specifically for girls who are interested in a career in Software Development.
  • It begins with a one week course taking place during October half term (so you won’t miss any school), followed by one evening a week for the next eight weeks(finishing just before the Christmas holidays).

What to expect from the Technology Insight Evening:

  • More details about the ‘Get Into Tech’ Course
  • The chance to have a go at a  practical coding exercise with the support of Sky apprentices
  • Tour of our exciting Sky Campus

Timings: 5pm-7pm (to avoid disappoint, don’t be late)

Next Steps (There is one simple step you need to take):

  • Click and reserve your ticket to the Technology Insight Evening on the Eventbrite page

Any questions, please email earlycareers@sky.uk

Sign up

Work Experience in Product Innovation 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: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Marketing Summer Placement

Making sure that people know about Sky’s amazing products and services is the job of our Marketing team. To do this effectively it means they’re experts in everything Sky, and know a lot about our customers too.

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: Marketing Summer Placement
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Joining us for a Summer Placement your role will support the team in making sure that our existing, prospective and new customers know all about our products and how to use them. You could work on a range of projects including direct mail or digital advertising campaigns, understanding how we manage the relationship with our customers efficiently, helping to deliver insight which underpins our strategies or promoting our prized asset, our TV shows.

Working on exciting projects from the initial planning stages and seeing them through to execution is just one of the rewarding aspects of this role. In a fast paced, creative environment, you’ll quickly learn to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks whilst working on various marketing campaigns, researching and planning projects with the rest of your team.

Not only that, we’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with the current Graduates and Apprentices to ensure you get the best out of your time with us and gain a greater insight into the scope of opportunities available post-graduation/school.

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NFTS Graphics and Titles for Television and Film Diploma

The course combines practical experience on TV Entertainment; Science and Natural History; and Sports shows with industry work experience and intensive training.

Duration: 12 months including a four-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A graphics design qualification at degree level is beneficial and a portfolio of graphics work is preferred.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Graphics and Titles Diploma equips students with the specialist skills to become a film and television graphic designer. As part of the course, students receive a four-week placement at Sky. Students will gain the expertise to work on multiple complex projects within the industry and will become innovators and experts in this field. 

An interest in graphic design and motion graphics for television and an ability to work to deadlines as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who can marry good design with computer animation packages.

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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: 22nd January 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Sky Sports – Soccer AM

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 understanding of football but it is not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan, 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 14th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March , 21st March, 28th March, 4th April, 11th April, 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May and 9th May 2018.

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. 

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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: 12th February 2018

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 Entertainment

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: 5th February, 12th February, 19th February, 26th February, 5th March or 12th March 2018

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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Work Experience in Customer Service – Livingston

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: 04/12/2017

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 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: 22nd January 2018

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 Finance (16-18 year olds)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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. Throughout the week’s work experience, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky. 

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

 

 

 

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Work Experience in PR and Communications (Osterley)

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

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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: 5th February 2018

About the programme

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences. 

Every role in Corporate Affairs plays a key part in delivering our message – whether that’s through managing the PR activities for our leading channels, press and government relations, event management or developing our Bigger Picture work.

You could find yourself in any one of our Corporate Affairs teams; be it External Communications (inc. Corporate Communications, Events and PR for our Entertainment, Sports and News channels); Internal Communications; Policy & Public Affairs or our Bigger Picture team (inc. Sky Academy and Responsible Business).  

Whether you’re interested in growing our reputation through PR, Public Affairs, or our Bigger Picture work, you’ll need good news sense, strong people skills and the ability to write compellingly.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer the two applications questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Corporate Affairs team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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

Apply now

Software Academy Summer Placement

Work with our award-winning Software Development teams and create exciting new technologies to make sure Sky stays ahead of the game.

Duration: 6-8 weeks
Requirements: You’ll currently be studying at university and in your penultimate year. If you’ve already graduated, please see our graduate opportunities.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Technology is at the heart of our business, developing new products and services to provide our customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers. 

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend your summer working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

Apply now

NFTS Creative Digital Producing Diploma

This 12-month programme teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films and television programmes online.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and passion of television/film/online. They will be able to provide detail of past achievements and demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This National Film and Television School diploma course teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films, games and TV programmes. Students build the knowledge to extend, develop and compliment ‘traditional’ television formats in a digital capacity working across apps, games and social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.

Students develop and produce innovative content for the web and multi-platform 'digital extensions' for film and television.

All students receive mentoring from Sky and will complete a six-week internship at Sky. One student will receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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NFTS Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production

Practical training for students in a professional studio environment, including a six-week internship at Sky.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment. Successful applicants will be practical minded and have strong team working skills.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma offers students practical training in a professional studio environment, preparing participants to work in a multi-camera studio environment as a Vision Mixer, a Camera/ Lighting or Sound specialist. As part of the course, students receive a six-week placement and a mentor at Sky. There is an opportunity for one student to receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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Software Developers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

 

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. They develop key websites such as Sky.com and Sky News, as well as our flagship products like NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means you could be working on technology which you’ve used at home, seen advertised on TV and is used by millions of our customers. You’ll also be encouraged to develop skills in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies which will equip you to contribute to our current and future products.

Our graduates on this programme help develop the software that underpins how our products work.  You’ll also play a vital role in the technology that improves the way we work internally. Whatever your project, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success

How the programme works

On this revolutionary seven-month Developer programme, five weeks’ training will give you a complete grounding in software engineering principles, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration. We’ll then support you to work on projects to develop and embed your skills for the next six months. Once the programme ends, you’ll move into a Software Development team on a permanent basis..

Your skills

You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline. You’ll love all aspects of technology and ideally have some experience in developing software applications. You’ll also be familiar with Agile project methodology, and have contributed to or used open source technologies in the past. Being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team will be key.

 

Apply now

Fast Forward

If you’d love to work in TV then come to Sky and we’ll give you 11 months’ paid experience before you head off to uni or start your next job. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a box set binge-watcher, filmmaker or simply can’t stop checking the news, there’s a placement here for you.You’ll work with brilliant teams, gain industry skills, boost your confidence and make friends for life.

Exclusively for Year 13 students in our partner schools in Hounslow, this 11-month paid placement offers you the chance to work in Sky Sports, Sky News, Entertainment, Creative, or Sky Production Services. 

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: Year 13 in a partner Hounslow School
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We want students who love TV, are excited about the prospect of working in media, enjoy communicating, work brilliantly in a team and are natural problem solvers. As well as this, you should be good under pressure, love a challenge and want to gain experience that all your friends will envy. 

Fast Forward is exclusively for Year 13 students who attend one of the following schools/colleges: 

Brentford School for Girls 

Chiswick School 

Cranford Community College 

Feltham Community College 

The Green School for Girls 

Gumley House RC Convent School 

Gunnersbury Catholic School 

The Heathland School 

Heston Community School 

Isleworth and Syon School 

Kingsley Academy

Lampton School 

The Logic Studio School

Rivers Academy Feltham 

St. Marks Catholic School 

West Thames College

Application Process 

If you are successful in your application you will be invited to a 30 minute phone interview in February. The next application step will be attending an assessment day which will take place in March and will involve a group exercise, interview and a tour of the Sky site.

Apply between 6th November 2017 – 7th January 2018

We are running an insight evening on 4th December giving you the chance to come to Sky, learn more about the programme and get top tips on applying well. If you would like to attend, please email us: earlycareers@sky.uk. We would highly recommend that you attend ahead of submitting your application.

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.

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MAMA Youth Project

A nine-month programme that equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

Duration: 12 weeks of intensive training and 6 months of follow-up support
Requirements: The programme is for 18 to 25 year olds who come from BAME communities or challenging backgrounds, including those not in employment or education.
Location(s): London
Start date: Throughout the year

About the programme

MAMA Youth Project equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. The programme puts the participants into a ‘real-time’ work situation during which they have to work in a team to produce a TV show called ‘What’s Up’, which is broadcast on Sky 1.

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Finance Summer Placement

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams.

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Are you looking for experience in an exciting and dynamic environment, full of bright young people, working for an innovative and ever growing market leader? Then Sky might just be the place for you! Whether we’re commissioning a new TV show or developing a new app, the financial impact is key to decision making, which means our Finance team is at the very heart of what we do.

 

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Work Experience in TV Operations

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: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Customer Service - Uddingston

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): 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 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.

Procurement

Applications are currently closed.

We want talented people, like you, to join our Procurement Graduate programme and play a key role in the continued success of Sky. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Procurement at Sky

Delivering brilliant entertainment, products and services to our customers is no easy feat. And at Sky, we’re always live. So we depend on our Procurement teams to source the most diverse range of products and services imaginable; from telecoms, to fleet transportation and broadcasting equipment. And this is where you’ll come in, making sure everyone we work with has all the right tools to deliver the game-changing products and services we’re known for.

How the programme works

As a graduate in the team, you’ll rotate in four placements over the course of this three year development programme across the functional procurement areas within: Technology, Entertainment and Group, which includes our Corporate and Marketing operations. You’ll experience the full range of work, while working towards your full CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualification giving you a complete grounding in all things Procurement. 

Some of the key responsibilities include

  • Understand current markets, future trends and suppliers’ business and commercial strategies to assist procurement objectives.
  • Create sourcing strategies, leading / supporting for the relevant portfolios re commercial interaction, meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Involvement with entire procurement process, including supplier identification, internal stakeholder identification and commercial / contract negotiation.
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders and their teams keeping one another fully appraised of supplier communication and involvement.
  • Understand current and future opportunities within key stakeholder areas.
  • Coordinate the procurement process and ensure knowledge transfer of best procurement practice to the business stakeholders.
  • You’ll take the lead in negotiating with suppliers, working closely with the internal teams at Sky to identify ways to improve how we do things. 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • You’ll be creative thinkers and innovative in both outlook and approach
  • A confident communicator who is analytical and possess numerical skills

So if you want to steer the future course of a high-profile business that affects millions of people every day, apply today. 

Finance (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a hands-on experience of being an Accountant in business. You’ll gain experience in producing the financial and operational reporting that will enable us to continue growing every year and, in addition, you’ll complete analysis and partner the business supporting our customer service function.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and working with our Commercial Finance teams across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based across our Finance functions in our Livingston (Watermark) and Dunfermline sites.  On-site facilities include a health and fitness centre and subsidised restaurants.

Marketing (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Imagine promoting something that everybody can enjoy; something that appeals to everyone from four-year-olds to grandparents. Couple that with a brand that is instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re welcomed into over 12 million households across the UK and Ireland. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. 

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English and Maths) plus achieved or studying towards 2 A-Levels (or equivalent). Please note: If you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: September 2017

How our programme works

For the first week, you’ll be on a bespoke Marketing immersion week. This will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to understand the basics of Marketing. Following this, your first year will be spent in one of two Brand teams (Digital Marketing or Mobile Marketing). The second year of your programme will be spent doing two six month rotations across our Trading teams.

Digital Marketing (Year 1)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.

Mobile Marketing (Year 1)You’ll help to build awareness of our latest innovation, Sky Mobile. You’ll support the team in managing the successful delivery of campaigns in line with agreed objectives and brand metrics. You’ll also be working with creative agencies to develop and execute compelling campaign ideas whist ensuring the work is on time and on budget.

Sales and Marketing (Year 2)

You’ll support the Consumer Marketing Team in the marketing and sales performance of our communications and entertainment products. 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 all our products are commercially viable and exactly what our customers want.

 

What we look for

  •  A passion for Marketing and a willingness to learn more about the industry. 
  •  Excellent communication and team working skills.
  •  You’ll be highly ambitious and driven.
  •  You’ll be able to pick things up quickly in this fast-paced environment and able to work well under pressure.
  •  Experienced in using Excel and Powerpoint

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love.  And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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:

  • Conditional Access Team – This department is responsible for the testing and supporting our encryption technologies and also for controlling the Viewing Cards across Sky UK. You’ll learn about the full lifecycle involved to ensure the delivery of a seamless customer experience.

 

  • IDS Development Team – In this role, you’ll play a key part in implementing the best approach to meet the requirements of our customers. You’ll show your analytical skills in developing the most appropriate solution and demonstrate your attention to detail by testing and delivering these requirements. It’s a vital role but we’ll provide you with all the support and guidance you need to deliver great results. To be successful, you’ll have a strong maths background, ideally having completed Highers in Maths.

 

  • UK Information Systems Team – You will gain experience in a number of Software Engineering areas through rotations, which may include Testing, Automation, Technical Analysis, Operational Support and Development. The teams provide services to both our Contact Centre and Engineer communities as well as supporting various online and interactive services provided to Sky’s 11 million UK customer base.

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 Standards 1-3 (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.

 

Technology (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love. And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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

 

  • Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will learn about planning live programme feeds, checking incoming signals for quality, ensuring programme schedules come together and that our channels stay on air over satellite and online.

The department operates 24/7 and the role includes 12 hour shift rotations from 07:00-19:00 or 19:00—07:00 (although these hours can vary in some Operational departments). You’ll be aged 18 or over to be considered for this role, be a strong team player and logical thinker, plus have excellent 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, NowTV 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.   

 

  • Network Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will experience the full Network Operations lifecycle giving you exposure to all functions that provide support 24/7. This includes our Front Line Service Operations, Security, Broadband, Talk, Sky Mobile and many more. A collaborative and personable approach is important particularly as you move around teams as part of the rotations.

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 GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths

Happy to talk flexible working.

Sky News Reporter Apprenticeship 2017 (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as Sky News Correspondent and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desirable: 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: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

As an Apprentice on this brand new programme, you’ll join the Sky News national team reporting the news from around the UK. This role demands strong journalistic instincts, an appetite for breaking news and a determination to get under the skin of the UK.  You’ll be expected to have a passion for researching and delivering stories on a range of topics including health, education, crime, social affairs, technology, consumer and economics.

Based in our Osterley headquarters you’ll be good at developing excellent contacts. You’ll work with the planning team to see how a story starts and is worked on, the intake desk to understand how the news is gathered and gets onto all our platforms every day, and out on the road with some of our field producers and correspondents to be at the cutting edge of a story.

  • This is a two year course
  • In the first year, you’ll spend the first three months at college as you work towards achieving your qualification, attending Sky’s offices as and when required to support your training.  This will include writing skills, media law, ethics and how to structure and develop a story.
  • Following the first three months, you’ll learn on the job, understanding how the news is put together from the planning process through production and editing to the finished report. You’ll also shadow some of our best reporters and camera crews in the country.
  • In the second year, you’ll be given more responsibility, building on everything you’ve learnt in your first year. You’ll have the opportunity to find, research and make your own content for Sky News platforms.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for:

  • A passion for Sky News and Current Affairs
  • You’ll be confident, able to clearly articulate and happy to share your opinions on key topics 
  • A passion for social media with the ability to use it to find, develop and deliver stories across different platforms
  • You’ll be motivated and energetic with excellent communication and team working skills
  • You’ll need a willingness to travel around the UK
  • Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desired:  A minimum of two A Level grades from 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.

Believe in better

Sky Sports News Journalism (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as a Journalism Apprentice in Sky Sports News and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels and platforms.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English Language and Math’s) 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: 11th September 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on this programme, you’ll be expected to be part of all aspects of the 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 here at Sky Sports New.

  • This is a two year course.
  • Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for

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

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 Software Development (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Work Experience in Software Development (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology is at the core of our business, developing new products and services to provide our 11 million customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers.

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend a week working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay do £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

 

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 Sky Sports News HQ

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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

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

Applications are currently closed.

For almost 27 years Sky News has built its reputation on being first for breaking news as well as being at the forefront of innovation. We have won multiple awards over the years for our news coverage both at home and abroad. 

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

Now in 2017 we are not just a 24 hour television news channel but a news service that surfaces across many screens – on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as on Apple TV, Roku and X-Box, not forgetting Sky Q. Some of our biggest audiences are also now on social media. We have millions of fans across Facebook and YouTube and an increasingly large audience gets the news from our Snapchat editions. 

This is your opportunity to spend time at the heart of Sky News, experiencing what it’s like to be in a fast paced environment, alongside one of the most talented teams in the news industry. 

Its competitive – we get hundreds of applications for these highly valued places so you need to convince us that you’re serious about a career in journalism. 

If you get a place you could spend time in one of many different areas from TV news production and our digital teams to Sky News Radio, to the team creating content for our mobile apps. Our placements are very hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to work at the cutting edge of a 24 hour news operation.

The placement is un-waged but successful applicants will receive £15 a day towards travel and expenses.

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 an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department. It provides an in-house creative agency service for business areas across the whole of Sky, delivering brilliant conceptual ideas, creative, design and interactive solutions for a wide range of business requirements across all media. Sky Creative combines On-air Promo, Design & Graphics, Interactive and Print departments all in one.

And we’re excited to open up the doors of this innovative agency to students aged 18 and over who are interested in getting a one week’s work experience with the team. 

During the week-long placement we’ll create a schedule that allows you to spend each of the five days in a different department within Sky Creative, a great way to gain a broad idea of the variety of work the team does and gain first-hand 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 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 Journalism - Journalism Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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 – 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.

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 Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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 not only are they experts in Sky, they know everything about our customers too.

If you’d like to find out more about Marketing and the roles available within the sector, then why not come and join us for work experience?  We’ve got places for people aged 17 and over, across a wide range of teams – everything from our social media, research and planning teams through to the teams who work on specific products such as box sets or movies.

At Sky, Marketing is made up of a number of areas. Product Management delivers the latest cutting-edge products and services that keep Sky ahead of the competition, whether that’s TV, broadband or other services. Brand Marketing keeps the public aware of Sky’s products and services– whether it’s the latest innovations in TV technology such as enhancements to Sky+HD, new channels or even products like  NOW TV; Trading deals directly with our customers, either through online or direct marketing  channels in order to win new business and keep the customers we have; we also have a big research team which provides the research, analysis and insight that highlights marketing opportunities and drives our overall strategy.

As part of work experience at Sky, you will be placed into one of these teams meaning that you will get the chance to develop some specific skills. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain insight into other areas through short introductions. If you’re interested in coming to find out more, then complete the application form. We’d like to see your CV and to know why you’re keen to come in to the Marketing team at Sky.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

Work Experience in Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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

Home Service Apprenticeship Programme (Nationwide)

Applications are currently closed.

You’ll probably have heard that we believe in better. Not only a better experience for our customers, but also a better place to work for our people. After all, it’s our people who make us an industry leader. Join us as a Customer Service Apprentice in Home Service and you’ll become part of this exciting team that’s working to offer the best service in the country.

We have opportunities across the UK, please see below for more information.

Duration: 1 year
Requirements: A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland)
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: October 2017

About the Programme

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky+HD premium package, an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There’s a range of other exciting benefits to fit around your needs too. We proudly support the Government’s initiatives on Apprenticeships, so expect excellent training from the word go. You’ll also be well supported by your line manager and team, helping you to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service within the first 12 months.

 

How the programme works:

As an Apprentice on the Home Service programme, you’ll help make sure every Sky customer you meet has a brilliant experience. You’ll build up the technical skills you need as well the knowledge, confidence and experience to offer great service and become a real ambassador for Sky.  Above all, you’ll deliver a world class in home experience for every customer.

  • This is a one year programme, after which, upon successful completion of the programme, you will join as a permanent member of the team.
  • You’ll be given your own vehicle to travel to our customers’ homes. Supported by experts, you’ll learn not only how to install Sky but also showcase our amazing products, services and content to our customers.
  • For the first 6 weeks, you’ll be learning all the basic skills you’ll need to become an engineer.
  • As well as a buddy, you’ll also be assigned a line manager and assessor to support you through your day to day tasks and qualification, keeping up to date with your progress.
  • There’ll be support for you to grow and develop with peer mentoring and work shadowing opportunities in the contact centres, retail stores, and network events.
  • Your typical working pattern will be 40 hours per week, Monday - Sunday, working 9 hours per day with 1 hour lunch break (including bank holidays and weekends).

 

What we look for:

  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • We’re a friendly bunch here, so a positive and collaborative mind-set is really important.
  • You’ll also need a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points).
  • A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C  in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland).
  • Please note - if you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.

 

Locations and how to apply:

To apply, click on your desired location which will take you to the application page. Please refer to the details in the location links for more information on eligibility.

 

 

What to expect

Hear directly from our Apprenticeship Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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, Java, HTML, CSS, Node JS, Python, Jenkins, GIT, etc.    
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

Be at the centre of delivering large scale projects across Sky that change the game for our customers.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

On this programme, you have the option of choosing between one of two paths:

  • As a Business Analyst (BA), where you’ll be focused on finding innovative solutions, designing an ideal customer experience and working with stakeholders from across the business to define and manage business requirements for change. It’s a role that requires intellectual and analytical rigour.
  • As a Project Manager (PM), where you'll help deliver the change successfully by leading and delivering through the project team, making sure everything runs to schedule, to the agreed budget and to the commercial and business objectives.

In either roles as BA or PM, you’ll:

  • Have  the ability to communicate complex change issues to multiple stakeholders, and also to challenge existing working practices and procedures to make sure that customer needs are kept front and centre of any new projects and initiatives.
  • Be able to build strong working relationships with your stakeholders – including your project team, business stakeholders, and other business areas such as IT, Operations and Marketing
  • Be supported throughout the programme you will be supported by managers and colleagues to enable you to do your very best work. 

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be a confident communicator with an analytical mind – able to communicate complex change issues to different people and to challenge existing working practices and procedures.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. 

Our opportunities in Scotland will close on 15th November 2017.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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.   
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Finance (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Do you want to help deliver, as well as report, business results? Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a very hands-on experience of being an Accountant in the business. You’ll complete analysis that will support new product launches and help us make great decisions – like whether we should invest in a new TV show or a new piece of technology that could change the face of entertainment! In addition, you could gain experience in our Corporate Finance function from managing the company-wide financial results, to investor relations and looking at mergers and acquisitions.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and commercial knowledge, working with people at different levels, in different departments and across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based in our brand new, state-of-the-art offices in West London, complete with an on-site health and fitness centre, hair and beauty salon, a variety of subsidised restaurants and food-to-go options, an after-work roof terrace bar and even our very own Waitrose!

What to expect

Hear directly from our Finance Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Legal Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

 

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

 

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

The programme starts with a five-week induction to help you get started before you go into three 7.5-month business or security focused placements around Technology.

You could work with our teams in TV & Digital Platforms, Network Services and Information Security where we have exciting opportunities to work on our latest mobile apps, launch new channels, explore new technologies to support our internal staff and keep our systems and company secure.

 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be highly numerate and a great problem solver, with a genuine passion for technology.

Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

Working on exciting projects from planning to execution in a fast paced, creative, analytical environment.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Marketing at Sky

Great TV, no matter how brilliant, is a waste of time if no-one watches it. Even with a brand as well-known as Sky, we need to remind people of the outstanding drama, comedy and up-to-the-minute news and sports on offer. Not to mention all the enticing deals and additional products available. You can’t help but have spotted the amazing work our Marketing team do. From billboards to TV adverts, we’re pretty much everywhere. But Marketing at Sky is much more than that.

How the programme works

During this two-year programme, you’ll complete two 12 month rotations in two of the areas below. 

  • ‘Above the line’ (ATL) communication, working in a brand team. This could be in Sports, Movies, Now TV, TV Products, Sky Store, or Sky Difference. You might be working with external agencies, writing briefs and signing off creative designs seen by millions.
  • ‘Below the line’ (BTL) communication, linking with creative agencies. You’ll gain exposure to multiple BTL media channels such as direct mail, email and door drops working across Sky with our teams from Broadband to Customer Management.
  • Strategy & Planning, as part of a Proposition, Planning, or Strategic team. Working in teams like Strategy and Planning, Media Planning or Product Propositions, you’ll apply your strategic thinking and make insightful recommendations based on data and research.
  • Commercial Awareness, within a Commercial team within Marketing. You’ll review the analysis and the stats, reviewing our strategy to make sure targets are met. At the same time you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area
  • You’ll need to demonstrate how much you want to work in Marketing at Sky
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind, you’ll be able to work well as part of a team, juggle priorities and hit deadlines

If you want to play your part in marketing a well-recognised brand , and push yourself to become a top marketing professional apply today.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

Influencing key projects from the start, you’ll play a part in where we go in the future and how we get there.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the strategy team in projects that involve:

  • Developing Sky’s customer proposition
  • Investment in channels and content
  • Assessment of growth opportunities in new markets
  • Assessment of new technologies and the opportunities they offer
  • Competitor analysis
  • Delivery of transformational projects and initiatives

Your rotation will give you experience working in the strategy function and in strategy teams embedded within the business. 

Your skills

Challenging thinking is a big part of our work so having a variety of perspectives and ideas is key to our success. You’ll also have the following:

  • Have or be on track for a minimum 2.1 or equivalent, in any discipline
  • Be  a logical and analytical thinker
  • Have outstanding presentation, negotiation and IT skills
  • Be an effective communicator with a focus on collaboration

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results apply today.

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Work Experience in TV Engineering

If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be aged 16+ and be keen, enthusiastic and interested in Broadcast or TV technology/engineering with good level of maths.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.  

Apply now

Work Experience in Technology (Osterley)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in technology.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Internal Communications

Our Communications experts work in Corporate Affairs. They work to keep people informed, interested and excited about Sky – in Internal Communications that means engaging with our 23,000+ UK employees.

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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 and current affairs.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 5th February 2018

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, it’s our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences and our Internal Communications team play a core role.

Our UK and ROI Internal Communications team are right at the heart of our business, supporting communications Sky wide with teams in London, Ireland and Scotland. We’re a great team passionate about telling compelling stories – helping our people understand and feel part of our initiatives & ideas so they can in turn be advocates of our brand and feel excited for our future.

This opportunity would be with our team based in Livingston who play a crucial role in providing communications support for our Customer Service Group (our customer facing employees and leadership team). Our role is to work with stakeholders to advise, create and develop strategies and messaging, co-ordinate communication plans; inspire behaviour change, and track our audience’s understanding, awareness and engagement with the business. And we’re always on the look-out for opportunities to sync up operational and corporate messages - making sure that communications are tailored and delivered in the right way for our audience. That means our networks are wide and our relationships are strong.

So if you’re a people person, with great written skills, an eye for detail and a creative flair – this is a great opportunity and we’d love to hear from you.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer application questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Internal Communications team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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Commercial Graduate Programme

Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? From identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through determining commercial plans to managing sales and churn performance, our Commercial team delivers brilliant results, the right way.  

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us as a Commercial Graduate and be part of the team that continually delivers brilliant results, the right way.

So what kind of things can you expect to get involved in?  Everything – with end-to-end commercial exposure starting with identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through to determining the quarterly and annual commercial plans and managing sales and churn performance.  Over the course of the programme, you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of Commercial Strategy and Planning.

The perks

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there’s a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

Your key responsibilities

During the two-years you’ll complete four 6-month rotations, which include core elements of commercial strategy and trading performance management with further opportunities to explore other commercial disciplines through 1-2 optional placements. At the end of this program, we’d expect to fast track you to a manager role in one of these business areas.

Core placements 

Commercial Strategy and Planning: Working with our Commercial team on one of our key products – Broadband, TV, Sports, Cinema or Mobile you’ll: review and analyse the stats, as well as understand our strategy, to make sure targets are met across both new sales and existing customers.  At the same time, you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.Trading Performance: Working with our Trading Performance teams, you’ll make decisions on a daily basis about pricing, promotions, and sales channel performance, to help improve sales and retention.

Optional placements

Propositional Development: Part of our Propositions team, you’ll look to apply your strategic thinking and customer insights to help determine the new products and services we should launch.Media Planning: Part of our Media Planning team, you’ll apply your strategic knowledge and work with creative agencies to decide where Sky spends their money in ‘Above the line’ and ‘Below the line’ communications.Your skills

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of individuals and teams to get things done, juggle priorities and manage deadlines.
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind and great attention to detail.
  • Able to demonstrate your passion for Sky and driving improvements to performance.

 Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? Then apply today: Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change – at present the closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018. 

 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.

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Sky Hackathon 2018

Sky's first ever Hackathon will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge.  

Duration: One day
Requirements: You will need to apply with a minimum of 4 people per team, and a maximum of 6.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: Friday 26th January 2018

We’re holding our first ever Sky Hackathon on 26th January 2018!

The Hackathon will be taking place between 9am and 6pm across two locations - Osterley and Leeds- with live reporting across our social media channels. And we want you to attend!

The one-day event will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge. Within a team of 4-6 members, you’ll need to come up with a product idea that could be used by Sky, and develop it throughout the day.

At the end you’ll showcase your demos to a panel of Sky experts, who will decide on the winning team. The best part? You will have the opportunity to take part in tours of Sky HQ, including our studios, and have the chance to win a NOW TV box if you win the challenge.

What’s more, if you stand out, you may even be fast-tracked into assessment centre for the software engineering graduate roles. 

Our Software Academy graduate programmes for testers and developers are currently live- take a look at our website and come prepared for questions. We’ll be on hand to have one-to-one talks and give coding advice throughout the day.

Applications close on 12th January 2018- apply now to avoid disappointment!

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Software Testers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

During this hands-on, accelerated learning programme, you’ll be working within our Developer team using Agile methodologies on projects to help make sure we stay ahead of the game.

 

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Technology (Livingston)

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. 

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

Livingston, near Edinburgh is the home of over 700 Technology staff whose focus is on delivering an excellent customer experience.  As part of the Graduate program in here your rotations could be in areas such as Analysis, Development, Infrastructure and Network Operations, Cyber Security, Performance Engineering, Test and Data Science, developing and supporting the key systems and services for our wide customer base.

Recently, graduates have been involved in the launch of new channels, on-going development of Sky Go, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll need to have or be on track to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also have a genuine passion for technology and be able to show us how you have pursued it.
  • In addition, being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team.

Whatever your degree discipline we want to hear from you. Show us your passion for technology and why you want to be at the forefront of delivering game-changing developments starting in July 2018.

 

Apply now

Insight and Decision Science

Our experts working in Insight and Decision Science (IDS) are leading the way when it comes to understanding consumers and creating actionable insight about their behaviours, attitudes, needs, how they like to interact and what makes them tick. This consumer intelligence helps deliver a better experience and service to customers and drives better decision making. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the team responsible for Data Science and Analytics, Research, Customer communication, Digital Implementation, Insight and Reporting. And that’s not all, to kick start your career at Sky, you’ll work towards completing relevant qualifications alongside your experience.

During your programme you’ll work on projects which involve:

  • Solving complex business problems using a wide range of data sources. This ranges from data warehousing and cloud computing to state-of-the-art statistical and computational techniques used and on-the-job learning can open up opportunities in a variety of specialisms such as Machine Learning, AI and Visual Design.  
  • Doing research on understanding customer decision-making process and translating these findings into business focused actions, allowing the consumer voice to be at the heart of Sky.
  • Analysing data and acting as a bridge between research and marketing business areas to focus on the interests of the consumer and features of a brand
  •  Interpreting trends in human behaviors which aims to increase effectiveness of a product or service for the consumer, as well as increase sales for mutual benefit.
  • Collection, deployment and interpretation of data that allows Sky to acquire, develop and retain their customers by targeted marketing

Your skills

  • You’ll have completed or be due to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll have good commercial awareness. 
  • A confident communicator with strong analytical & numerical skills.
  • A conceptual thinker
  • A problem solver
  • Have a passion for our content and products

Girls Only-Technology Insight Evening

Interested in coding and programming, but have no previous technical experience? This evening aims to provide a unique and supportive environment for girls to find out how to begin a career in Software Development. You don't have to be a ‘tech wizz’, but you NEED to be an enthusiastic female, aged 16-24 and have an interest in Technology.

 

Duration: 17.00-18.30
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Monday 16th October 2017

Why sign up?

  • You could have the chance to take part in a free “Get into Tech” course designed by Sky.
  • The ‘Get Into Tech’ course is specifically for girls who are interested in a career in Software Development.
  • It begins with a one week course taking place during October half term (so you won’t miss any school), followed by one evening a week for the next eight weeks(finishing just before the Christmas holidays).

What to expect from the Technology Insight Evening:

  • More details about the ‘Get Into Tech’ Course
  • The chance to have a go at a  practical coding exercise with the support of Sky apprentices
  • Tour of our exciting Sky Campus

Timings: 5pm-7pm (to avoid disappoint, don’t be late)

Next Steps (There is one simple step you need to take):

  • Click and reserve your ticket to the Technology Insight Evening on the Eventbrite page

Any questions, please email earlycareers@sky.uk

Sign up

Work Experience in Product Innovation 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: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Marketing Summer Placement

Making sure that people know about Sky’s amazing products and services is the job of our Marketing team. To do this effectively it means they’re experts in everything Sky, and know a lot about our customers too.

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: Marketing Summer Placement
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Joining us for a Summer Placement your role will support the team in making sure that our existing, prospective and new customers know all about our products and how to use them. You could work on a range of projects including direct mail or digital advertising campaigns, understanding how we manage the relationship with our customers efficiently, helping to deliver insight which underpins our strategies or promoting our prized asset, our TV shows.

Working on exciting projects from the initial planning stages and seeing them through to execution is just one of the rewarding aspects of this role. In a fast paced, creative environment, you’ll quickly learn to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks whilst working on various marketing campaigns, researching and planning projects with the rest of your team.

Not only that, we’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with the current Graduates and Apprentices to ensure you get the best out of your time with us and gain a greater insight into the scope of opportunities available post-graduation/school.

Apply now

NFTS Graphics and Titles for Television and Film Diploma

The course combines practical experience on TV Entertainment; Science and Natural History; and Sports shows with industry work experience and intensive training.

Duration: 12 months including a four-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A graphics design qualification at degree level is beneficial and a portfolio of graphics work is preferred.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Graphics and Titles Diploma equips students with the specialist skills to become a film and television graphic designer. As part of the course, students receive a four-week placement at Sky. Students will gain the expertise to work on multiple complex projects within the industry and will become innovators and experts in this field. 

An interest in graphic design and motion graphics for television and an ability to work to deadlines as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who can marry good design with computer animation packages.

Apply now

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: 22nd January 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Sky Sports – Soccer AM

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 understanding of football but it is not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan, 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 14th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March , 21st March, 28th March, 4th April, 11th April, 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May and 9th May 2018.

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. 

Apply now

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: 12th February 2018

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 Entertainment

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: 5th February, 12th February, 19th February, 26th February, 5th March or 12th March 2018

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

Apply now

Work Experience in Customer Service – Livingston

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: 04/12/2017

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.

Apply now

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: 22nd January 2018

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 Finance (16-18 year olds)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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. Throughout the week’s work experience, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky. 

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

 

 

 

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Work Experience in PR and Communications (Osterley)

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

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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: 5th February 2018

About the programme

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences. 

Every role in Corporate Affairs plays a key part in delivering our message – whether that’s through managing the PR activities for our leading channels, press and government relations, event management or developing our Bigger Picture work.

You could find yourself in any one of our Corporate Affairs teams; be it External Communications (inc. Corporate Communications, Events and PR for our Entertainment, Sports and News channels); Internal Communications; Policy & Public Affairs or our Bigger Picture team (inc. Sky Academy and Responsible Business).  

Whether you’re interested in growing our reputation through PR, Public Affairs, or our Bigger Picture work, you’ll need good news sense, strong people skills and the ability to write compellingly.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer the two applications questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Corporate Affairs team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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

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Software Academy Summer Placement

Work with our award-winning Software Development teams and create exciting new technologies to make sure Sky stays ahead of the game.

Duration: 6-8 weeks
Requirements: You’ll currently be studying at university and in your penultimate year. If you’ve already graduated, please see our graduate opportunities.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Technology is at the heart of our business, developing new products and services to provide our customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers. 

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend your summer working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

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NFTS Creative Digital Producing Diploma

This 12-month programme teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films and television programmes online.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and passion of television/film/online. They will be able to provide detail of past achievements and demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This National Film and Television School diploma course teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films, games and TV programmes. Students build the knowledge to extend, develop and compliment ‘traditional’ television formats in a digital capacity working across apps, games and social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.

Students develop and produce innovative content for the web and multi-platform 'digital extensions' for film and television.

All students receive mentoring from Sky and will complete a six-week internship at Sky. One student will receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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NFTS Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production

Practical training for students in a professional studio environment, including a six-week internship at Sky.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment. Successful applicants will be practical minded and have strong team working skills.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma offers students practical training in a professional studio environment, preparing participants to work in a multi-camera studio environment as a Vision Mixer, a Camera/ Lighting or Sound specialist. As part of the course, students receive a six-week placement and a mentor at Sky. There is an opportunity for one student to receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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Software Developers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

 

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. They develop key websites such as Sky.com and Sky News, as well as our flagship products like NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means you could be working on technology which you’ve used at home, seen advertised on TV and is used by millions of our customers. You’ll also be encouraged to develop skills in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies which will equip you to contribute to our current and future products.

Our graduates on this programme help develop the software that underpins how our products work.  You’ll also play a vital role in the technology that improves the way we work internally. Whatever your project, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success

How the programme works

On this revolutionary seven-month Developer programme, five weeks’ training will give you a complete grounding in software engineering principles, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration. We’ll then support you to work on projects to develop and embed your skills for the next six months. Once the programme ends, you’ll move into a Software Development team on a permanent basis..

Your skills

You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline. You’ll love all aspects of technology and ideally have some experience in developing software applications. You’ll also be familiar with Agile project methodology, and have contributed to or used open source technologies in the past. Being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team will be key.

 

Apply now

Fast Forward

If you’d love to work in TV then come to Sky and we’ll give you 11 months’ paid experience before you head off to uni or start your next job. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a box set binge-watcher, filmmaker or simply can’t stop checking the news, there’s a placement here for you.You’ll work with brilliant teams, gain industry skills, boost your confidence and make friends for life.

Exclusively for Year 13 students in our partner schools in Hounslow, this 11-month paid placement offers you the chance to work in Sky Sports, Sky News, Entertainment, Creative, or Sky Production Services. 

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: Year 13 in a partner Hounslow School
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We want students who love TV, are excited about the prospect of working in media, enjoy communicating, work brilliantly in a team and are natural problem solvers. As well as this, you should be good under pressure, love a challenge and want to gain experience that all your friends will envy. 

Fast Forward is exclusively for Year 13 students who attend one of the following schools/colleges: 

Brentford School for Girls 

Chiswick School 

Cranford Community College 

Feltham Community College 

The Green School for Girls 

Gumley House RC Convent School 

Gunnersbury Catholic School 

The Heathland School 

Heston Community School 

Isleworth and Syon School 

Kingsley Academy

Lampton School 

The Logic Studio School

Rivers Academy Feltham 

St. Marks Catholic School 

West Thames College

Application Process 

If you are successful in your application you will be invited to a 30 minute phone interview in February. The next application step will be attending an assessment day which will take place in March and will involve a group exercise, interview and a tour of the Sky site.

Apply between 6th November 2017 – 7th January 2018

We are running an insight evening on 4th December giving you the chance to come to Sky, learn more about the programme and get top tips on applying well. If you would like to attend, please email us: earlycareers@sky.uk. We would highly recommend that you attend ahead of submitting your application.

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.

Apply now

MAMA Youth Project

A nine-month programme that equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

Duration: 12 weeks of intensive training and 6 months of follow-up support
Requirements: The programme is for 18 to 25 year olds who come from BAME communities or challenging backgrounds, including those not in employment or education.
Location(s): London
Start date: Throughout the year

About the programme

MAMA Youth Project equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. The programme puts the participants into a ‘real-time’ work situation during which they have to work in a team to produce a TV show called ‘What’s Up’, which is broadcast on Sky 1.

Apply now

Finance Summer Placement

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams.

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Are you looking for experience in an exciting and dynamic environment, full of bright young people, working for an innovative and ever growing market leader? Then Sky might just be the place for you! Whether we’re commissioning a new TV show or developing a new app, the financial impact is key to decision making, which means our Finance team is at the very heart of what we do.

 

Apply now

Work Experience in TV Operations

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: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Customer Service - Uddingston

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): 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 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.

Procurement

Applications are currently closed.

We want talented people, like you, to join our Procurement Graduate programme and play a key role in the continued success of Sky. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Procurement at Sky

Delivering brilliant entertainment, products and services to our customers is no easy feat. And at Sky, we’re always live. So we depend on our Procurement teams to source the most diverse range of products and services imaginable; from telecoms, to fleet transportation and broadcasting equipment. And this is where you’ll come in, making sure everyone we work with has all the right tools to deliver the game-changing products and services we’re known for.

How the programme works

As a graduate in the team, you’ll rotate in four placements over the course of this three year development programme across the functional procurement areas within: Technology, Entertainment and Group, which includes our Corporate and Marketing operations. You’ll experience the full range of work, while working towards your full CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualification giving you a complete grounding in all things Procurement. 

Some of the key responsibilities include

  • Understand current markets, future trends and suppliers’ business and commercial strategies to assist procurement objectives.
  • Create sourcing strategies, leading / supporting for the relevant portfolios re commercial interaction, meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Involvement with entire procurement process, including supplier identification, internal stakeholder identification and commercial / contract negotiation.
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders and their teams keeping one another fully appraised of supplier communication and involvement.
  • Understand current and future opportunities within key stakeholder areas.
  • Coordinate the procurement process and ensure knowledge transfer of best procurement practice to the business stakeholders.
  • You’ll take the lead in negotiating with suppliers, working closely with the internal teams at Sky to identify ways to improve how we do things. 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • You’ll be creative thinkers and innovative in both outlook and approach
  • A confident communicator who is analytical and possess numerical skills

So if you want to steer the future course of a high-profile business that affects millions of people every day, apply today. 

Finance (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a hands-on experience of being an Accountant in business. You’ll gain experience in producing the financial and operational reporting that will enable us to continue growing every year and, in addition, you’ll complete analysis and partner the business supporting our customer service function.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and working with our Commercial Finance teams across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based across our Finance functions in our Livingston (Watermark) and Dunfermline sites.  On-site facilities include a health and fitness centre and subsidised restaurants.

Marketing (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Imagine promoting something that everybody can enjoy; something that appeals to everyone from four-year-olds to grandparents. Couple that with a brand that is instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re welcomed into over 12 million households across the UK and Ireland. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. 

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English and Maths) plus achieved or studying towards 2 A-Levels (or equivalent). Please note: If you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: September 2017

How our programme works

For the first week, you’ll be on a bespoke Marketing immersion week. This will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to understand the basics of Marketing. Following this, your first year will be spent in one of two Brand teams (Digital Marketing or Mobile Marketing). The second year of your programme will be spent doing two six month rotations across our Trading teams.

Digital Marketing (Year 1)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.

Mobile Marketing (Year 1)You’ll help to build awareness of our latest innovation, Sky Mobile. You’ll support the team in managing the successful delivery of campaigns in line with agreed objectives and brand metrics. You’ll also be working with creative agencies to develop and execute compelling campaign ideas whist ensuring the work is on time and on budget.

Sales and Marketing (Year 2)

You’ll support the Consumer Marketing Team in the marketing and sales performance of our communications and entertainment products. 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 all our products are commercially viable and exactly what our customers want.

 

What we look for

  •  A passion for Marketing and a willingness to learn more about the industry. 
  •  Excellent communication and team working skills.
  •  You’ll be highly ambitious and driven.
  •  You’ll be able to pick things up quickly in this fast-paced environment and able to work well under pressure.
  •  Experienced in using Excel and Powerpoint

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love.  And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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:

  • Conditional Access Team – This department is responsible for the testing and supporting our encryption technologies and also for controlling the Viewing Cards across Sky UK. You’ll learn about the full lifecycle involved to ensure the delivery of a seamless customer experience.

 

  • IDS Development Team – In this role, you’ll play a key part in implementing the best approach to meet the requirements of our customers. You’ll show your analytical skills in developing the most appropriate solution and demonstrate your attention to detail by testing and delivering these requirements. It’s a vital role but we’ll provide you with all the support and guidance you need to deliver great results. To be successful, you’ll have a strong maths background, ideally having completed Highers in Maths.

 

  • UK Information Systems Team – You will gain experience in a number of Software Engineering areas through rotations, which may include Testing, Automation, Technical Analysis, Operational Support and Development. The teams provide services to both our Contact Centre and Engineer communities as well as supporting various online and interactive services provided to Sky’s 11 million UK customer base.

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 Standards 1-3 (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.

 

Technology (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love. And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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

 

  • Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will learn about planning live programme feeds, checking incoming signals for quality, ensuring programme schedules come together and that our channels stay on air over satellite and online.

The department operates 24/7 and the role includes 12 hour shift rotations from 07:00-19:00 or 19:00—07:00 (although these hours can vary in some Operational departments). You’ll be aged 18 or over to be considered for this role, be a strong team player and logical thinker, plus have excellent 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, NowTV 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.   

 

  • Network Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will experience the full Network Operations lifecycle giving you exposure to all functions that provide support 24/7. This includes our Front Line Service Operations, Security, Broadband, Talk, Sky Mobile and many more. A collaborative and personable approach is important particularly as you move around teams as part of the rotations.

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 GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths

Happy to talk flexible working.

Sky News Reporter Apprenticeship 2017 (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as Sky News Correspondent and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desirable: 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: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

As an Apprentice on this brand new programme, you’ll join the Sky News national team reporting the news from around the UK. This role demands strong journalistic instincts, an appetite for breaking news and a determination to get under the skin of the UK.  You’ll be expected to have a passion for researching and delivering stories on a range of topics including health, education, crime, social affairs, technology, consumer and economics.

Based in our Osterley headquarters you’ll be good at developing excellent contacts. You’ll work with the planning team to see how a story starts and is worked on, the intake desk to understand how the news is gathered and gets onto all our platforms every day, and out on the road with some of our field producers and correspondents to be at the cutting edge of a story.

  • This is a two year course
  • In the first year, you’ll spend the first three months at college as you work towards achieving your qualification, attending Sky’s offices as and when required to support your training.  This will include writing skills, media law, ethics and how to structure and develop a story.
  • Following the first three months, you’ll learn on the job, understanding how the news is put together from the planning process through production and editing to the finished report. You’ll also shadow some of our best reporters and camera crews in the country.
  • In the second year, you’ll be given more responsibility, building on everything you’ve learnt in your first year. You’ll have the opportunity to find, research and make your own content for Sky News platforms.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for:

  • A passion for Sky News and Current Affairs
  • You’ll be confident, able to clearly articulate and happy to share your opinions on key topics 
  • A passion for social media with the ability to use it to find, develop and deliver stories across different platforms
  • You’ll be motivated and energetic with excellent communication and team working skills
  • You’ll need a willingness to travel around the UK
  • Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desired:  A minimum of two A Level grades from 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.

Believe in better

Sky Sports News Journalism (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as a Journalism Apprentice in Sky Sports News and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels and platforms.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English Language and Math’s) 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: 11th September 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on this programme, you’ll be expected to be part of all aspects of the 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 here at Sky Sports New.

  • This is a two year course.
  • Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for

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

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 Software Development (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Work Experience in Software Development (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology is at the core of our business, developing new products and services to provide our 11 million customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers.

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend a week working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay do £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

 

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 Sky Sports News HQ

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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

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

Applications are currently closed.

For almost 27 years Sky News has built its reputation on being first for breaking news as well as being at the forefront of innovation. We have won multiple awards over the years for our news coverage both at home and abroad. 

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

Now in 2017 we are not just a 24 hour television news channel but a news service that surfaces across many screens – on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as on Apple TV, Roku and X-Box, not forgetting Sky Q. Some of our biggest audiences are also now on social media. We have millions of fans across Facebook and YouTube and an increasingly large audience gets the news from our Snapchat editions. 

This is your opportunity to spend time at the heart of Sky News, experiencing what it’s like to be in a fast paced environment, alongside one of the most talented teams in the news industry. 

Its competitive – we get hundreds of applications for these highly valued places so you need to convince us that you’re serious about a career in journalism. 

If you get a place you could spend time in one of many different areas from TV news production and our digital teams to Sky News Radio, to the team creating content for our mobile apps. Our placements are very hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to work at the cutting edge of a 24 hour news operation.

The placement is un-waged but successful applicants will receive £15 a day towards travel and expenses.

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 an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department. It provides an in-house creative agency service for business areas across the whole of Sky, delivering brilliant conceptual ideas, creative, design and interactive solutions for a wide range of business requirements across all media. Sky Creative combines On-air Promo, Design & Graphics, Interactive and Print departments all in one.

And we’re excited to open up the doors of this innovative agency to students aged 18 and over who are interested in getting a one week’s work experience with the team. 

During the week-long placement we’ll create a schedule that allows you to spend each of the five days in a different department within Sky Creative, a great way to gain a broad idea of the variety of work the team does and gain first-hand 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 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 Journalism - Journalism Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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 – 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.

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 Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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 not only are they experts in Sky, they know everything about our customers too.

If you’d like to find out more about Marketing and the roles available within the sector, then why not come and join us for work experience?  We’ve got places for people aged 17 and over, across a wide range of teams – everything from our social media, research and planning teams through to the teams who work on specific products such as box sets or movies.

At Sky, Marketing is made up of a number of areas. Product Management delivers the latest cutting-edge products and services that keep Sky ahead of the competition, whether that’s TV, broadband or other services. Brand Marketing keeps the public aware of Sky’s products and services– whether it’s the latest innovations in TV technology such as enhancements to Sky+HD, new channels or even products like  NOW TV; Trading deals directly with our customers, either through online or direct marketing  channels in order to win new business and keep the customers we have; we also have a big research team which provides the research, analysis and insight that highlights marketing opportunities and drives our overall strategy.

As part of work experience at Sky, you will be placed into one of these teams meaning that you will get the chance to develop some specific skills. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain insight into other areas through short introductions. If you’re interested in coming to find out more, then complete the application form. We’d like to see your CV and to know why you’re keen to come in to the Marketing team at Sky.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

Work Experience in Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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

Home Service Apprenticeship Programme (Nationwide)

Applications are currently closed.

You’ll probably have heard that we believe in better. Not only a better experience for our customers, but also a better place to work for our people. After all, it’s our people who make us an industry leader. Join us as a Customer Service Apprentice in Home Service and you’ll become part of this exciting team that’s working to offer the best service in the country.

We have opportunities across the UK, please see below for more information.

Duration: 1 year
Requirements: A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland)
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: October 2017

About the Programme

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky+HD premium package, an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There’s a range of other exciting benefits to fit around your needs too. We proudly support the Government’s initiatives on Apprenticeships, so expect excellent training from the word go. You’ll also be well supported by your line manager and team, helping you to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service within the first 12 months.

 

How the programme works:

As an Apprentice on the Home Service programme, you’ll help make sure every Sky customer you meet has a brilliant experience. You’ll build up the technical skills you need as well the knowledge, confidence and experience to offer great service and become a real ambassador for Sky.  Above all, you’ll deliver a world class in home experience for every customer.

  • This is a one year programme, after which, upon successful completion of the programme, you will join as a permanent member of the team.
  • You’ll be given your own vehicle to travel to our customers’ homes. Supported by experts, you’ll learn not only how to install Sky but also showcase our amazing products, services and content to our customers.
  • For the first 6 weeks, you’ll be learning all the basic skills you’ll need to become an engineer.
  • As well as a buddy, you’ll also be assigned a line manager and assessor to support you through your day to day tasks and qualification, keeping up to date with your progress.
  • There’ll be support for you to grow and develop with peer mentoring and work shadowing opportunities in the contact centres, retail stores, and network events.
  • Your typical working pattern will be 40 hours per week, Monday - Sunday, working 9 hours per day with 1 hour lunch break (including bank holidays and weekends).

 

What we look for:

  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • We’re a friendly bunch here, so a positive and collaborative mind-set is really important.
  • You’ll also need a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points).
  • A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C  in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland).
  • Please note - if you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.

 

Locations and how to apply:

To apply, click on your desired location which will take you to the application page. Please refer to the details in the location links for more information on eligibility.

 

 

What to expect

Hear directly from our Apprenticeship Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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, Java, HTML, CSS, Node JS, Python, Jenkins, GIT, etc.    
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

Be at the centre of delivering large scale projects across Sky that change the game for our customers.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

On this programme, you have the option of choosing between one of two paths:

  • As a Business Analyst (BA), where you’ll be focused on finding innovative solutions, designing an ideal customer experience and working with stakeholders from across the business to define and manage business requirements for change. It’s a role that requires intellectual and analytical rigour.
  • As a Project Manager (PM), where you'll help deliver the change successfully by leading and delivering through the project team, making sure everything runs to schedule, to the agreed budget and to the commercial and business objectives.

In either roles as BA or PM, you’ll:

  • Have  the ability to communicate complex change issues to multiple stakeholders, and also to challenge existing working practices and procedures to make sure that customer needs are kept front and centre of any new projects and initiatives.
  • Be able to build strong working relationships with your stakeholders – including your project team, business stakeholders, and other business areas such as IT, Operations and Marketing
  • Be supported throughout the programme you will be supported by managers and colleagues to enable you to do your very best work. 

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be a confident communicator with an analytical mind – able to communicate complex change issues to different people and to challenge existing working practices and procedures.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. 

Our opportunities in Scotland will close on 15th November 2017.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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.   
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Finance (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Do you want to help deliver, as well as report, business results? Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a very hands-on experience of being an Accountant in the business. You’ll complete analysis that will support new product launches and help us make great decisions – like whether we should invest in a new TV show or a new piece of technology that could change the face of entertainment! In addition, you could gain experience in our Corporate Finance function from managing the company-wide financial results, to investor relations and looking at mergers and acquisitions.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and commercial knowledge, working with people at different levels, in different departments and across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based in our brand new, state-of-the-art offices in West London, complete with an on-site health and fitness centre, hair and beauty salon, a variety of subsidised restaurants and food-to-go options, an after-work roof terrace bar and even our very own Waitrose!

What to expect

Hear directly from our Finance Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Legal Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

 

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

 

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

The programme starts with a five-week induction to help you get started before you go into three 7.5-month business or security focused placements around Technology.

You could work with our teams in TV & Digital Platforms, Network Services and Information Security where we have exciting opportunities to work on our latest mobile apps, launch new channels, explore new technologies to support our internal staff and keep our systems and company secure.

 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be highly numerate and a great problem solver, with a genuine passion for technology.

Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

Working on exciting projects from planning to execution in a fast paced, creative, analytical environment.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Marketing at Sky

Great TV, no matter how brilliant, is a waste of time if no-one watches it. Even with a brand as well-known as Sky, we need to remind people of the outstanding drama, comedy and up-to-the-minute news and sports on offer. Not to mention all the enticing deals and additional products available. You can’t help but have spotted the amazing work our Marketing team do. From billboards to TV adverts, we’re pretty much everywhere. But Marketing at Sky is much more than that.

How the programme works

During this two-year programme, you’ll complete two 12 month rotations in two of the areas below. 

  • ‘Above the line’ (ATL) communication, working in a brand team. This could be in Sports, Movies, Now TV, TV Products, Sky Store, or Sky Difference. You might be working with external agencies, writing briefs and signing off creative designs seen by millions.
  • ‘Below the line’ (BTL) communication, linking with creative agencies. You’ll gain exposure to multiple BTL media channels such as direct mail, email and door drops working across Sky with our teams from Broadband to Customer Management.
  • Strategy & Planning, as part of a Proposition, Planning, or Strategic team. Working in teams like Strategy and Planning, Media Planning or Product Propositions, you’ll apply your strategic thinking and make insightful recommendations based on data and research.
  • Commercial Awareness, within a Commercial team within Marketing. You’ll review the analysis and the stats, reviewing our strategy to make sure targets are met. At the same time you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area
  • You’ll need to demonstrate how much you want to work in Marketing at Sky
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind, you’ll be able to work well as part of a team, juggle priorities and hit deadlines

If you want to play your part in marketing a well-recognised brand , and push yourself to become a top marketing professional apply today.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

Influencing key projects from the start, you’ll play a part in where we go in the future and how we get there.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the strategy team in projects that involve:

  • Developing Sky’s customer proposition
  • Investment in channels and content
  • Assessment of growth opportunities in new markets
  • Assessment of new technologies and the opportunities they offer
  • Competitor analysis
  • Delivery of transformational projects and initiatives

Your rotation will give you experience working in the strategy function and in strategy teams embedded within the business. 

Your skills

Challenging thinking is a big part of our work so having a variety of perspectives and ideas is key to our success. You’ll also have the following:

  • Have or be on track for a minimum 2.1 or equivalent, in any discipline
  • Be  a logical and analytical thinker
  • Have outstanding presentation, negotiation and IT skills
  • Be an effective communicator with a focus on collaboration

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results apply today.

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Work Experience in TV Engineering

If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be aged 16+ and be keen, enthusiastic and interested in Broadcast or TV technology/engineering with good level of maths.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.  

Apply now

Work Experience in Technology (Osterley)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in technology.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Internal Communications

Our Communications experts work in Corporate Affairs. They work to keep people informed, interested and excited about Sky – in Internal Communications that means engaging with our 23,000+ UK employees.

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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 and current affairs.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 5th February 2018

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, it’s our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences and our Internal Communications team play a core role.

Our UK and ROI Internal Communications team are right at the heart of our business, supporting communications Sky wide with teams in London, Ireland and Scotland. We’re a great team passionate about telling compelling stories – helping our people understand and feel part of our initiatives & ideas so they can in turn be advocates of our brand and feel excited for our future.

This opportunity would be with our team based in Livingston who play a crucial role in providing communications support for our Customer Service Group (our customer facing employees and leadership team). Our role is to work with stakeholders to advise, create and develop strategies and messaging, co-ordinate communication plans; inspire behaviour change, and track our audience’s understanding, awareness and engagement with the business. And we’re always on the look-out for opportunities to sync up operational and corporate messages - making sure that communications are tailored and delivered in the right way for our audience. That means our networks are wide and our relationships are strong.

So if you’re a people person, with great written skills, an eye for detail and a creative flair – this is a great opportunity and we’d love to hear from you.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer application questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Internal Communications team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

Apply now

Commercial Graduate Programme

Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? From identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through determining commercial plans to managing sales and churn performance, our Commercial team delivers brilliant results, the right way.  

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us as a Commercial Graduate and be part of the team that continually delivers brilliant results, the right way.

So what kind of things can you expect to get involved in?  Everything – with end-to-end commercial exposure starting with identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through to determining the quarterly and annual commercial plans and managing sales and churn performance.  Over the course of the programme, you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of Commercial Strategy and Planning.

The perks

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there’s a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

Your key responsibilities

During the two-years you’ll complete four 6-month rotations, which include core elements of commercial strategy and trading performance management with further opportunities to explore other commercial disciplines through 1-2 optional placements. At the end of this program, we’d expect to fast track you to a manager role in one of these business areas.

Core placements 

Commercial Strategy and Planning: Working with our Commercial team on one of our key products – Broadband, TV, Sports, Cinema or Mobile you’ll: review and analyse the stats, as well as understand our strategy, to make sure targets are met across both new sales and existing customers.  At the same time, you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.Trading Performance: Working with our Trading Performance teams, you’ll make decisions on a daily basis about pricing, promotions, and sales channel performance, to help improve sales and retention.

Optional placements

Propositional Development: Part of our Propositions team, you’ll look to apply your strategic thinking and customer insights to help determine the new products and services we should launch.Media Planning: Part of our Media Planning team, you’ll apply your strategic knowledge and work with creative agencies to decide where Sky spends their money in ‘Above the line’ and ‘Below the line’ communications.Your skills

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of individuals and teams to get things done, juggle priorities and manage deadlines.
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind and great attention to detail.
  • Able to demonstrate your passion for Sky and driving improvements to performance.

 Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? Then apply today: Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change – at present the closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018. 

 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.

Apply now

Sky Hackathon 2018

Sky's first ever Hackathon will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge.  

Duration: One day
Requirements: You will need to apply with a minimum of 4 people per team, and a maximum of 6.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: Friday 26th January 2018

We’re holding our first ever Sky Hackathon on 26th January 2018!

The Hackathon will be taking place between 9am and 6pm across two locations - Osterley and Leeds- with live reporting across our social media channels. And we want you to attend!

The one-day event will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge. Within a team of 4-6 members, you’ll need to come up with a product idea that could be used by Sky, and develop it throughout the day.

At the end you’ll showcase your demos to a panel of Sky experts, who will decide on the winning team. The best part? You will have the opportunity to take part in tours of Sky HQ, including our studios, and have the chance to win a NOW TV box if you win the challenge.

What’s more, if you stand out, you may even be fast-tracked into assessment centre for the software engineering graduate roles. 

Our Software Academy graduate programmes for testers and developers are currently live- take a look at our website and come prepared for questions. We’ll be on hand to have one-to-one talks and give coding advice throughout the day.

Applications close on 12th January 2018- apply now to avoid disappointment!

Apply now

Software Testers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

During this hands-on, accelerated learning programme, you’ll be working within our Developer team using Agile methodologies on projects to help make sure we stay ahead of the game.

 

Apply now

Technology (Livingston)

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. 

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

Livingston, near Edinburgh is the home of over 700 Technology staff whose focus is on delivering an excellent customer experience.  As part of the Graduate program in here your rotations could be in areas such as Analysis, Development, Infrastructure and Network Operations, Cyber Security, Performance Engineering, Test and Data Science, developing and supporting the key systems and services for our wide customer base.

Recently, graduates have been involved in the launch of new channels, on-going development of Sky Go, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll need to have or be on track to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also have a genuine passion for technology and be able to show us how you have pursued it.
  • In addition, being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team.

Whatever your degree discipline we want to hear from you. Show us your passion for technology and why you want to be at the forefront of delivering game-changing developments starting in July 2018.

 

Apply now

Insight and Decision Science

Our experts working in Insight and Decision Science (IDS) are leading the way when it comes to understanding consumers and creating actionable insight about their behaviours, attitudes, needs, how they like to interact and what makes them tick. This consumer intelligence helps deliver a better experience and service to customers and drives better decision making. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the team responsible for Data Science and Analytics, Research, Customer communication, Digital Implementation, Insight and Reporting. And that’s not all, to kick start your career at Sky, you’ll work towards completing relevant qualifications alongside your experience.

During your programme you’ll work on projects which involve:

  • Solving complex business problems using a wide range of data sources. This ranges from data warehousing and cloud computing to state-of-the-art statistical and computational techniques used and on-the-job learning can open up opportunities in a variety of specialisms such as Machine Learning, AI and Visual Design.  
  • Doing research on understanding customer decision-making process and translating these findings into business focused actions, allowing the consumer voice to be at the heart of Sky.
  • Analysing data and acting as a bridge between research and marketing business areas to focus on the interests of the consumer and features of a brand
  •  Interpreting trends in human behaviors which aims to increase effectiveness of a product or service for the consumer, as well as increase sales for mutual benefit.
  • Collection, deployment and interpretation of data that allows Sky to acquire, develop and retain their customers by targeted marketing

Your skills

  • You’ll have completed or be due to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll have good commercial awareness. 
  • A confident communicator with strong analytical & numerical skills.
  • A conceptual thinker
  • A problem solver
  • Have a passion for our content and products

Girls Only-Technology Insight Evening

Interested in coding and programming, but have no previous technical experience? This evening aims to provide a unique and supportive environment for girls to find out how to begin a career in Software Development. You don't have to be a ‘tech wizz’, but you NEED to be an enthusiastic female, aged 16-24 and have an interest in Technology.

 

Duration: 17.00-18.30
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Monday 16th October 2017

Why sign up?

  • You could have the chance to take part in a free “Get into Tech” course designed by Sky.
  • The ‘Get Into Tech’ course is specifically for girls who are interested in a career in Software Development.
  • It begins with a one week course taking place during October half term (so you won’t miss any school), followed by one evening a week for the next eight weeks(finishing just before the Christmas holidays).

What to expect from the Technology Insight Evening:

  • More details about the ‘Get Into Tech’ Course
  • The chance to have a go at a  practical coding exercise with the support of Sky apprentices
  • Tour of our exciting Sky Campus

Timings: 5pm-7pm (to avoid disappoint, don’t be late)

Next Steps (There is one simple step you need to take):

  • Click and reserve your ticket to the Technology Insight Evening on the Eventbrite page

Any questions, please email earlycareers@sky.uk

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Work Experience in Product Innovation 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: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Marketing Summer Placement

Making sure that people know about Sky’s amazing products and services is the job of our Marketing team. To do this effectively it means they’re experts in everything Sky, and know a lot about our customers too.

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: Marketing Summer Placement
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Joining us for a Summer Placement your role will support the team in making sure that our existing, prospective and new customers know all about our products and how to use them. You could work on a range of projects including direct mail or digital advertising campaigns, understanding how we manage the relationship with our customers efficiently, helping to deliver insight which underpins our strategies or promoting our prized asset, our TV shows.

Working on exciting projects from the initial planning stages and seeing them through to execution is just one of the rewarding aspects of this role. In a fast paced, creative environment, you’ll quickly learn to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks whilst working on various marketing campaigns, researching and planning projects with the rest of your team.

Not only that, we’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with the current Graduates and Apprentices to ensure you get the best out of your time with us and gain a greater insight into the scope of opportunities available post-graduation/school.

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NFTS Graphics and Titles for Television and Film Diploma

The course combines practical experience on TV Entertainment; Science and Natural History; and Sports shows with industry work experience and intensive training.

Duration: 12 months including a four-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A graphics design qualification at degree level is beneficial and a portfolio of graphics work is preferred.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Graphics and Titles Diploma equips students with the specialist skills to become a film and television graphic designer. As part of the course, students receive a four-week placement at Sky. Students will gain the expertise to work on multiple complex projects within the industry and will become innovators and experts in this field. 

An interest in graphic design and motion graphics for television and an ability to work to deadlines as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who can marry good design with computer animation packages.

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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: 22nd January 2018

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 Sky Sports – Soccer AM

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 understanding of football but it is not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan, 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 14th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March , 21st March, 28th March, 4th April, 11th April, 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May and 9th May 2018.

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. 

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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: 12th February 2018

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 Entertainment

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: 5th February, 12th February, 19th February, 26th February, 5th March or 12th March 2018

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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Work Experience in Customer Service – Livingston

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: 04/12/2017

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.

Apply now

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: 22nd January 2018

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 Finance (16-18 year olds)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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. Throughout the week’s work experience, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky. 

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

 

 

 

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Work Experience in PR and Communications (Osterley)

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

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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: 5th February 2018

About the programme

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences. 

Every role in Corporate Affairs plays a key part in delivering our message – whether that’s through managing the PR activities for our leading channels, press and government relations, event management or developing our Bigger Picture work.

You could find yourself in any one of our Corporate Affairs teams; be it External Communications (inc. Corporate Communications, Events and PR for our Entertainment, Sports and News channels); Internal Communications; Policy & Public Affairs or our Bigger Picture team (inc. Sky Academy and Responsible Business).  

Whether you’re interested in growing our reputation through PR, Public Affairs, or our Bigger Picture work, you’ll need good news sense, strong people skills and the ability to write compellingly.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer the two applications questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Corporate Affairs team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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

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Software Academy Summer Placement

Work with our award-winning Software Development teams and create exciting new technologies to make sure Sky stays ahead of the game.

Duration: 6-8 weeks
Requirements: You’ll currently be studying at university and in your penultimate year. If you’ve already graduated, please see our graduate opportunities.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Technology is at the heart of our business, developing new products and services to provide our customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers. 

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend your summer working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

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NFTS Creative Digital Producing Diploma

This 12-month programme teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films and television programmes online.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and passion of television/film/online. They will be able to provide detail of past achievements and demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This National Film and Television School diploma course teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films, games and TV programmes. Students build the knowledge to extend, develop and compliment ‘traditional’ television formats in a digital capacity working across apps, games and social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.

Students develop and produce innovative content for the web and multi-platform 'digital extensions' for film and television.

All students receive mentoring from Sky and will complete a six-week internship at Sky. One student will receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

Apply now

NFTS Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production

Practical training for students in a professional studio environment, including a six-week internship at Sky.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment. Successful applicants will be practical minded and have strong team working skills.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma offers students practical training in a professional studio environment, preparing participants to work in a multi-camera studio environment as a Vision Mixer, a Camera/ Lighting or Sound specialist. As part of the course, students receive a six-week placement and a mentor at Sky. There is an opportunity for one student to receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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Software Developers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

 

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. They develop key websites such as Sky.com and Sky News, as well as our flagship products like NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means you could be working on technology which you’ve used at home, seen advertised on TV and is used by millions of our customers. You’ll also be encouraged to develop skills in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies which will equip you to contribute to our current and future products.

Our graduates on this programme help develop the software that underpins how our products work.  You’ll also play a vital role in the technology that improves the way we work internally. Whatever your project, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success

How the programme works

On this revolutionary seven-month Developer programme, five weeks’ training will give you a complete grounding in software engineering principles, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration. We’ll then support you to work on projects to develop and embed your skills for the next six months. Once the programme ends, you’ll move into a Software Development team on a permanent basis..

Your skills

You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline. You’ll love all aspects of technology and ideally have some experience in developing software applications. You’ll also be familiar with Agile project methodology, and have contributed to or used open source technologies in the past. Being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team will be key.

 

Apply now

Fast Forward

If you’d love to work in TV then come to Sky and we’ll give you 11 months’ paid experience before you head off to uni or start your next job. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a box set binge-watcher, filmmaker or simply can’t stop checking the news, there’s a placement here for you.You’ll work with brilliant teams, gain industry skills, boost your confidence and make friends for life.

Exclusively for Year 13 students in our partner schools in Hounslow, this 11-month paid placement offers you the chance to work in Sky Sports, Sky News, Entertainment, Creative, or Sky Production Services. 

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: Year 13 in a partner Hounslow School
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We want students who love TV, are excited about the prospect of working in media, enjoy communicating, work brilliantly in a team and are natural problem solvers. As well as this, you should be good under pressure, love a challenge and want to gain experience that all your friends will envy. 

Fast Forward is exclusively for Year 13 students who attend one of the following schools/colleges: 

Brentford School for Girls 

Chiswick School 

Cranford Community College 

Feltham Community College 

The Green School for Girls 

Gumley House RC Convent School 

Gunnersbury Catholic School 

The Heathland School 

Heston Community School 

Isleworth and Syon School 

Kingsley Academy

Lampton School 

The Logic Studio School

Rivers Academy Feltham 

St. Marks Catholic School 

West Thames College

Application Process 

If you are successful in your application you will be invited to a 30 minute phone interview in February. The next application step will be attending an assessment day which will take place in March and will involve a group exercise, interview and a tour of the Sky site.

Apply between 6th November 2017 – 7th January 2018

We are running an insight evening on 4th December giving you the chance to come to Sky, learn more about the programme and get top tips on applying well. If you would like to attend, please email us: earlycareers@sky.uk. We would highly recommend that you attend ahead of submitting your application.

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.

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MAMA Youth Project

A nine-month programme that equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

Duration: 12 weeks of intensive training and 6 months of follow-up support
Requirements: The programme is for 18 to 25 year olds who come from BAME communities or challenging backgrounds, including those not in employment or education.
Location(s): London
Start date: Throughout the year

About the programme

MAMA Youth Project equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. The programme puts the participants into a ‘real-time’ work situation during which they have to work in a team to produce a TV show called ‘What’s Up’, which is broadcast on Sky 1.

Apply now

Finance Summer Placement

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams.

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Are you looking for experience in an exciting and dynamic environment, full of bright young people, working for an innovative and ever growing market leader? Then Sky might just be the place for you! Whether we’re commissioning a new TV show or developing a new app, the financial impact is key to decision making, which means our Finance team is at the very heart of what we do.

 

Apply now

Work Experience in TV Operations

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: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Customer Service - Uddingston

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): 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 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.

Procurement

Applications are currently closed.

We want talented people, like you, to join our Procurement Graduate programme and play a key role in the continued success of Sky. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Procurement at Sky

Delivering brilliant entertainment, products and services to our customers is no easy feat. And at Sky, we’re always live. So we depend on our Procurement teams to source the most diverse range of products and services imaginable; from telecoms, to fleet transportation and broadcasting equipment. And this is where you’ll come in, making sure everyone we work with has all the right tools to deliver the game-changing products and services we’re known for.

How the programme works

As a graduate in the team, you’ll rotate in four placements over the course of this three year development programme across the functional procurement areas within: Technology, Entertainment and Group, which includes our Corporate and Marketing operations. You’ll experience the full range of work, while working towards your full CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualification giving you a complete grounding in all things Procurement. 

Some of the key responsibilities include

  • Understand current markets, future trends and suppliers’ business and commercial strategies to assist procurement objectives.
  • Create sourcing strategies, leading / supporting for the relevant portfolios re commercial interaction, meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Involvement with entire procurement process, including supplier identification, internal stakeholder identification and commercial / contract negotiation.
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders and their teams keeping one another fully appraised of supplier communication and involvement.
  • Understand current and future opportunities within key stakeholder areas.
  • Coordinate the procurement process and ensure knowledge transfer of best procurement practice to the business stakeholders.
  • You’ll take the lead in negotiating with suppliers, working closely with the internal teams at Sky to identify ways to improve how we do things. 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • You’ll be creative thinkers and innovative in both outlook and approach
  • A confident communicator who is analytical and possess numerical skills

So if you want to steer the future course of a high-profile business that affects millions of people every day, apply today. 

Finance (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a hands-on experience of being an Accountant in business. You’ll gain experience in producing the financial and operational reporting that will enable us to continue growing every year and, in addition, you’ll complete analysis and partner the business supporting our customer service function.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and working with our Commercial Finance teams across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based across our Finance functions in our Livingston (Watermark) and Dunfermline sites.  On-site facilities include a health and fitness centre and subsidised restaurants.

Marketing (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Imagine promoting something that everybody can enjoy; something that appeals to everyone from four-year-olds to grandparents. Couple that with a brand that is instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re welcomed into over 12 million households across the UK and Ireland. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. 

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English and Maths) plus achieved or studying towards 2 A-Levels (or equivalent). Please note: If you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: September 2017

How our programme works

For the first week, you’ll be on a bespoke Marketing immersion week. This will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to understand the basics of Marketing. Following this, your first year will be spent in one of two Brand teams (Digital Marketing or Mobile Marketing). The second year of your programme will be spent doing two six month rotations across our Trading teams.

Digital Marketing (Year 1)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.

Mobile Marketing (Year 1)You’ll help to build awareness of our latest innovation, Sky Mobile. You’ll support the team in managing the successful delivery of campaigns in line with agreed objectives and brand metrics. You’ll also be working with creative agencies to develop and execute compelling campaign ideas whist ensuring the work is on time and on budget.

Sales and Marketing (Year 2)

You’ll support the Consumer Marketing Team in the marketing and sales performance of our communications and entertainment products. 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 all our products are commercially viable and exactly what our customers want.

 

What we look for

  •  A passion for Marketing and a willingness to learn more about the industry. 
  •  Excellent communication and team working skills.
  •  You’ll be highly ambitious and driven.
  •  You’ll be able to pick things up quickly in this fast-paced environment and able to work well under pressure.
  •  Experienced in using Excel and Powerpoint

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love.  And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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:

  • Conditional Access Team – This department is responsible for the testing and supporting our encryption technologies and also for controlling the Viewing Cards across Sky UK. You’ll learn about the full lifecycle involved to ensure the delivery of a seamless customer experience.

 

  • IDS Development Team – In this role, you’ll play a key part in implementing the best approach to meet the requirements of our customers. You’ll show your analytical skills in developing the most appropriate solution and demonstrate your attention to detail by testing and delivering these requirements. It’s a vital role but we’ll provide you with all the support and guidance you need to deliver great results. To be successful, you’ll have a strong maths background, ideally having completed Highers in Maths.

 

  • UK Information Systems Team – You will gain experience in a number of Software Engineering areas through rotations, which may include Testing, Automation, Technical Analysis, Operational Support and Development. The teams provide services to both our Contact Centre and Engineer communities as well as supporting various online and interactive services provided to Sky’s 11 million UK customer base.

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 Standards 1-3 (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.

 

Technology (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love. And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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

 

  • Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will learn about planning live programme feeds, checking incoming signals for quality, ensuring programme schedules come together and that our channels stay on air over satellite and online.

The department operates 24/7 and the role includes 12 hour shift rotations from 07:00-19:00 or 19:00—07:00 (although these hours can vary in some Operational departments). You’ll be aged 18 or over to be considered for this role, be a strong team player and logical thinker, plus have excellent 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, NowTV 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.   

 

  • Network Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will experience the full Network Operations lifecycle giving you exposure to all functions that provide support 24/7. This includes our Front Line Service Operations, Security, Broadband, Talk, Sky Mobile and many more. A collaborative and personable approach is important particularly as you move around teams as part of the rotations.

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 GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths

Happy to talk flexible working.

Sky News Reporter Apprenticeship 2017 (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as Sky News Correspondent and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desirable: 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: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

As an Apprentice on this brand new programme, you’ll join the Sky News national team reporting the news from around the UK. This role demands strong journalistic instincts, an appetite for breaking news and a determination to get under the skin of the UK.  You’ll be expected to have a passion for researching and delivering stories on a range of topics including health, education, crime, social affairs, technology, consumer and economics.

Based in our Osterley headquarters you’ll be good at developing excellent contacts. You’ll work with the planning team to see how a story starts and is worked on, the intake desk to understand how the news is gathered and gets onto all our platforms every day, and out on the road with some of our field producers and correspondents to be at the cutting edge of a story.

  • This is a two year course
  • In the first year, you’ll spend the first three months at college as you work towards achieving your qualification, attending Sky’s offices as and when required to support your training.  This will include writing skills, media law, ethics and how to structure and develop a story.
  • Following the first three months, you’ll learn on the job, understanding how the news is put together from the planning process through production and editing to the finished report. You’ll also shadow some of our best reporters and camera crews in the country.
  • In the second year, you’ll be given more responsibility, building on everything you’ve learnt in your first year. You’ll have the opportunity to find, research and make your own content for Sky News platforms.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for:

  • A passion for Sky News and Current Affairs
  • You’ll be confident, able to clearly articulate and happy to share your opinions on key topics 
  • A passion for social media with the ability to use it to find, develop and deliver stories across different platforms
  • You’ll be motivated and energetic with excellent communication and team working skills
  • You’ll need a willingness to travel around the UK
  • Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desired:  A minimum of two A Level grades from 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.

Believe in better

Sky Sports News Journalism (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as a Journalism Apprentice in Sky Sports News and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels and platforms.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English Language and Math’s) 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: 11th September 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on this programme, you’ll be expected to be part of all aspects of the 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 here at Sky Sports New.

  • This is a two year course.
  • Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for

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

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 Software Development (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Work Experience in Software Development (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology is at the core of our business, developing new products and services to provide our 11 million customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers.

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend a week working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay do £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

 

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 Sky Sports News HQ

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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

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

Applications are currently closed.

For almost 27 years Sky News has built its reputation on being first for breaking news as well as being at the forefront of innovation. We have won multiple awards over the years for our news coverage both at home and abroad. 

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

Now in 2017 we are not just a 24 hour television news channel but a news service that surfaces across many screens – on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as on Apple TV, Roku and X-Box, not forgetting Sky Q. Some of our biggest audiences are also now on social media. We have millions of fans across Facebook and YouTube and an increasingly large audience gets the news from our Snapchat editions. 

This is your opportunity to spend time at the heart of Sky News, experiencing what it’s like to be in a fast paced environment, alongside one of the most talented teams in the news industry. 

Its competitive – we get hundreds of applications for these highly valued places so you need to convince us that you’re serious about a career in journalism. 

If you get a place you could spend time in one of many different areas from TV news production and our digital teams to Sky News Radio, to the team creating content for our mobile apps. Our placements are very hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to work at the cutting edge of a 24 hour news operation.

The placement is un-waged but successful applicants will receive £15 a day towards travel and expenses.

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 an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department. It provides an in-house creative agency service for business areas across the whole of Sky, delivering brilliant conceptual ideas, creative, design and interactive solutions for a wide range of business requirements across all media. Sky Creative combines On-air Promo, Design & Graphics, Interactive and Print departments all in one.

And we’re excited to open up the doors of this innovative agency to students aged 18 and over who are interested in getting a one week’s work experience with the team. 

During the week-long placement we’ll create a schedule that allows you to spend each of the five days in a different department within Sky Creative, a great way to gain a broad idea of the variety of work the team does and gain first-hand 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 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 Journalism - Journalism Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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 – 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.

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 Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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 not only are they experts in Sky, they know everything about our customers too.

If you’d like to find out more about Marketing and the roles available within the sector, then why not come and join us for work experience?  We’ve got places for people aged 17 and over, across a wide range of teams – everything from our social media, research and planning teams through to the teams who work on specific products such as box sets or movies.

At Sky, Marketing is made up of a number of areas. Product Management delivers the latest cutting-edge products and services that keep Sky ahead of the competition, whether that’s TV, broadband or other services. Brand Marketing keeps the public aware of Sky’s products and services– whether it’s the latest innovations in TV technology such as enhancements to Sky+HD, new channels or even products like  NOW TV; Trading deals directly with our customers, either through online or direct marketing  channels in order to win new business and keep the customers we have; we also have a big research team which provides the research, analysis and insight that highlights marketing opportunities and drives our overall strategy.

As part of work experience at Sky, you will be placed into one of these teams meaning that you will get the chance to develop some specific skills. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain insight into other areas through short introductions. If you’re interested in coming to find out more, then complete the application form. We’d like to see your CV and to know why you’re keen to come in to the Marketing team at Sky.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

Work Experience in Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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

Home Service Apprenticeship Programme (Nationwide)

Applications are currently closed.

You’ll probably have heard that we believe in better. Not only a better experience for our customers, but also a better place to work for our people. After all, it’s our people who make us an industry leader. Join us as a Customer Service Apprentice in Home Service and you’ll become part of this exciting team that’s working to offer the best service in the country.

We have opportunities across the UK, please see below for more information.

Duration: 1 year
Requirements: A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland)
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: October 2017

About the Programme

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky+HD premium package, an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There’s a range of other exciting benefits to fit around your needs too. We proudly support the Government’s initiatives on Apprenticeships, so expect excellent training from the word go. You’ll also be well supported by your line manager and team, helping you to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service within the first 12 months.

 

How the programme works:

As an Apprentice on the Home Service programme, you’ll help make sure every Sky customer you meet has a brilliant experience. You’ll build up the technical skills you need as well the knowledge, confidence and experience to offer great service and become a real ambassador for Sky.  Above all, you’ll deliver a world class in home experience for every customer.

  • This is a one year programme, after which, upon successful completion of the programme, you will join as a permanent member of the team.
  • You’ll be given your own vehicle to travel to our customers’ homes. Supported by experts, you’ll learn not only how to install Sky but also showcase our amazing products, services and content to our customers.
  • For the first 6 weeks, you’ll be learning all the basic skills you’ll need to become an engineer.
  • As well as a buddy, you’ll also be assigned a line manager and assessor to support you through your day to day tasks and qualification, keeping up to date with your progress.
  • There’ll be support for you to grow and develop with peer mentoring and work shadowing opportunities in the contact centres, retail stores, and network events.
  • Your typical working pattern will be 40 hours per week, Monday - Sunday, working 9 hours per day with 1 hour lunch break (including bank holidays and weekends).

 

What we look for:

  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • We’re a friendly bunch here, so a positive and collaborative mind-set is really important.
  • You’ll also need a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points).
  • A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C  in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland).
  • Please note - if you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.

 

Locations and how to apply:

To apply, click on your desired location which will take you to the application page. Please refer to the details in the location links for more information on eligibility.

 

 

What to expect

Hear directly from our Apprenticeship Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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, Java, HTML, CSS, Node JS, Python, Jenkins, GIT, etc.    
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

Be at the centre of delivering large scale projects across Sky that change the game for our customers.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

On this programme, you have the option of choosing between one of two paths:

  • As a Business Analyst (BA), where you’ll be focused on finding innovative solutions, designing an ideal customer experience and working with stakeholders from across the business to define and manage business requirements for change. It’s a role that requires intellectual and analytical rigour.
  • As a Project Manager (PM), where you'll help deliver the change successfully by leading and delivering through the project team, making sure everything runs to schedule, to the agreed budget and to the commercial and business objectives.

In either roles as BA or PM, you’ll:

  • Have  the ability to communicate complex change issues to multiple stakeholders, and also to challenge existing working practices and procedures to make sure that customer needs are kept front and centre of any new projects and initiatives.
  • Be able to build strong working relationships with your stakeholders – including your project team, business stakeholders, and other business areas such as IT, Operations and Marketing
  • Be supported throughout the programme you will be supported by managers and colleagues to enable you to do your very best work. 

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be a confident communicator with an analytical mind – able to communicate complex change issues to different people and to challenge existing working practices and procedures.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. 

Our opportunities in Scotland will close on 15th November 2017.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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.   
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Finance (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Do you want to help deliver, as well as report, business results? Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a very hands-on experience of being an Accountant in the business. You’ll complete analysis that will support new product launches and help us make great decisions – like whether we should invest in a new TV show or a new piece of technology that could change the face of entertainment! In addition, you could gain experience in our Corporate Finance function from managing the company-wide financial results, to investor relations and looking at mergers and acquisitions.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and commercial knowledge, working with people at different levels, in different departments and across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based in our brand new, state-of-the-art offices in West London, complete with an on-site health and fitness centre, hair and beauty salon, a variety of subsidised restaurants and food-to-go options, an after-work roof terrace bar and even our very own Waitrose!

What to expect

Hear directly from our Finance Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Legal Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

 

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

 

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

The programme starts with a five-week induction to help you get started before you go into three 7.5-month business or security focused placements around Technology.

You could work with our teams in TV & Digital Platforms, Network Services and Information Security where we have exciting opportunities to work on our latest mobile apps, launch new channels, explore new technologies to support our internal staff and keep our systems and company secure.

 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be highly numerate and a great problem solver, with a genuine passion for technology.

Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

Working on exciting projects from planning to execution in a fast paced, creative, analytical environment.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Marketing at Sky

Great TV, no matter how brilliant, is a waste of time if no-one watches it. Even with a brand as well-known as Sky, we need to remind people of the outstanding drama, comedy and up-to-the-minute news and sports on offer. Not to mention all the enticing deals and additional products available. You can’t help but have spotted the amazing work our Marketing team do. From billboards to TV adverts, we’re pretty much everywhere. But Marketing at Sky is much more than that.

How the programme works

During this two-year programme, you’ll complete two 12 month rotations in two of the areas below. 

  • ‘Above the line’ (ATL) communication, working in a brand team. This could be in Sports, Movies, Now TV, TV Products, Sky Store, or Sky Difference. You might be working with external agencies, writing briefs and signing off creative designs seen by millions.
  • ‘Below the line’ (BTL) communication, linking with creative agencies. You’ll gain exposure to multiple BTL media channels such as direct mail, email and door drops working across Sky with our teams from Broadband to Customer Management.
  • Strategy & Planning, as part of a Proposition, Planning, or Strategic team. Working in teams like Strategy and Planning, Media Planning or Product Propositions, you’ll apply your strategic thinking and make insightful recommendations based on data and research.
  • Commercial Awareness, within a Commercial team within Marketing. You’ll review the analysis and the stats, reviewing our strategy to make sure targets are met. At the same time you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area
  • You’ll need to demonstrate how much you want to work in Marketing at Sky
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind, you’ll be able to work well as part of a team, juggle priorities and hit deadlines

If you want to play your part in marketing a well-recognised brand , and push yourself to become a top marketing professional apply today.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

Influencing key projects from the start, you’ll play a part in where we go in the future and how we get there.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the strategy team in projects that involve:

  • Developing Sky’s customer proposition
  • Investment in channels and content
  • Assessment of growth opportunities in new markets
  • Assessment of new technologies and the opportunities they offer
  • Competitor analysis
  • Delivery of transformational projects and initiatives

Your rotation will give you experience working in the strategy function and in strategy teams embedded within the business. 

Your skills

Challenging thinking is a big part of our work so having a variety of perspectives and ideas is key to our success. You’ll also have the following:

  • Have or be on track for a minimum 2.1 or equivalent, in any discipline
  • Be  a logical and analytical thinker
  • Have outstanding presentation, negotiation and IT skills
  • Be an effective communicator with a focus on collaboration

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results apply today.

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Work Experience in TV Engineering

If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be aged 16+ and be keen, enthusiastic and interested in Broadcast or TV technology/engineering with good level of maths.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.  

Apply now

Work Experience in Technology (Osterley)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in technology.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Internal Communications

Our Communications experts work in Corporate Affairs. They work to keep people informed, interested and excited about Sky – in Internal Communications that means engaging with our 23,000+ UK employees.

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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 and current affairs.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 5th February 2018

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, it’s our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences and our Internal Communications team play a core role.

Our UK and ROI Internal Communications team are right at the heart of our business, supporting communications Sky wide with teams in London, Ireland and Scotland. We’re a great team passionate about telling compelling stories – helping our people understand and feel part of our initiatives & ideas so they can in turn be advocates of our brand and feel excited for our future.

This opportunity would be with our team based in Livingston who play a crucial role in providing communications support for our Customer Service Group (our customer facing employees and leadership team). Our role is to work with stakeholders to advise, create and develop strategies and messaging, co-ordinate communication plans; inspire behaviour change, and track our audience’s understanding, awareness and engagement with the business. And we’re always on the look-out for opportunities to sync up operational and corporate messages - making sure that communications are tailored and delivered in the right way for our audience. That means our networks are wide and our relationships are strong.

So if you’re a people person, with great written skills, an eye for detail and a creative flair – this is a great opportunity and we’d love to hear from you.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer application questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Internal Communications team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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Commercial Graduate Programme

Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? From identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through determining commercial plans to managing sales and churn performance, our Commercial team delivers brilliant results, the right way.  

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us as a Commercial Graduate and be part of the team that continually delivers brilliant results, the right way.

So what kind of things can you expect to get involved in?  Everything – with end-to-end commercial exposure starting with identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through to determining the quarterly and annual commercial plans and managing sales and churn performance.  Over the course of the programme, you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of Commercial Strategy and Planning.

The perks

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there’s a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

Your key responsibilities

During the two-years you’ll complete four 6-month rotations, which include core elements of commercial strategy and trading performance management with further opportunities to explore other commercial disciplines through 1-2 optional placements. At the end of this program, we’d expect to fast track you to a manager role in one of these business areas.

Core placements 

Commercial Strategy and Planning: Working with our Commercial team on one of our key products – Broadband, TV, Sports, Cinema or Mobile you’ll: review and analyse the stats, as well as understand our strategy, to make sure targets are met across both new sales and existing customers.  At the same time, you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.Trading Performance: Working with our Trading Performance teams, you’ll make decisions on a daily basis about pricing, promotions, and sales channel performance, to help improve sales and retention.

Optional placements

Propositional Development: Part of our Propositions team, you’ll look to apply your strategic thinking and customer insights to help determine the new products and services we should launch.Media Planning: Part of our Media Planning team, you’ll apply your strategic knowledge and work with creative agencies to decide where Sky spends their money in ‘Above the line’ and ‘Below the line’ communications.Your skills

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of individuals and teams to get things done, juggle priorities and manage deadlines.
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind and great attention to detail.
  • Able to demonstrate your passion for Sky and driving improvements to performance.

 Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? Then apply today: Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change – at present the closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018. 

 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.

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Sky Hackathon 2018

Sky's first ever Hackathon will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge.  

Duration: One day
Requirements: You will need to apply with a minimum of 4 people per team, and a maximum of 6.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: Friday 26th January 2018

We’re holding our first ever Sky Hackathon on 26th January 2018!

The Hackathon will be taking place between 9am and 6pm across two locations - Osterley and Leeds- with live reporting across our social media channels. And we want you to attend!

The one-day event will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge. Within a team of 4-6 members, you’ll need to come up with a product idea that could be used by Sky, and develop it throughout the day.

At the end you’ll showcase your demos to a panel of Sky experts, who will decide on the winning team. The best part? You will have the opportunity to take part in tours of Sky HQ, including our studios, and have the chance to win a NOW TV box if you win the challenge.

What’s more, if you stand out, you may even be fast-tracked into assessment centre for the software engineering graduate roles. 

Our Software Academy graduate programmes for testers and developers are currently live- take a look at our website and come prepared for questions. We’ll be on hand to have one-to-one talks and give coding advice throughout the day.

Applications close on 12th January 2018- apply now to avoid disappointment!

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Software Testers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

During this hands-on, accelerated learning programme, you’ll be working within our Developer team using Agile methodologies on projects to help make sure we stay ahead of the game.

 

Apply now

Technology (Livingston)

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. 

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

Livingston, near Edinburgh is the home of over 700 Technology staff whose focus is on delivering an excellent customer experience.  As part of the Graduate program in here your rotations could be in areas such as Analysis, Development, Infrastructure and Network Operations, Cyber Security, Performance Engineering, Test and Data Science, developing and supporting the key systems and services for our wide customer base.

Recently, graduates have been involved in the launch of new channels, on-going development of Sky Go, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll need to have or be on track to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also have a genuine passion for technology and be able to show us how you have pursued it.
  • In addition, being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team.

Whatever your degree discipline we want to hear from you. Show us your passion for technology and why you want to be at the forefront of delivering game-changing developments starting in July 2018.

 

Apply now

Insight and Decision Science

Our experts working in Insight and Decision Science (IDS) are leading the way when it comes to understanding consumers and creating actionable insight about their behaviours, attitudes, needs, how they like to interact and what makes them tick. This consumer intelligence helps deliver a better experience and service to customers and drives better decision making. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the team responsible for Data Science and Analytics, Research, Customer communication, Digital Implementation, Insight and Reporting. And that’s not all, to kick start your career at Sky, you’ll work towards completing relevant qualifications alongside your experience.

During your programme you’ll work on projects which involve:

  • Solving complex business problems using a wide range of data sources. This ranges from data warehousing and cloud computing to state-of-the-art statistical and computational techniques used and on-the-job learning can open up opportunities in a variety of specialisms such as Machine Learning, AI and Visual Design.  
  • Doing research on understanding customer decision-making process and translating these findings into business focused actions, allowing the consumer voice to be at the heart of Sky.
  • Analysing data and acting as a bridge between research and marketing business areas to focus on the interests of the consumer and features of a brand
  •  Interpreting trends in human behaviors which aims to increase effectiveness of a product or service for the consumer, as well as increase sales for mutual benefit.
  • Collection, deployment and interpretation of data that allows Sky to acquire, develop and retain their customers by targeted marketing

Your skills

  • You’ll have completed or be due to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll have good commercial awareness. 
  • A confident communicator with strong analytical & numerical skills.
  • A conceptual thinker
  • A problem solver
  • Have a passion for our content and products

Girls Only-Technology Insight Evening

Interested in coding and programming, but have no previous technical experience? This evening aims to provide a unique and supportive environment for girls to find out how to begin a career in Software Development. You don't have to be a ‘tech wizz’, but you NEED to be an enthusiastic female, aged 16-24 and have an interest in Technology.

 

Duration: 17.00-18.30
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Monday 16th October 2017

Why sign up?

  • You could have the chance to take part in a free “Get into Tech” course designed by Sky.
  • The ‘Get Into Tech’ course is specifically for girls who are interested in a career in Software Development.
  • It begins with a one week course taking place during October half term (so you won’t miss any school), followed by one evening a week for the next eight weeks(finishing just before the Christmas holidays).

What to expect from the Technology Insight Evening:

  • More details about the ‘Get Into Tech’ Course
  • The chance to have a go at a  practical coding exercise with the support of Sky apprentices
  • Tour of our exciting Sky Campus

Timings: 5pm-7pm (to avoid disappoint, don’t be late)

Next Steps (There is one simple step you need to take):

  • Click and reserve your ticket to the Technology Insight Evening on the Eventbrite page

Any questions, please email earlycareers@sky.uk

Sign up

Work Experience in Product Innovation 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: 12th February 2018

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.

Apply now

Marketing Summer Placement

Making sure that people know about Sky’s amazing products and services is the job of our Marketing team. To do this effectively it means they’re experts in everything Sky, and know a lot about our customers too.

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: Marketing Summer Placement
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Joining us for a Summer Placement your role will support the team in making sure that our existing, prospective and new customers know all about our products and how to use them. You could work on a range of projects including direct mail or digital advertising campaigns, understanding how we manage the relationship with our customers efficiently, helping to deliver insight which underpins our strategies or promoting our prized asset, our TV shows.

Working on exciting projects from the initial planning stages and seeing them through to execution is just one of the rewarding aspects of this role. In a fast paced, creative environment, you’ll quickly learn to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks whilst working on various marketing campaigns, researching and planning projects with the rest of your team.

Not only that, we’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with the current Graduates and Apprentices to ensure you get the best out of your time with us and gain a greater insight into the scope of opportunities available post-graduation/school.

Apply now

NFTS Graphics and Titles for Television and Film Diploma

The course combines practical experience on TV Entertainment; Science and Natural History; and Sports shows with industry work experience and intensive training.

Duration: 12 months including a four-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A graphics design qualification at degree level is beneficial and a portfolio of graphics work is preferred.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Graphics and Titles Diploma equips students with the specialist skills to become a film and television graphic designer. As part of the course, students receive a four-week placement at Sky. Students will gain the expertise to work on multiple complex projects within the industry and will become innovators and experts in this field. 

An interest in graphic design and motion graphics for television and an ability to work to deadlines as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who can marry good design with computer animation packages.

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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: 22nd January 2018

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.

Apply now

Work Experience in Sky Sports – Soccer AM

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 understanding of football but it is not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan, 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 14th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March , 21st March, 28th March, 4th April, 11th April, 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May and 9th May 2018.

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. 

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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: 12th February 2018

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 Entertainment

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: 5th February, 12th February, 19th February, 26th February, 5th March or 12th March 2018

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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Work Experience in Customer Service – Livingston

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: 04/12/2017

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 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: 22nd January 2018

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 Finance (16-18 year olds)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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. Throughout the week’s work experience, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky. 

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

 

 

 

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Work Experience in PR and Communications (Osterley)

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

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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: 5th February 2018

About the programme

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences. 

Every role in Corporate Affairs plays a key part in delivering our message – whether that’s through managing the PR activities for our leading channels, press and government relations, event management or developing our Bigger Picture work.

You could find yourself in any one of our Corporate Affairs teams; be it External Communications (inc. Corporate Communications, Events and PR for our Entertainment, Sports and News channels); Internal Communications; Policy & Public Affairs or our Bigger Picture team (inc. Sky Academy and Responsible Business).  

Whether you’re interested in growing our reputation through PR, Public Affairs, or our Bigger Picture work, you’ll need good news sense, strong people skills and the ability to write compellingly.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer the two applications questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Corporate Affairs team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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

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Software Academy Summer Placement

Work with our award-winning Software Development teams and create exciting new technologies to make sure Sky stays ahead of the game.

Duration: 6-8 weeks
Requirements: You’ll currently be studying at university and in your penultimate year. If you’ve already graduated, please see our graduate opportunities.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Technology is at the heart of our business, developing new products and services to provide our customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers. 

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend your summer working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

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NFTS Creative Digital Producing Diploma

This 12-month programme teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films and television programmes online.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and passion of television/film/online. They will be able to provide detail of past achievements and demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This National Film and Television School diploma course teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films, games and TV programmes. Students build the knowledge to extend, develop and compliment ‘traditional’ television formats in a digital capacity working across apps, games and social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.

Students develop and produce innovative content for the web and multi-platform 'digital extensions' for film and television.

All students receive mentoring from Sky and will complete a six-week internship at Sky. One student will receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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NFTS Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production

Practical training for students in a professional studio environment, including a six-week internship at Sky.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment. Successful applicants will be practical minded and have strong team working skills.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma offers students practical training in a professional studio environment, preparing participants to work in a multi-camera studio environment as a Vision Mixer, a Camera/ Lighting or Sound specialist. As part of the course, students receive a six-week placement and a mentor at Sky. There is an opportunity for one student to receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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Software Developers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

 

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. They develop key websites such as Sky.com and Sky News, as well as our flagship products like NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means you could be working on technology which you’ve used at home, seen advertised on TV and is used by millions of our customers. You’ll also be encouraged to develop skills in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies which will equip you to contribute to our current and future products.

Our graduates on this programme help develop the software that underpins how our products work.  You’ll also play a vital role in the technology that improves the way we work internally. Whatever your project, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success

How the programme works

On this revolutionary seven-month Developer programme, five weeks’ training will give you a complete grounding in software engineering principles, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration. We’ll then support you to work on projects to develop and embed your skills for the next six months. Once the programme ends, you’ll move into a Software Development team on a permanent basis..

Your skills

You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline. You’ll love all aspects of technology and ideally have some experience in developing software applications. You’ll also be familiar with Agile project methodology, and have contributed to or used open source technologies in the past. Being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team will be key.

 

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Fast Forward

If you’d love to work in TV then come to Sky and we’ll give you 11 months’ paid experience before you head off to uni or start your next job. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a box set binge-watcher, filmmaker or simply can’t stop checking the news, there’s a placement here for you.You’ll work with brilliant teams, gain industry skills, boost your confidence and make friends for life.

Exclusively for Year 13 students in our partner schools in Hounslow, this 11-month paid placement offers you the chance to work in Sky Sports, Sky News, Entertainment, Creative, or Sky Production Services. 

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: Year 13 in a partner Hounslow School
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We want students who love TV, are excited about the prospect of working in media, enjoy communicating, work brilliantly in a team and are natural problem solvers. As well as this, you should be good under pressure, love a challenge and want to gain experience that all your friends will envy. 

Fast Forward is exclusively for Year 13 students who attend one of the following schools/colleges: 

Brentford School for Girls 

Chiswick School 

Cranford Community College 

Feltham Community College 

The Green School for Girls 

Gumley House RC Convent School 

Gunnersbury Catholic School 

The Heathland School 

Heston Community School 

Isleworth and Syon School 

Kingsley Academy

Lampton School 

The Logic Studio School

Rivers Academy Feltham 

St. Marks Catholic School 

West Thames College

Application Process 

If you are successful in your application you will be invited to a 30 minute phone interview in February. The next application step will be attending an assessment day which will take place in March and will involve a group exercise, interview and a tour of the Sky site.

Apply between 6th November 2017 – 7th January 2018

We are running an insight evening on 4th December giving you the chance to come to Sky, learn more about the programme and get top tips on applying well. If you would like to attend, please email us: earlycareers@sky.uk. We would highly recommend that you attend ahead of submitting your application.

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.

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MAMA Youth Project

A nine-month programme that equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

Duration: 12 weeks of intensive training and 6 months of follow-up support
Requirements: The programme is for 18 to 25 year olds who come from BAME communities or challenging backgrounds, including those not in employment or education.
Location(s): London
Start date: Throughout the year

About the programme

MAMA Youth Project equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. The programme puts the participants into a ‘real-time’ work situation during which they have to work in a team to produce a TV show called ‘What’s Up’, which is broadcast on Sky 1.

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Finance Summer Placement

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams.

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Are you looking for experience in an exciting and dynamic environment, full of bright young people, working for an innovative and ever growing market leader? Then Sky might just be the place for you! Whether we’re commissioning a new TV show or developing a new app, the financial impact is key to decision making, which means our Finance team is at the very heart of what we do.

 

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Work Experience in TV Operations

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: 12th February 2018

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 Service - Uddingston

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): 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 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.

Procurement

Applications are currently closed.

We want talented people, like you, to join our Procurement Graduate programme and play a key role in the continued success of Sky. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Procurement at Sky

Delivering brilliant entertainment, products and services to our customers is no easy feat. And at Sky, we’re always live. So we depend on our Procurement teams to source the most diverse range of products and services imaginable; from telecoms, to fleet transportation and broadcasting equipment. And this is where you’ll come in, making sure everyone we work with has all the right tools to deliver the game-changing products and services we’re known for.

How the programme works

As a graduate in the team, you’ll rotate in four placements over the course of this three year development programme across the functional procurement areas within: Technology, Entertainment and Group, which includes our Corporate and Marketing operations. You’ll experience the full range of work, while working towards your full CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualification giving you a complete grounding in all things Procurement. 

Some of the key responsibilities include

  • Understand current markets, future trends and suppliers’ business and commercial strategies to assist procurement objectives.
  • Create sourcing strategies, leading / supporting for the relevant portfolios re commercial interaction, meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Involvement with entire procurement process, including supplier identification, internal stakeholder identification and commercial / contract negotiation.
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders and their teams keeping one another fully appraised of supplier communication and involvement.
  • Understand current and future opportunities within key stakeholder areas.
  • Coordinate the procurement process and ensure knowledge transfer of best procurement practice to the business stakeholders.
  • You’ll take the lead in negotiating with suppliers, working closely with the internal teams at Sky to identify ways to improve how we do things. 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • You’ll be creative thinkers and innovative in both outlook and approach
  • A confident communicator who is analytical and possess numerical skills

So if you want to steer the future course of a high-profile business that affects millions of people every day, apply today. 

Finance (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a hands-on experience of being an Accountant in business. You’ll gain experience in producing the financial and operational reporting that will enable us to continue growing every year and, in addition, you’ll complete analysis and partner the business supporting our customer service function.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and working with our Commercial Finance teams across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based across our Finance functions in our Livingston (Watermark) and Dunfermline sites.  On-site facilities include a health and fitness centre and subsidised restaurants.

Marketing (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Imagine promoting something that everybody can enjoy; something that appeals to everyone from four-year-olds to grandparents. Couple that with a brand that is instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re welcomed into over 12 million households across the UK and Ireland. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. 

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English and Maths) plus achieved or studying towards 2 A-Levels (or equivalent). Please note: If you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: September 2017

How our programme works

For the first week, you’ll be on a bespoke Marketing immersion week. This will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to understand the basics of Marketing. Following this, your first year will be spent in one of two Brand teams (Digital Marketing or Mobile Marketing). The second year of your programme will be spent doing two six month rotations across our Trading teams.

Digital Marketing (Year 1)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.

Mobile Marketing (Year 1)You’ll help to build awareness of our latest innovation, Sky Mobile. You’ll support the team in managing the successful delivery of campaigns in line with agreed objectives and brand metrics. You’ll also be working with creative agencies to develop and execute compelling campaign ideas whist ensuring the work is on time and on budget.

Sales and Marketing (Year 2)

You’ll support the Consumer Marketing Team in the marketing and sales performance of our communications and entertainment products. 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 all our products are commercially viable and exactly what our customers want.

 

What we look for

  •  A passion for Marketing and a willingness to learn more about the industry. 
  •  Excellent communication and team working skills.
  •  You’ll be highly ambitious and driven.
  •  You’ll be able to pick things up quickly in this fast-paced environment and able to work well under pressure.
  •  Experienced in using Excel and Powerpoint

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love.  And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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:

  • Conditional Access Team – This department is responsible for the testing and supporting our encryption technologies and also for controlling the Viewing Cards across Sky UK. You’ll learn about the full lifecycle involved to ensure the delivery of a seamless customer experience.

 

  • IDS Development Team – In this role, you’ll play a key part in implementing the best approach to meet the requirements of our customers. You’ll show your analytical skills in developing the most appropriate solution and demonstrate your attention to detail by testing and delivering these requirements. It’s a vital role but we’ll provide you with all the support and guidance you need to deliver great results. To be successful, you’ll have a strong maths background, ideally having completed Highers in Maths.

 

  • UK Information Systems Team – You will gain experience in a number of Software Engineering areas through rotations, which may include Testing, Automation, Technical Analysis, Operational Support and Development. The teams provide services to both our Contact Centre and Engineer communities as well as supporting various online and interactive services provided to Sky’s 11 million UK customer base.

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 Standards 1-3 (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.

 

Technology (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love. And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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

 

  • Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will learn about planning live programme feeds, checking incoming signals for quality, ensuring programme schedules come together and that our channels stay on air over satellite and online.

The department operates 24/7 and the role includes 12 hour shift rotations from 07:00-19:00 or 19:00—07:00 (although these hours can vary in some Operational departments). You’ll be aged 18 or over to be considered for this role, be a strong team player and logical thinker, plus have excellent 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, NowTV 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.   

 

  • Network Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will experience the full Network Operations lifecycle giving you exposure to all functions that provide support 24/7. This includes our Front Line Service Operations, Security, Broadband, Talk, Sky Mobile and many more. A collaborative and personable approach is important particularly as you move around teams as part of the rotations.

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 GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths

Happy to talk flexible working.

Sky News Reporter Apprenticeship 2017 (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as Sky News Correspondent and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desirable: 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: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

As an Apprentice on this brand new programme, you’ll join the Sky News national team reporting the news from around the UK. This role demands strong journalistic instincts, an appetite for breaking news and a determination to get under the skin of the UK.  You’ll be expected to have a passion for researching and delivering stories on a range of topics including health, education, crime, social affairs, technology, consumer and economics.

Based in our Osterley headquarters you’ll be good at developing excellent contacts. You’ll work with the planning team to see how a story starts and is worked on, the intake desk to understand how the news is gathered and gets onto all our platforms every day, and out on the road with some of our field producers and correspondents to be at the cutting edge of a story.

  • This is a two year course
  • In the first year, you’ll spend the first three months at college as you work towards achieving your qualification, attending Sky’s offices as and when required to support your training.  This will include writing skills, media law, ethics and how to structure and develop a story.
  • Following the first three months, you’ll learn on the job, understanding how the news is put together from the planning process through production and editing to the finished report. You’ll also shadow some of our best reporters and camera crews in the country.
  • In the second year, you’ll be given more responsibility, building on everything you’ve learnt in your first year. You’ll have the opportunity to find, research and make your own content for Sky News platforms.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for:

  • A passion for Sky News and Current Affairs
  • You’ll be confident, able to clearly articulate and happy to share your opinions on key topics 
  • A passion for social media with the ability to use it to find, develop and deliver stories across different platforms
  • You’ll be motivated and energetic with excellent communication and team working skills
  • You’ll need a willingness to travel around the UK
  • Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desired:  A minimum of two A Level grades from 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.

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Sky Sports News Journalism (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as a Journalism Apprentice in Sky Sports News and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels and platforms.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English Language and Math’s) 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: 11th September 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on this programme, you’ll be expected to be part of all aspects of the 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 here at Sky Sports New.

  • This is a two year course.
  • Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for

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

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 Software Development (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Work Experience in Software Development (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology is at the core of our business, developing new products and services to provide our 11 million customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers.

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend a week working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay do £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

 

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 Sky Sports News HQ

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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

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

Applications are currently closed.

For almost 27 years Sky News has built its reputation on being first for breaking news as well as being at the forefront of innovation. We have won multiple awards over the years for our news coverage both at home and abroad. 

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

Now in 2017 we are not just a 24 hour television news channel but a news service that surfaces across many screens – on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as on Apple TV, Roku and X-Box, not forgetting Sky Q. Some of our biggest audiences are also now on social media. We have millions of fans across Facebook and YouTube and an increasingly large audience gets the news from our Snapchat editions. 

This is your opportunity to spend time at the heart of Sky News, experiencing what it’s like to be in a fast paced environment, alongside one of the most talented teams in the news industry. 

Its competitive – we get hundreds of applications for these highly valued places so you need to convince us that you’re serious about a career in journalism. 

If you get a place you could spend time in one of many different areas from TV news production and our digital teams to Sky News Radio, to the team creating content for our mobile apps. Our placements are very hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to work at the cutting edge of a 24 hour news operation.

The placement is un-waged but successful applicants will receive £15 a day towards travel and expenses.

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 an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department. It provides an in-house creative agency service for business areas across the whole of Sky, delivering brilliant conceptual ideas, creative, design and interactive solutions for a wide range of business requirements across all media. Sky Creative combines On-air Promo, Design & Graphics, Interactive and Print departments all in one.

And we’re excited to open up the doors of this innovative agency to students aged 18 and over who are interested in getting a one week’s work experience with the team. 

During the week-long placement we’ll create a schedule that allows you to spend each of the five days in a different department within Sky Creative, a great way to gain a broad idea of the variety of work the team does and gain first-hand 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 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 Journalism - Journalism Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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 – 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.

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 Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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 not only are they experts in Sky, they know everything about our customers too.

If you’d like to find out more about Marketing and the roles available within the sector, then why not come and join us for work experience?  We’ve got places for people aged 17 and over, across a wide range of teams – everything from our social media, research and planning teams through to the teams who work on specific products such as box sets or movies.

At Sky, Marketing is made up of a number of areas. Product Management delivers the latest cutting-edge products and services that keep Sky ahead of the competition, whether that’s TV, broadband or other services. Brand Marketing keeps the public aware of Sky’s products and services– whether it’s the latest innovations in TV technology such as enhancements to Sky+HD, new channels or even products like  NOW TV; Trading deals directly with our customers, either through online or direct marketing  channels in order to win new business and keep the customers we have; we also have a big research team which provides the research, analysis and insight that highlights marketing opportunities and drives our overall strategy.

As part of work experience at Sky, you will be placed into one of these teams meaning that you will get the chance to develop some specific skills. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain insight into other areas through short introductions. If you’re interested in coming to find out more, then complete the application form. We’d like to see your CV and to know why you’re keen to come in to the Marketing team at Sky.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

Work Experience in Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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

Home Service Apprenticeship Programme (Nationwide)

Applications are currently closed.

You’ll probably have heard that we believe in better. Not only a better experience for our customers, but also a better place to work for our people. After all, it’s our people who make us an industry leader. Join us as a Customer Service Apprentice in Home Service and you’ll become part of this exciting team that’s working to offer the best service in the country.

We have opportunities across the UK, please see below for more information.

Duration: 1 year
Requirements: A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland)
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: October 2017

About the Programme

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky+HD premium package, an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There’s a range of other exciting benefits to fit around your needs too. We proudly support the Government’s initiatives on Apprenticeships, so expect excellent training from the word go. You’ll also be well supported by your line manager and team, helping you to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service within the first 12 months.

 

How the programme works:

As an Apprentice on the Home Service programme, you’ll help make sure every Sky customer you meet has a brilliant experience. You’ll build up the technical skills you need as well the knowledge, confidence and experience to offer great service and become a real ambassador for Sky.  Above all, you’ll deliver a world class in home experience for every customer.

  • This is a one year programme, after which, upon successful completion of the programme, you will join as a permanent member of the team.
  • You’ll be given your own vehicle to travel to our customers’ homes. Supported by experts, you’ll learn not only how to install Sky but also showcase our amazing products, services and content to our customers.
  • For the first 6 weeks, you’ll be learning all the basic skills you’ll need to become an engineer.
  • As well as a buddy, you’ll also be assigned a line manager and assessor to support you through your day to day tasks and qualification, keeping up to date with your progress.
  • There’ll be support for you to grow and develop with peer mentoring and work shadowing opportunities in the contact centres, retail stores, and network events.
  • Your typical working pattern will be 40 hours per week, Monday - Sunday, working 9 hours per day with 1 hour lunch break (including bank holidays and weekends).

 

What we look for:

  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • We’re a friendly bunch here, so a positive and collaborative mind-set is really important.
  • You’ll also need a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points).
  • A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C  in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland).
  • Please note - if you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.

 

Locations and how to apply:

To apply, click on your desired location which will take you to the application page. Please refer to the details in the location links for more information on eligibility.

 

 

What to expect

Hear directly from our Apprenticeship Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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, Java, HTML, CSS, Node JS, Python, Jenkins, GIT, etc.    
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

Be at the centre of delivering large scale projects across Sky that change the game for our customers.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

On this programme, you have the option of choosing between one of two paths:

  • As a Business Analyst (BA), where you’ll be focused on finding innovative solutions, designing an ideal customer experience and working with stakeholders from across the business to define and manage business requirements for change. It’s a role that requires intellectual and analytical rigour.
  • As a Project Manager (PM), where you'll help deliver the change successfully by leading and delivering through the project team, making sure everything runs to schedule, to the agreed budget and to the commercial and business objectives.

In either roles as BA or PM, you’ll:

  • Have  the ability to communicate complex change issues to multiple stakeholders, and also to challenge existing working practices and procedures to make sure that customer needs are kept front and centre of any new projects and initiatives.
  • Be able to build strong working relationships with your stakeholders – including your project team, business stakeholders, and other business areas such as IT, Operations and Marketing
  • Be supported throughout the programme you will be supported by managers and colleagues to enable you to do your very best work. 

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be a confident communicator with an analytical mind – able to communicate complex change issues to different people and to challenge existing working practices and procedures.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. 

Our opportunities in Scotland will close on 15th November 2017.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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.   
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Finance (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Do you want to help deliver, as well as report, business results? Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a very hands-on experience of being an Accountant in the business. You’ll complete analysis that will support new product launches and help us make great decisions – like whether we should invest in a new TV show or a new piece of technology that could change the face of entertainment! In addition, you could gain experience in our Corporate Finance function from managing the company-wide financial results, to investor relations and looking at mergers and acquisitions.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and commercial knowledge, working with people at different levels, in different departments and across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based in our brand new, state-of-the-art offices in West London, complete with an on-site health and fitness centre, hair and beauty salon, a variety of subsidised restaurants and food-to-go options, an after-work roof terrace bar and even our very own Waitrose!

What to expect

Hear directly from our Finance Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Legal Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

 

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

 

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

The programme starts with a five-week induction to help you get started before you go into three 7.5-month business or security focused placements around Technology.

You could work with our teams in TV & Digital Platforms, Network Services and Information Security where we have exciting opportunities to work on our latest mobile apps, launch new channels, explore new technologies to support our internal staff and keep our systems and company secure.

 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be highly numerate and a great problem solver, with a genuine passion for technology.

Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

Working on exciting projects from planning to execution in a fast paced, creative, analytical environment.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Marketing at Sky

Great TV, no matter how brilliant, is a waste of time if no-one watches it. Even with a brand as well-known as Sky, we need to remind people of the outstanding drama, comedy and up-to-the-minute news and sports on offer. Not to mention all the enticing deals and additional products available. You can’t help but have spotted the amazing work our Marketing team do. From billboards to TV adverts, we’re pretty much everywhere. But Marketing at Sky is much more than that.

How the programme works

During this two-year programme, you’ll complete two 12 month rotations in two of the areas below. 

  • ‘Above the line’ (ATL) communication, working in a brand team. This could be in Sports, Movies, Now TV, TV Products, Sky Store, or Sky Difference. You might be working with external agencies, writing briefs and signing off creative designs seen by millions.
  • ‘Below the line’ (BTL) communication, linking with creative agencies. You’ll gain exposure to multiple BTL media channels such as direct mail, email and door drops working across Sky with our teams from Broadband to Customer Management.
  • Strategy & Planning, as part of a Proposition, Planning, or Strategic team. Working in teams like Strategy and Planning, Media Planning or Product Propositions, you’ll apply your strategic thinking and make insightful recommendations based on data and research.
  • Commercial Awareness, within a Commercial team within Marketing. You’ll review the analysis and the stats, reviewing our strategy to make sure targets are met. At the same time you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area
  • You’ll need to demonstrate how much you want to work in Marketing at Sky
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind, you’ll be able to work well as part of a team, juggle priorities and hit deadlines

If you want to play your part in marketing a well-recognised brand , and push yourself to become a top marketing professional apply today.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

Influencing key projects from the start, you’ll play a part in where we go in the future and how we get there.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the strategy team in projects that involve:

  • Developing Sky’s customer proposition
  • Investment in channels and content
  • Assessment of growth opportunities in new markets
  • Assessment of new technologies and the opportunities they offer
  • Competitor analysis
  • Delivery of transformational projects and initiatives

Your rotation will give you experience working in the strategy function and in strategy teams embedded within the business. 

Your skills

Challenging thinking is a big part of our work so having a variety of perspectives and ideas is key to our success. You’ll also have the following:

  • Have or be on track for a minimum 2.1 or equivalent, in any discipline
  • Be  a logical and analytical thinker
  • Have outstanding presentation, negotiation and IT skills
  • Be an effective communicator with a focus on collaboration

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results apply today.

Any questions about our programmes?

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. 

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Work Experience in TV Engineering

If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be aged 16+ and be keen, enthusiastic and interested in Broadcast or TV technology/engineering with good level of maths.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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.  

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Work Experience in Technology (Osterley)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: You must be 16 or over, with a keen interest in technology.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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 Internal Communications

Our Communications experts work in Corporate Affairs. They work to keep people informed, interested and excited about Sky – in Internal Communications that means engaging with our 23,000+ UK employees.

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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 and current affairs.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 5th February 2018

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, it’s our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences and our Internal Communications team play a core role.

Our UK and ROI Internal Communications team are right at the heart of our business, supporting communications Sky wide with teams in London, Ireland and Scotland. We’re a great team passionate about telling compelling stories – helping our people understand and feel part of our initiatives & ideas so they can in turn be advocates of our brand and feel excited for our future.

This opportunity would be with our team based in Livingston who play a crucial role in providing communications support for our Customer Service Group (our customer facing employees and leadership team). Our role is to work with stakeholders to advise, create and develop strategies and messaging, co-ordinate communication plans; inspire behaviour change, and track our audience’s understanding, awareness and engagement with the business. And we’re always on the look-out for opportunities to sync up operational and corporate messages - making sure that communications are tailored and delivered in the right way for our audience. That means our networks are wide and our relationships are strong.

So if you’re a people person, with great written skills, an eye for detail and a creative flair – this is a great opportunity and we’d love to hear from you.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer application questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Internal Communications team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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Commercial Graduate Programme

Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? From identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through determining commercial plans to managing sales and churn performance, our Commercial team delivers brilliant results, the right way.  

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us as a Commercial Graduate and be part of the team that continually delivers brilliant results, the right way.

So what kind of things can you expect to get involved in?  Everything – with end-to-end commercial exposure starting with identification of new market opportunities and products to launch, through to determining the quarterly and annual commercial plans and managing sales and churn performance.  Over the course of the programme, you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of Commercial Strategy and Planning.

The perks

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there’s a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

Your key responsibilities

During the two-years you’ll complete four 6-month rotations, which include core elements of commercial strategy and trading performance management with further opportunities to explore other commercial disciplines through 1-2 optional placements. At the end of this program, we’d expect to fast track you to a manager role in one of these business areas.

Core placements 

Commercial Strategy and Planning: Working with our Commercial team on one of our key products – Broadband, TV, Sports, Cinema or Mobile you’ll: review and analyse the stats, as well as understand our strategy, to make sure targets are met across both new sales and existing customers.  At the same time, you'll gain a firm understanding of the external marketplace and Sky’s position in it.Trading Performance: Working with our Trading Performance teams, you’ll make decisions on a daily basis about pricing, promotions, and sales channel performance, to help improve sales and retention.

Optional placements

Propositional Development: Part of our Propositions team, you’ll look to apply your strategic thinking and customer insights to help determine the new products and services we should launch.Media Planning: Part of our Media Planning team, you’ll apply your strategic knowledge and work with creative agencies to decide where Sky spends their money in ‘Above the line’ and ‘Below the line’ communications.Your skills

Your skills

  • You’ll need to hold or be on track to achieve an undergraduate degree in any area.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of individuals and teams to get things done, juggle priorities and manage deadlines.
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind and great attention to detail.
  • Able to demonstrate your passion for Sky and driving improvements to performance.

 Want to be part of the commercial strategy for Europe’s leading entertainment company? Then apply today: Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change – at present the closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018. 

 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.

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Sky Hackathon 2018

Sky's first ever Hackathon will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge.  

Duration: One day
Requirements: You will need to apply with a minimum of 4 people per team, and a maximum of 6.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: Friday 26th January 2018

We’re holding our first ever Sky Hackathon on 26th January 2018!

The Hackathon will be taking place between 9am and 6pm across two locations - Osterley and Leeds- with live reporting across our social media channels. And we want you to attend!

The one-day event will give university and college student teams the opportunity to compete in a software design challenge. Within a team of 4-6 members, you’ll need to come up with a product idea that could be used by Sky, and develop it throughout the day.

At the end you’ll showcase your demos to a panel of Sky experts, who will decide on the winning team. The best part? You will have the opportunity to take part in tours of Sky HQ, including our studios, and have the chance to win a NOW TV box if you win the challenge.

What’s more, if you stand out, you may even be fast-tracked into assessment centre for the software engineering graduate roles. 

Our Software Academy graduate programmes for testers and developers are currently live- take a look at our website and come prepared for questions. We’ll be on hand to have one-to-one talks and give coding advice throughout the day.

Applications close on 12th January 2018- apply now to avoid disappointment!

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Software Testers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

During this hands-on, accelerated learning programme, you’ll be working within our Developer team using Agile methodologies on projects to help make sure we stay ahead of the game.

 

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Technology (Livingston)

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. 

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Our graduates get involved in our pioneering technologies from the get-go.

Working in collaborative teams they’ve worked on the systems that beam amazing entertainment into over one in three UK and Irish homes, the infrastructure that delivers online and mobile content to millions of customers; whenever they want, wherever they are. They’ve learnt about the technology underpinning broadband so fast that everything else seems like dial-up. They’ve helped launch new channels, on-going development of Sky Q, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and on-screen Sky Sports commentators.

What will you be involved with next?

 

How the programme works

Livingston, near Edinburgh is the home of over 700 Technology staff whose focus is on delivering an excellent customer experience.  As part of the Graduate program in here your rotations could be in areas such as Analysis, Development, Infrastructure and Network Operations, Cyber Security, Performance Engineering, Test and Data Science, developing and supporting the key systems and services for our wide customer base.

Recently, graduates have been involved in the launch of new channels, on-going development of Sky Go, Sky AdSmart and NOW TV, as well as the technology behind services used by our customers and

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll need to have or be on track to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also have a genuine passion for technology and be able to show us how you have pursued it.
  • In addition, being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team.

Whatever your degree discipline we want to hear from you. Show us your passion for technology and why you want to be at the forefront of delivering game-changing developments starting in July 2018.

 

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Insight and Decision Science

Our experts working in Insight and Decision Science (IDS) are leading the way when it comes to understanding consumers and creating actionable insight about their behaviours, attitudes, needs, how they like to interact and what makes them tick. This consumer intelligence helps deliver a better experience and service to customers and drives better decision making. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2018

About the programme

This exciting opportunity will see you working as part of the team responsible for Data Science and Analytics, Research, Customer communication, Digital Implementation, Insight and Reporting. And that’s not all, to kick start your career at Sky, you’ll work towards completing relevant qualifications alongside your experience.

During your programme you’ll work on projects which involve:

  • Solving complex business problems using a wide range of data sources. This ranges from data warehousing and cloud computing to state-of-the-art statistical and computational techniques used and on-the-job learning can open up opportunities in a variety of specialisms such as Machine Learning, AI and Visual Design.  
  • Doing research on understanding customer decision-making process and translating these findings into business focused actions, allowing the consumer voice to be at the heart of Sky.
  • Analysing data and acting as a bridge between research and marketing business areas to focus on the interests of the consumer and features of a brand
  •  Interpreting trends in human behaviors which aims to increase effectiveness of a product or service for the consumer, as well as increase sales for mutual benefit.
  • Collection, deployment and interpretation of data that allows Sky to acquire, develop and retain their customers by targeted marketing

Your skills

  • You’ll have completed or be due to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll have good commercial awareness. 
  • A confident communicator with strong analytical & numerical skills.
  • A conceptual thinker
  • A problem solver
  • Have a passion for our content and products

Girls Only-Technology Insight Evening

Interested in coding and programming, but have no previous technical experience? This evening aims to provide a unique and supportive environment for girls to find out how to begin a career in Software Development. You don't have to be a ‘tech wizz’, but you NEED to be an enthusiastic female, aged 16-24 and have an interest in Technology.

 

Duration: 17.00-18.30
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Monday 16th October 2017

Why sign up?

  • You could have the chance to take part in a free “Get into Tech” course designed by Sky.
  • The ‘Get Into Tech’ course is specifically for girls who are interested in a career in Software Development.
  • It begins with a one week course taking place during October half term (so you won’t miss any school), followed by one evening a week for the next eight weeks(finishing just before the Christmas holidays).

What to expect from the Technology Insight Evening:

  • More details about the ‘Get Into Tech’ Course
  • The chance to have a go at a  practical coding exercise with the support of Sky apprentices
  • Tour of our exciting Sky Campus

Timings: 5pm-7pm (to avoid disappoint, don’t be late)

Next Steps (There is one simple step you need to take):

  • Click and reserve your ticket to the Technology Insight Evening on the Eventbrite page

Any questions, please email earlycareers@sky.uk

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Work Experience in Product Innovation 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: 12th February 2018

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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Marketing Summer Placement

Making sure that people know about Sky’s amazing products and services is the job of our Marketing team. To do this effectively it means they’re experts in everything Sky, and know a lot about our customers too.

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: Marketing Summer Placement
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Joining us for a Summer Placement your role will support the team in making sure that our existing, prospective and new customers know all about our products and how to use them. You could work on a range of projects including direct mail or digital advertising campaigns, understanding how we manage the relationship with our customers efficiently, helping to deliver insight which underpins our strategies or promoting our prized asset, our TV shows.

Working on exciting projects from the initial planning stages and seeing them through to execution is just one of the rewarding aspects of this role. In a fast paced, creative environment, you’ll quickly learn to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks whilst working on various marketing campaigns, researching and planning projects with the rest of your team.

Not only that, we’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with the current Graduates and Apprentices to ensure you get the best out of your time with us and gain a greater insight into the scope of opportunities available post-graduation/school.

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NFTS Graphics and Titles for Television and Film Diploma

The course combines practical experience on TV Entertainment; Science and Natural History; and Sports shows with industry work experience and intensive training.

Duration: 12 months including a four-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A graphics design qualification at degree level is beneficial and a portfolio of graphics work is preferred.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Graphics and Titles Diploma equips students with the specialist skills to become a film and television graphic designer. As part of the course, students receive a four-week placement at Sky. Students will gain the expertise to work on multiple complex projects within the industry and will become innovators and experts in this field. 

An interest in graphic design and motion graphics for television and an ability to work to deadlines as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who can marry good design with computer animation packages.

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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: 22nd January 2018

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 Sky Sports – Soccer AM

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 understanding of football but it is not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 10th Jan, 17th Jan, 24th Jan, 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 14th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March , 21st March, 28th March, 4th April, 11th April, 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May and 9th May 2018.

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. 

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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: 12th February 2018

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 Entertainment

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: 5th February, 12th February, 19th February, 26th February, 5th March or 12th March 2018

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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Work Experience in Customer Service – Livingston

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: 04/12/2017

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 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: 22nd January 2018

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 Finance (16-18 year olds)

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 12th February 2018

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. Throughout the week’s work experience, you’ll learn about how Finance works at Sky. 

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

 

 

 

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Work Experience in PR and Communications (Osterley)

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

What to know more? Come and join us on work experience.

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: 5th February 2018

About the programme

In Sky’s Corporate Affairs team, we’re passionate advocates of what Sky has to offer its customers, staff and the wider community and we want to shout about it. Put simply, our job is to protect and enhance Sky’s corporate reputation across a range of audiences. 

Every role in Corporate Affairs plays a key part in delivering our message – whether that’s through managing the PR activities for our leading channels, press and government relations, event management or developing our Bigger Picture work.

You could find yourself in any one of our Corporate Affairs teams; be it External Communications (inc. Corporate Communications, Events and PR for our Entertainment, Sports and News channels); Internal Communications; Policy & Public Affairs or our Bigger Picture team (inc. Sky Academy and Responsible Business).  

Whether you’re interested in growing our reputation through PR, Public Affairs, or our Bigger Picture work, you’ll need good news sense, strong people skills and the ability to write compellingly.

To apply attach your CV, a covering letter and answer the two applications questions explaining why you’d like work experience in the Corporate Affairs team at Sky.

You must be aged 18 or over, have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (including English and Maths) and an interest in PR, communications and current affairs.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

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

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Software Academy Summer Placement

Work with our award-winning Software Development teams and create exciting new technologies to make sure Sky stays ahead of the game.

Duration: 6-8 weeks
Requirements: You’ll currently be studying at university and in your penultimate year. If you’ve already graduated, please see our graduate opportunities.
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Technology is at the heart of our business, developing new products and services to provide our customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers. 

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend your summer working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

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NFTS Creative Digital Producing Diploma

This 12-month programme teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films and television programmes online.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and passion of television/film/online. They will be able to provide detail of past achievements and demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This National Film and Television School diploma course teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films, games and TV programmes. Students build the knowledge to extend, develop and compliment ‘traditional’ television formats in a digital capacity working across apps, games and social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.

Students develop and produce innovative content for the web and multi-platform 'digital extensions' for film and television.

All students receive mentoring from Sky and will complete a six-week internship at Sky. One student will receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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NFTS Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production

Practical training for students in a professional studio environment, including a six-week internship at Sky.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment. Successful applicants will be practical minded and have strong team working skills.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma offers students practical training in a professional studio environment, preparing participants to work in a multi-camera studio environment as a Vision Mixer, a Camera/ Lighting or Sound specialist. As part of the course, students receive a six-week placement and a mentor at Sky. There is an opportunity for one student to receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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Software Developers

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

 

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Leeds and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. They develop key websites such as Sky.com and Sky News, as well as our flagship products like NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means you could be working on technology which you’ve used at home, seen advertised on TV and is used by millions of our customers. You’ll also be encouraged to develop skills in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies which will equip you to contribute to our current and future products.

Our graduates on this programme help develop the software that underpins how our products work.  You’ll also play a vital role in the technology that improves the way we work internally. Whatever your project, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success

How the programme works

On this revolutionary seven-month Developer programme, five weeks’ training will give you a complete grounding in software engineering principles, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration. We’ll then support you to work on projects to develop and embed your skills for the next six months. Once the programme ends, you’ll move into a Software Development team on a permanent basis..

Your skills

You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline. You’ll love all aspects of technology and ideally have some experience in developing software applications. You’ll also be familiar with Agile project methodology, and have contributed to or used open source technologies in the past. Being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team will be key.

 

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Fast Forward

If you’d love to work in TV then come to Sky and we’ll give you 11 months’ paid experience before you head off to uni or start your next job. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a box set binge-watcher, filmmaker or simply can’t stop checking the news, there’s a placement here for you.You’ll work with brilliant teams, gain industry skills, boost your confidence and make friends for life.

Exclusively for Year 13 students in our partner schools in Hounslow, this 11-month paid placement offers you the chance to work in Sky Sports, Sky News, Entertainment, Creative, or Sky Production Services. 

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: Year 13 in a partner Hounslow School
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We want students who love TV, are excited about the prospect of working in media, enjoy communicating, work brilliantly in a team and are natural problem solvers. As well as this, you should be good under pressure, love a challenge and want to gain experience that all your friends will envy. 

Fast Forward is exclusively for Year 13 students who attend one of the following schools/colleges: 

Brentford School for Girls 

Chiswick School 

Cranford Community College 

Feltham Community College 

The Green School for Girls 

Gumley House RC Convent School 

Gunnersbury Catholic School 

The Heathland School 

Heston Community School 

Isleworth and Syon School 

Kingsley Academy

Lampton School 

The Logic Studio School

Rivers Academy Feltham 

St. Marks Catholic School 

West Thames College

Application Process 

If you are successful in your application you will be invited to a 30 minute phone interview in February. The next application step will be attending an assessment day which will take place in March and will involve a group exercise, interview and a tour of the Sky site.

Apply between 6th November 2017 – 7th January 2018

We are running an insight evening on 4th December giving you the chance to come to Sky, learn more about the programme and get top tips on applying well. If you would like to attend, please email us: earlycareers@sky.uk. We would highly recommend that you attend ahead of submitting your application.

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.

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MAMA Youth Project

A nine-month programme that equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

Duration: 12 weeks of intensive training and 6 months of follow-up support
Requirements: The programme is for 18 to 25 year olds who come from BAME communities or challenging backgrounds, including those not in employment or education.
Location(s): London
Start date: Throughout the year

About the programme

MAMA Youth Project equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. The programme puts the participants into a ‘real-time’ work situation during which they have to work in a team to produce a TV show called ‘What’s Up’, which is broadcast on Sky 1.

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Finance Summer Placement

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams.

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

About the programme

Are you looking for experience in an exciting and dynamic environment, full of bright young people, working for an innovative and ever growing market leader? Then Sky might just be the place for you! Whether we’re commissioning a new TV show or developing a new app, the financial impact is key to decision making, which means our Finance team is at the very heart of what we do.

 

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Work Experience in TV Operations

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: 12th February 2018

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 Service - Uddingston

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): 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 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.

Procurement

Applications are currently closed.

We want talented people, like you, to join our Procurement Graduate programme and play a key role in the continued success of Sky. 

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

Procurement at Sky

Delivering brilliant entertainment, products and services to our customers is no easy feat. And at Sky, we’re always live. So we depend on our Procurement teams to source the most diverse range of products and services imaginable; from telecoms, to fleet transportation and broadcasting equipment. And this is where you’ll come in, making sure everyone we work with has all the right tools to deliver the game-changing products and services we’re known for.

How the programme works

As a graduate in the team, you’ll rotate in four placements over the course of this three year development programme across the functional procurement areas within: Technology, Entertainment and Group, which includes our Corporate and Marketing operations. You’ll experience the full range of work, while working towards your full CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualification giving you a complete grounding in all things Procurement. 

Some of the key responsibilities include

  • Understand current markets, future trends and suppliers’ business and commercial strategies to assist procurement objectives.
  • Create sourcing strategies, leading / supporting for the relevant portfolios re commercial interaction, meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Involvement with entire procurement process, including supplier identification, internal stakeholder identification and commercial / contract negotiation.
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders and their teams keeping one another fully appraised of supplier communication and involvement.
  • Understand current and future opportunities within key stakeholder areas.
  • Coordinate the procurement process and ensure knowledge transfer of best procurement practice to the business stakeholders.
  • You’ll take the lead in negotiating with suppliers, working closely with the internal teams at Sky to identify ways to improve how we do things. 

Your skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • You’ll be creative thinkers and innovative in both outlook and approach
  • A confident communicator who is analytical and possess numerical skills

So if you want to steer the future course of a high-profile business that affects millions of people every day, apply today. 

Finance (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

With constant delivery of innovation and growth, our Finance team is critical to success and heavily embedded in the business, giving you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else while you study for your CIMA qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2:1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a hands-on experience of being an Accountant in business. You’ll gain experience in producing the financial and operational reporting that will enable us to continue growing every year and, in addition, you’ll complete analysis and partner the business supporting our customer service function.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and working with our Commercial Finance teams across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based across our Finance functions in our Livingston (Watermark) and Dunfermline sites.  On-site facilities include a health and fitness centre and subsidised restaurants.

Marketing (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Imagine promoting something that everybody can enjoy; something that appeals to everyone from four-year-olds to grandparents. Couple that with a brand that is instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re welcomed into over 12 million households across the UK and Ireland. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. 

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English and Maths) plus achieved or studying towards 2 A-Levels (or equivalent). Please note: If you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: September 2017

How our programme works

For the first week, you’ll be on a bespoke Marketing immersion week. This will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to understand the basics of Marketing. Following this, your first year will be spent in one of two Brand teams (Digital Marketing or Mobile Marketing). The second year of your programme will be spent doing two six month rotations across our Trading teams.

Digital Marketing (Year 1)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.

Mobile Marketing (Year 1)You’ll help to build awareness of our latest innovation, Sky Mobile. You’ll support the team in managing the successful delivery of campaigns in line with agreed objectives and brand metrics. You’ll also be working with creative agencies to develop and execute compelling campaign ideas whist ensuring the work is on time and on budget.

Sales and Marketing (Year 2)

You’ll support the Consumer Marketing Team in the marketing and sales performance of our communications and entertainment products. 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 all our products are commercially viable and exactly what our customers want.

 

What we look for

  •  A passion for Marketing and a willingness to learn more about the industry. 
  •  Excellent communication and team working skills.
  •  You’ll be highly ambitious and driven.
  •  You’ll be able to pick things up quickly in this fast-paced environment and able to work well under pressure.
  •  Experienced in using Excel and Powerpoint

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 Marketing on 12th April-9am . We recommend getting your application in early as this programme may close earlier than the deadline due to volume of applications.

Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love.  And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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:

  • Conditional Access Team – This department is responsible for the testing and supporting our encryption technologies and also for controlling the Viewing Cards across Sky UK. You’ll learn about the full lifecycle involved to ensure the delivery of a seamless customer experience.

 

  • IDS Development Team – In this role, you’ll play a key part in implementing the best approach to meet the requirements of our customers. You’ll show your analytical skills in developing the most appropriate solution and demonstrate your attention to detail by testing and delivering these requirements. It’s a vital role but we’ll provide you with all the support and guidance you need to deliver great results. To be successful, you’ll have a strong maths background, ideally having completed Highers in Maths.

 

  • UK Information Systems Team – You will gain experience in a number of Software Engineering areas through rotations, which may include Testing, Automation, Technical Analysis, Operational Support and Development. The teams provide services to both our Contact Centre and Engineer communities as well as supporting various online and interactive services provided to Sky’s 11 million UK customer base.

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 Standards 1-3 (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.

 

Technology (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

We’re always looking to improve, developing pioneering products and services that give every one of our customer’s experiences they’ll love. And it’s the work of our brilliant in-house Technology teams that drive these award winning innovations, harnessing our creativity, technology and content.

 

Duration: Two Years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

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

 

  • Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will learn about planning live programme feeds, checking incoming signals for quality, ensuring programme schedules come together and that our channels stay on air over satellite and online.

The department operates 24/7 and the role includes 12 hour shift rotations from 07:00-19:00 or 19:00—07:00 (although these hours can vary in some Operational departments). You’ll be aged 18 or over to be considered for this role, be a strong team player and logical thinker, plus have excellent 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, NowTV 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.   

 

  • Network Operations – Through workplace rotations, you will experience the full Network Operations lifecycle giving you exposure to all functions that provide support 24/7. This includes our Front Line Service Operations, Security, Broadband, Talk, Sky Mobile and many more. A collaborative and personable approach is important particularly as you move around teams as part of the rotations.

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 GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths

Happy to talk flexible working.

Sky News Reporter Apprenticeship 2017 (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as Sky News Correspondent and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desirable: 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: 11th September 2017

How our programme works:

As an Apprentice on this brand new programme, you’ll join the Sky News national team reporting the news from around the UK. This role demands strong journalistic instincts, an appetite for breaking news and a determination to get under the skin of the UK.  You’ll be expected to have a passion for researching and delivering stories on a range of topics including health, education, crime, social affairs, technology, consumer and economics.

Based in our Osterley headquarters you’ll be good at developing excellent contacts. You’ll work with the planning team to see how a story starts and is worked on, the intake desk to understand how the news is gathered and gets onto all our platforms every day, and out on the road with some of our field producers and correspondents to be at the cutting edge of a story.

  • This is a two year course
  • In the first year, you’ll spend the first three months at college as you work towards achieving your qualification, attending Sky’s offices as and when required to support your training.  This will include writing skills, media law, ethics and how to structure and develop a story.
  • Following the first three months, you’ll learn on the job, understanding how the news is put together from the planning process through production and editing to the finished report. You’ll also shadow some of our best reporters and camera crews in the country.
  • In the second year, you’ll be given more responsibility, building on everything you’ve learnt in your first year. You’ll have the opportunity to find, research and make your own content for Sky News platforms.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for:

  • A passion for Sky News and Current Affairs
  • You’ll be confident, able to clearly articulate and happy to share your opinions on key topics 
  • A passion for social media with the ability to use it to find, develop and deliver stories across different platforms
  • You’ll be motivated and energetic with excellent communication and team working skills
  • You’ll need a willingness to travel around the UK
  • Essential: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C in English and Math’s (including a minimum grade C in English Language) Desired:  A minimum of two A Level grades from 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.

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Sky Sports News Journalism (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Creating and delivering incredible TV moments has helped us become a part of life in more than 11 million households across Europe. Join us as a Journalism Apprentice in Sky Sports News and you’ll be a part of a team that’s constantly working to change the game across our channels and platforms.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C (including English Language and Math’s) 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: 11th September 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on this programme, you’ll be expected to be part of all aspects of the 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 here at Sky Sports New.

  • This is a two year course.
  • Qualification achieved: Diploma in Journalism, Level 3.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

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 11 September 2017.

What we look for

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

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 Software Development (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Work Experience in Software Development (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

Technology is at the core of our business, developing new products and services to provide our 11 million customers with the best possible experience. In Software Engineering, the team write brilliant, incredibly detailed software that delivers for our customers.

This is your chance to see how one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK works in practice to develop products and services for our customers and Sky as a business. You’ll spend a week working with a team of Associate Software Developers. You’ll participate in a variety of activities and get the chance to have a go at a number of coding languages which, in addition, will help you develop your skills whether you are new to coding or have been doing it for a while.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay do £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

 

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 Sky Sports News HQ

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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

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

Applications are currently closed.

For almost 27 years Sky News has built its reputation on being first for breaking news as well as being at the forefront of innovation. We have won multiple awards over the years for our news coverage both at home and abroad. 

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

Now in 2017 we are not just a 24 hour television news channel but a news service that surfaces across many screens – on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as on Apple TV, Roku and X-Box, not forgetting Sky Q. Some of our biggest audiences are also now on social media. We have millions of fans across Facebook and YouTube and an increasingly large audience gets the news from our Snapchat editions. 

This is your opportunity to spend time at the heart of Sky News, experiencing what it’s like to be in a fast paced environment, alongside one of the most talented teams in the news industry. 

Its competitive – we get hundreds of applications for these highly valued places so you need to convince us that you’re serious about a career in journalism. 

If you get a place you could spend time in one of many different areas from TV news production and our digital teams to Sky News Radio, to the team creating content for our mobile apps. Our placements are very hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to work at the cutting edge of a 24 hour news operation.

The placement is un-waged but successful applicants will receive £15 a day towards travel and expenses.

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 an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department. It provides an in-house creative agency service for business areas across the whole of Sky, delivering brilliant conceptual ideas, creative, design and interactive solutions for a wide range of business requirements across all media. Sky Creative combines On-air Promo, Design & Graphics, Interactive and Print departments all in one.

And we’re excited to open up the doors of this innovative agency to students aged 18 and over who are interested in getting a one week’s work experience with the team. 

During the week-long placement we’ll create a schedule that allows you to spend each of the five days in a different department within Sky Creative, a great way to gain a broad idea of the variety of work the team does and gain first-hand 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 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 Journalism - Journalism Insight Day

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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 – 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.

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 Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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 not only are they experts in Sky, they know everything about our customers too.

If you’d like to find out more about Marketing and the roles available within the sector, then why not come and join us for work experience?  We’ve got places for people aged 17 and over, across a wide range of teams – everything from our social media, research and planning teams through to the teams who work on specific products such as box sets or movies.

At Sky, Marketing is made up of a number of areas. Product Management delivers the latest cutting-edge products and services that keep Sky ahead of the competition, whether that’s TV, broadband or other services. Brand Marketing keeps the public aware of Sky’s products and services– whether it’s the latest innovations in TV technology such as enhancements to Sky+HD, new channels or even products like  NOW TV; Trading deals directly with our customers, either through online or direct marketing  channels in order to win new business and keep the customers we have; we also have a big research team which provides the research, analysis and insight that highlights marketing opportunities and drives our overall strategy.

As part of work experience at Sky, you will be placed into one of these teams meaning that you will get the chance to develop some specific skills. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain insight into other areas through short introductions. If you’re interested in coming to find out more, then complete the application form. We’d like to see your CV and to know why you’re keen to come in to the Marketing team at Sky.

All our opportunities are unwaged but we pay £15 a day expenses which you can claim after you’ve completed your week.

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

Work Experience in Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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

Home Service Apprenticeship Programme (Nationwide)

Applications are currently closed.

You’ll probably have heard that we believe in better. Not only a better experience for our customers, but also a better place to work for our people. After all, it’s our people who make us an industry leader. Join us as a Customer Service Apprentice in Home Service and you’ll become part of this exciting team that’s working to offer the best service in the country.

We have opportunities across the UK, please see below for more information.

Duration: 1 year
Requirements: A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland)
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: October 2017

About the Programme

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky+HD premium package, an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There’s a range of other exciting benefits to fit around your needs too. We proudly support the Government’s initiatives on Apprenticeships, so expect excellent training from the word go. You’ll also be well supported by your line manager and team, helping you to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service within the first 12 months.

 

How the programme works:

As an Apprentice on the Home Service programme, you’ll help make sure every Sky customer you meet has a brilliant experience. You’ll build up the technical skills you need as well the knowledge, confidence and experience to offer great service and become a real ambassador for Sky.  Above all, you’ll deliver a world class in home experience for every customer.

  • This is a one year programme, after which, upon successful completion of the programme, you will join as a permanent member of the team.
  • You’ll be given your own vehicle to travel to our customers’ homes. Supported by experts, you’ll learn not only how to install Sky but also showcase our amazing products, services and content to our customers.
  • For the first 6 weeks, you’ll be learning all the basic skills you’ll need to become an engineer.
  • As well as a buddy, you’ll also be assigned a line manager and assessor to support you through your day to day tasks and qualification, keeping up to date with your progress.
  • There’ll be support for you to grow and develop with peer mentoring and work shadowing opportunities in the contact centres, retail stores, and network events.
  • Your typical working pattern will be 40 hours per week, Monday - Sunday, working 9 hours per day with 1 hour lunch break (including bank holidays and weekends).

 

What we look for:

  • Excellent communication and team working skills.
  • We’re a friendly bunch here, so a positive and collaborative mind-set is really important.
  • You’ll also need a full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points).
  • A minimum of two GCSE grades A*-C  in English and Maths or standard Grades 1-3 or National 4 or National 5 in Maths and English (Scotland).
  • Please note - if you have a degree, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.

 

Locations and how to apply:

To apply, click on your desired location which will take you to the application page. Please refer to the details in the location links for more information on eligibility.

 

 

What to expect

Hear directly from our Apprenticeship Graduates about what to expect by watching this video

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

Whatever project you work on, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to the future success of our business.

Duration: 18 months
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A* – C including in English and Maths
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: 7th August 2017

About the programme

As an Apprentice on the Software Engineering Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you start building your career.

  • This course lasts for 18 months, upon which successful completion of the qualification you’ll achieve a Diploma in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, Level 4.
  • 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 in 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, Java, HTML, CSS, Node JS, Python, Jenkins, GIT, etc.    
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

What we look for

  • A passion for technology and a keen 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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

Be at the centre of delivering large scale projects across Sky that change the game for our customers.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland and Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

About the programme

On this programme, you have the option of choosing between one of two paths:

  • As a Business Analyst (BA), where you’ll be focused on finding innovative solutions, designing an ideal customer experience and working with stakeholders from across the business to define and manage business requirements for change. It’s a role that requires intellectual and analytical rigour.
  • As a Project Manager (PM), where you'll help deliver the change successfully by leading and delivering through the project team, making sure everything runs to schedule, to the agreed budget and to the commercial and business objectives.

In either roles as BA or PM, you’ll:

  • Have  the ability to communicate complex change issues to multiple stakeholders, and also to challenge existing working practices and procedures to make sure that customer needs are kept front and centre of any new projects and initiatives.
  • Be able to build strong working relationships with your stakeholders – including your project team, business stakeholders, and other business areas such as IT, Operations and Marketing
  • Be supported throughout the programme you will be supported by managers and colleagues to enable you to do your very best work. 

 

Your Skills

  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll also be a confident communicator with an analytical mind – able to communicate complex change issues to different people and to challenge existing working practices and procedures.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. 

Our opportunities in Scotland will close on 15th November 2017.