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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 are looking for a summer placement in your penultimate year at university. Whatever your placement, you’ll get to work with motivated, high-performing people every day and you’ll get a salary.

We are currently closed for 2018 summer placement vacancies. Please check back in September 2018 for summer placements starting in 2019. 

Our new 12-month Sky production services placement is now open! Apply now to avoid disappointment. 

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Sky Sports News Journalism

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your skills:

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

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Commercial

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. Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Strategy Summer Placement

We’ve built an industry-leading position: over 20 million customers across Europe, home to content such as Game of Thrones and the Premier League, and with ambitious new businesses such as Sky Mobile.  Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

In such a fast-paced, changing marketplace, there are some big questions our business needs to address. During your placement you’ll work with senior management and other teams across our business, developing where we go in the future and how we get there. You’ll be in a project environment, influencing key decision from the start. 

Sky Production Services Placement

Our 12-month full time programme, involves rotating throughout areas of our Sky Production Services team. You’ll get excellent insight and practical exposure to this side of our business and the experience will help you apply for longer term opportunities with our Content teams.

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Must be over 18. The programme is applicable to candidates who have a genuine passion for the industry, a willingness to learn on the job and to build a career in Production
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We recognise that there’s a shortage of skills in our industry, and limited opportunities for those interested in Production to gain experience. As a result, we’ve created this programme to allow those in the early stages of their careers to learn on the job. This programme will give you the skills to apply for roles in various ‘crafts’ once you’ve identified your interests.

There are four areas within Content Services where you could be placed – Ingest; Quality Control & Assurance (think Delivery and Transmission); Archive; and Media Management. We’ll aim to start you off in the team that most interests you.  Once you’ve covered a few of these areas, there are likely to be opportunities in areas of Post Production, for example, in one of our Editing or Audio teams.

You’ll be given support by managers within these areas and have the amazing opportunity to be mentored on the job. To be successful you’ll show excellent results, a great attitude and ethics; in return, after the programme has ended, we hope to find permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Working Pattern: Shift working, including occasional night shifts and weekends.

Apply now

Engineering Apprenticeship Insight Day

You’ve probably never considered a career in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for an apprenticeship that gives great support and excellent benefits, why don’t you come along to our Insight Day and find out if this is the perfect job for you!

Duration: 10am - 2pm
Requirements: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Thursday 3rd May 2018

You don't have to be an engineering wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. So why not come along with your best friend, family member or teacher to find out more.

You may not have thought about a career in Customer Service, but let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do at Sky on this apprenticeship programme. 

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018 

Timings: 10am - 2pm

Who: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship. (REMEMBER: no previous experience is needed)

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky - (meet our Home Service Teams)
  • Networking Session - You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a Home Service Engineer at Sky. You’ll hear from existing apprentices and apprentice managers, see the equipment used to help our apprentices provide the best customer service and get some useful application hints and tips to help you successfully apply for our opportunities!

We’re running the majority of our events out of term time to (hopefully) make it easier for you to attend! 

Spaces are limited, so please book on as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.  

Any questions please email earlycareers.sky.uk 

Apply now

Home Service (South Wales)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Bristol)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any BS postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Hemel Hempstead)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any HP postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Peterborough)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Portsmouth)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any PO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Oxford)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any OX postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Southampton)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (London)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SW/W postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Graduate DevOps Engineer

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

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

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, contribute to the delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering team.

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. Developing key websites, such as Sky.com, Sky News etc. and our flagship products such as NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means that you could be working on products which you might have in your home, see advertised or used by millions of our customers.

Graduates on this programme will ensure delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering department. Day to day they will be based in an established software delivery team and work aside software professionals to create high quality testable software products which will be customer facing and often delivered under tight timescales using Agile delivery principles.

Apply now

PR and Communications

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: 9th April 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.

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

TV Engineering

Broadcast Services deliver a world class entertainment experience for our customers when they are at home, online or on the move. 

Duration: One 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: 25th June 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.  If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Apply now

Sky Sports News

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Sky Creative

Sky Creative is an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department that 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: 4th June 2018 & 18th June 2018

About the programme

Sky Creative 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.

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. 

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

Make Up

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

Duration: 2 days
Requirements: 18+ and you must have completed or be studying a relevant media make-up course and demonstrate a specific interest in make-up for TV.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 5th June 2018

About the programme

Our Make Up team at Sky has a reputation for creativity, flair and attention to detail.  With experience in drama, light entertainment, music, current affairs, fashion and editorial, there is a wealth of experience to learn from.

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

Customer Service - Stockport

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Customer Service – Osterley

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

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.

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: 25th June 2018

About the programme

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.

We’re looking for candidates with good communication skills coupled with an analytical and inquisitive mind to troubleshoot and resolve problems in a live broadcast environment, and most importantly a passion for excellence.

TV Operations deliver the content to our customers and ensure quality of delivery and experience, this is very different to production so if you’re interested in content production or want to be a presenter this is not the experience for you.

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

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

Customer Service – Glasgow

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Software Testers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Technology (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Finance (Osterley, West London)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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!

Insight and Decision Science

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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 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

Marketing

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’s instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re Europe’s leading entertainment company. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. Applications are currently closed. 

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

Marketing (Year 1)

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

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

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

 

Digital Strategy (Year 2)

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

 

Online Trading (Year 2)

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

 

Qualification achieved: PR and Communications Apprenticeship Standard 

 

Your skills

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

Product Innovation in Technology

Applications are currently closed.

This is your chance to be part of the Quality Assurance team. Applications are currently closed. 

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: TBC

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.

Sky News Journalism

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

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

 

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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

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

 

Qualification achieved: Level 8 IT and Telecoms Professionals SCQF

What we look for:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

 

Technology (Osterley, Brick Lane, St. Katherine Docks)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: TBC

How our programme works:

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What we look for:

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

 

Qualification Achieved: 

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

Finance (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: 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: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.

You’ll take part in rotations within Finance whilst undertaking a Business Improvement Project over the two years of the programme. At the end of your course you'll acheive a CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4. This will develop your commercial awareness and provide you with experience in accounting techniques. So, whether you’re making sure invoices and expenses are paid on time, ensuring Sky’s monies are collected or even assisting with Sky’s tax reporting, you’ll gain real life exposure to helping make our finance team award-winning. Wherever you work, you will quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do.

Qualification achieved: CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 Scottish Standard grades 1-3 including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Finance (Osterley, London)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: Two years (with the potential of studying an additional three years in Sky, towards a full CIMA Qualification.)
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.You’ll be part of the Commercial Finance team within the Sales & Marketing group, focusing on key month end processes, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting cycles. In addition, you’ll learn how to prepare management reports and consolidate/analyse data from various sources. This team is responsible for managing key financial information helping to support the Sales and Marketing teams stay head of the competition.

You will be supported as you study alongside your role for the CIMA Higher Certificate in Management Accounting, level 4, and complete assignments to showcase the skills you’ll learn.

You’ll quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do, working with teams in other areas of the business to meet and exceed targets. There will be the opportunity to develop your commercial awareness and gain experience in accounting techniques.

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Internal Communications

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: One 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

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.

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

Technology (Chilworth)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Sky Sports – Soccer AM

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 18 or over and have a keen interest in and good understand of football but is it not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

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

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

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

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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. 

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. Applications are currently closed.

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 2018 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.

Sky Media

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky.  Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

About the programme

Every time you see an advert on one of Sky’s channels or sites (on TV, online or on the go), in an advert break it’s because we put it there – we created the opportunity, sold the airtime space and made it happen. We take the commercial from a brand, and put it in a break where it’ll be seen by the audience they are targeting.

Sky Media represents all of Sky’s channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic etc. and also sells on behalf of a range of channels including Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic, Comedy Central and many more.

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.

Through a mixture of work sessions, short presentations, various 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 95% of the UK population.  

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

Entertainment

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Entertainment is a highly creative, busy and exciting department, covering a wide range of areas – Commissioning, Acquisitions, Network Planning, Movies Production and Music to name a few.  We pride ourselves on being one of the best entertainment sectors in the media industry. Applications are currently closed.

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

About the programme

This is your chance to spend time amongst some of the most talented teams in the industry, experiencing what it’s like to work in a fast paced environment.  Working as part of the teams, you will get first-hand experience on how programmes are commissioned, as well as gaining an insight into all aspects of the teams.

Please note that if your interest is in production, you should instead apply for Sky Production Services Work Experience advertised on the Early Careers website.

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

Customer Service - Sheffield

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service - Leeds

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Uddingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested 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.

Customer Service – Newcastle

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Livingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Customer Service – Dunfermline

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

 

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.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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.

Finance (16-18 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
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. 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.

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

 

 

Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Work Experience in Communications (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Software Engineering Academy Summer Placement

Applications are currently closed.

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

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
Start date: TBC

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

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Software Developers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Finance (Scotland)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

What to expect

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

Finance Summer Placement (Dunfermline)

Applications are currently closed.

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams. Applications are now closed. 

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to this year, please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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.

 

Technology (Security)

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: July 2017

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

Join in Osterley (West London) on a structured, two-year programme. Through practical on-the-job training and support, you’ll become a fully-rounded technology professional. You’ll start with a seven-week induction to help you get started and there’ll be on-going development opportunities throughout.

Following your induction, the programme will begin with an initial placement within the Group Technology IS Security department.

This will give you an opportunity to experience working within the various functions in IS Security that look after the different lifecycle of Cyber Security in Sky: namely Security Architecture, IS Security Business/Project Support, IS Assurance, IS Security Operations.

At the end of this initial placement, you’ll continue rotating across different teams throughout Sky Technology which could see you working in Analysis, Development, Testing and Operations developing our latest mobile apps, launching new Broadcast channels or testing new Sky products. At the end of the 2 year graduate programme, you’ll then return to the security team for your permanent placement which could cover any of the following areas:

·         Business Support and security Program/project management.

·         Security Design & Architecture.

·         Technical Operations

·         Assurance, Penetration Testing & Code Review.

·         IS Security projects

 

What you’ll need

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland, Livingston, Scotland and Osterley, West London
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. 

Fast Forward

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

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

 

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Sky Sports News Journalism

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your skills:

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

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Commercial

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. Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Strategy Summer Placement

We’ve built an industry-leading position: over 20 million customers across Europe, home to content such as Game of Thrones and the Premier League, and with ambitious new businesses such as Sky Mobile.  Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

In such a fast-paced, changing marketplace, there are some big questions our business needs to address. During your placement you’ll work with senior management and other teams across our business, developing where we go in the future and how we get there. You’ll be in a project environment, influencing key decision from the start. 

Sky Production Services Placement

Our 12-month full time programme, involves rotating throughout areas of our Sky Production Services team. You’ll get excellent insight and practical exposure to this side of our business and the experience will help you apply for longer term opportunities with our Content teams.

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Must be over 18. The programme is applicable to candidates who have a genuine passion for the industry, a willingness to learn on the job and to build a career in Production
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We recognise that there’s a shortage of skills in our industry, and limited opportunities for those interested in Production to gain experience. As a result, we’ve created this programme to allow those in the early stages of their careers to learn on the job. This programme will give you the skills to apply for roles in various ‘crafts’ once you’ve identified your interests.

There are four areas within Content Services where you could be placed – Ingest; Quality Control & Assurance (think Delivery and Transmission); Archive; and Media Management. We’ll aim to start you off in the team that most interests you.  Once you’ve covered a few of these areas, there are likely to be opportunities in areas of Post Production, for example, in one of our Editing or Audio teams.

You’ll be given support by managers within these areas and have the amazing opportunity to be mentored on the job. To be successful you’ll show excellent results, a great attitude and ethics; in return, after the programme has ended, we hope to find permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Working Pattern: Shift working, including occasional night shifts and weekends.

Apply now

Engineering Apprenticeship Insight Day

You’ve probably never considered a career in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for an apprenticeship that gives great support and excellent benefits, why don’t you come along to our Insight Day and find out if this is the perfect job for you!

Duration: 10am - 2pm
Requirements: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Thursday 3rd May 2018

You don't have to be an engineering wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. So why not come along with your best friend, family member or teacher to find out more.

You may not have thought about a career in Customer Service, but let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do at Sky on this apprenticeship programme. 

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018 

Timings: 10am - 2pm

Who: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship. (REMEMBER: no previous experience is needed)

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky - (meet our Home Service Teams)
  • Networking Session - You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a Home Service Engineer at Sky. You’ll hear from existing apprentices and apprentice managers, see the equipment used to help our apprentices provide the best customer service and get some useful application hints and tips to help you successfully apply for our opportunities!

We’re running the majority of our events out of term time to (hopefully) make it easier for you to attend! 

Spaces are limited, so please book on as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.  

Any questions please email earlycareers.sky.uk 

Apply now

Home Service (South Wales)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Bristol)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any BS postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Hemel Hempstead)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any HP postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Peterborough)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Portsmouth)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any PO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Oxford)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any OX postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Southampton)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (London)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SW/W postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Graduate DevOps Engineer

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

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

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, contribute to the delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering team.

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. Developing key websites, such as Sky.com, Sky News etc. and our flagship products such as NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means that you could be working on products which you might have in your home, see advertised or used by millions of our customers.

Graduates on this programme will ensure delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering department. Day to day they will be based in an established software delivery team and work aside software professionals to create high quality testable software products which will be customer facing and often delivered under tight timescales using Agile delivery principles.

Apply now

PR and Communications

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: 9th April 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.

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

TV Engineering

Broadcast Services deliver a world class entertainment experience for our customers when they are at home, online or on the move. 

Duration: One 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: 25th June 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.  If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Apply now

Sky Sports News

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Sky Creative

Sky Creative is an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department that 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: 4th June 2018 & 18th June 2018

About the programme

Sky Creative 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.

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. 

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

Make Up

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

Duration: 2 days
Requirements: 18+ and you must have completed or be studying a relevant media make-up course and demonstrate a specific interest in make-up for TV.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 5th June 2018

About the programme

Our Make Up team at Sky has a reputation for creativity, flair and attention to detail.  With experience in drama, light entertainment, music, current affairs, fashion and editorial, there is a wealth of experience to learn from.

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

Customer Service - Stockport

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Customer Service – Osterley

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

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.

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: 25th June 2018

About the programme

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.

We’re looking for candidates with good communication skills coupled with an analytical and inquisitive mind to troubleshoot and resolve problems in a live broadcast environment, and most importantly a passion for excellence.

TV Operations deliver the content to our customers and ensure quality of delivery and experience, this is very different to production so if you’re interested in content production or want to be a presenter this is not the experience for you.

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

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

Customer Service – Glasgow

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Software Testers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Technology (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Finance (Osterley, West London)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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!

Insight and Decision Science

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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 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

Marketing

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’s instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re Europe’s leading entertainment company. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. Applications are currently closed. 

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

Marketing (Year 1)

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

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

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

 

Digital Strategy (Year 2)

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

 

Online Trading (Year 2)

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

 

Qualification achieved: PR and Communications Apprenticeship Standard 

 

Your skills

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

Product Innovation in Technology

Applications are currently closed.

This is your chance to be part of the Quality Assurance team. Applications are currently closed. 

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: TBC

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.

Sky News Journalism

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

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

 

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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

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

 

Qualification achieved: Level 8 IT and Telecoms Professionals SCQF

What we look for:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

 

Technology (Osterley, Brick Lane, St. Katherine Docks)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: TBC

How our programme works:

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What we look for:

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

 

Qualification Achieved: 

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

Finance (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: 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: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.

You’ll take part in rotations within Finance whilst undertaking a Business Improvement Project over the two years of the programme. At the end of your course you'll acheive a CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4. This will develop your commercial awareness and provide you with experience in accounting techniques. So, whether you’re making sure invoices and expenses are paid on time, ensuring Sky’s monies are collected or even assisting with Sky’s tax reporting, you’ll gain real life exposure to helping make our finance team award-winning. Wherever you work, you will quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do.

Qualification achieved: CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 Scottish Standard grades 1-3 including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Finance (Osterley, London)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: Two years (with the potential of studying an additional three years in Sky, towards a full CIMA Qualification.)
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.You’ll be part of the Commercial Finance team within the Sales & Marketing group, focusing on key month end processes, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting cycles. In addition, you’ll learn how to prepare management reports and consolidate/analyse data from various sources. This team is responsible for managing key financial information helping to support the Sales and Marketing teams stay head of the competition.

You will be supported as you study alongside your role for the CIMA Higher Certificate in Management Accounting, level 4, and complete assignments to showcase the skills you’ll learn.

You’ll quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do, working with teams in other areas of the business to meet and exceed targets. There will be the opportunity to develop your commercial awareness and gain experience in accounting techniques.

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Internal Communications

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: One 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

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.

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

Technology (Chilworth)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Sky Sports – Soccer AM

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 18 or over and have a keen interest in and good understand of football but is it not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

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

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

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

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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. 

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. Applications are currently closed.

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 2018 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.

Sky Media

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky.  Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

About the programme

Every time you see an advert on one of Sky’s channels or sites (on TV, online or on the go), in an advert break it’s because we put it there – we created the opportunity, sold the airtime space and made it happen. We take the commercial from a brand, and put it in a break where it’ll be seen by the audience they are targeting.

Sky Media represents all of Sky’s channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic etc. and also sells on behalf of a range of channels including Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic, Comedy Central and many more.

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.

Through a mixture of work sessions, short presentations, various 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 95% of the UK population.  

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

Entertainment

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Entertainment is a highly creative, busy and exciting department, covering a wide range of areas – Commissioning, Acquisitions, Network Planning, Movies Production and Music to name a few.  We pride ourselves on being one of the best entertainment sectors in the media industry. Applications are currently closed.

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

About the programme

This is your chance to spend time amongst some of the most talented teams in the industry, experiencing what it’s like to work in a fast paced environment.  Working as part of the teams, you will get first-hand experience on how programmes are commissioned, as well as gaining an insight into all aspects of the teams.

Please note that if your interest is in production, you should instead apply for Sky Production Services Work Experience advertised on the Early Careers website.

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

Customer Service - Sheffield

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service - Leeds

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Uddingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested 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.

Customer Service – Newcastle

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Livingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Customer Service – Dunfermline

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

 

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.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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.

Finance (16-18 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
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. 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.

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

 

 

Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Work Experience in Communications (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Software Engineering Academy Summer Placement

Applications are currently closed.

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

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
Start date: TBC

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

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Software Developers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Finance (Scotland)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

What to expect

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

Finance Summer Placement (Dunfermline)

Applications are currently closed.

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams. Applications are now closed. 

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to this year, please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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.

 

Technology (Security)

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: July 2017

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

Join in Osterley (West London) on a structured, two-year programme. Through practical on-the-job training and support, you’ll become a fully-rounded technology professional. You’ll start with a seven-week induction to help you get started and there’ll be on-going development opportunities throughout.

Following your induction, the programme will begin with an initial placement within the Group Technology IS Security department.

This will give you an opportunity to experience working within the various functions in IS Security that look after the different lifecycle of Cyber Security in Sky: namely Security Architecture, IS Security Business/Project Support, IS Assurance, IS Security Operations.

At the end of this initial placement, you’ll continue rotating across different teams throughout Sky Technology which could see you working in Analysis, Development, Testing and Operations developing our latest mobile apps, launching new Broadcast channels or testing new Sky products. At the end of the 2 year graduate programme, you’ll then return to the security team for your permanent placement which could cover any of the following areas:

·         Business Support and security Program/project management.

·         Security Design & Architecture.

·         Technical Operations

·         Assurance, Penetration Testing & Code Review.

·         IS Security projects

 

What you’ll need

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland, Livingston, Scotland and Osterley, West London
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. 

Fast Forward

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

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

 

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Sky Sports News Journalism

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your skills:

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

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Commercial

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. Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Strategy Summer Placement

We’ve built an industry-leading position: over 20 million customers across Europe, home to content such as Game of Thrones and the Premier League, and with ambitious new businesses such as Sky Mobile.  Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

In such a fast-paced, changing marketplace, there are some big questions our business needs to address. During your placement you’ll work with senior management and other teams across our business, developing where we go in the future and how we get there. You’ll be in a project environment, influencing key decision from the start. 

Sky Production Services Placement

Our 12-month full time programme, involves rotating throughout areas of our Sky Production Services team. You’ll get excellent insight and practical exposure to this side of our business and the experience will help you apply for longer term opportunities with our Content teams.

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Must be over 18. The programme is applicable to candidates who have a genuine passion for the industry, a willingness to learn on the job and to build a career in Production
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We recognise that there’s a shortage of skills in our industry, and limited opportunities for those interested in Production to gain experience. As a result, we’ve created this programme to allow those in the early stages of their careers to learn on the job. This programme will give you the skills to apply for roles in various ‘crafts’ once you’ve identified your interests.

There are four areas within Content Services where you could be placed – Ingest; Quality Control & Assurance (think Delivery and Transmission); Archive; and Media Management. We’ll aim to start you off in the team that most interests you.  Once you’ve covered a few of these areas, there are likely to be opportunities in areas of Post Production, for example, in one of our Editing or Audio teams.

You’ll be given support by managers within these areas and have the amazing opportunity to be mentored on the job. To be successful you’ll show excellent results, a great attitude and ethics; in return, after the programme has ended, we hope to find permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Working Pattern: Shift working, including occasional night shifts and weekends.

Apply now

Engineering Apprenticeship Insight Day

You’ve probably never considered a career in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for an apprenticeship that gives great support and excellent benefits, why don’t you come along to our Insight Day and find out if this is the perfect job for you!

Duration: 10am - 2pm
Requirements: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Thursday 3rd May 2018

You don't have to be an engineering wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. So why not come along with your best friend, family member or teacher to find out more.

You may not have thought about a career in Customer Service, but let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do at Sky on this apprenticeship programme. 

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018 

Timings: 10am - 2pm

Who: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship. (REMEMBER: no previous experience is needed)

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky - (meet our Home Service Teams)
  • Networking Session - You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a Home Service Engineer at Sky. You’ll hear from existing apprentices and apprentice managers, see the equipment used to help our apprentices provide the best customer service and get some useful application hints and tips to help you successfully apply for our opportunities!

We’re running the majority of our events out of term time to (hopefully) make it easier for you to attend! 

Spaces are limited, so please book on as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.  

Any questions please email earlycareers.sky.uk 

Apply now

Home Service (South Wales)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Bristol)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any BS postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Hemel Hempstead)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any HP postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Peterborough)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Portsmouth)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any PO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Oxford)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any OX postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Southampton)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

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Home Service (London)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SW/W postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

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Graduate DevOps Engineer

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

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

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, contribute to the delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering team.

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. Developing key websites, such as Sky.com, Sky News etc. and our flagship products such as NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means that you could be working on products which you might have in your home, see advertised or used by millions of our customers.

Graduates on this programme will ensure delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering department. Day to day they will be based in an established software delivery team and work aside software professionals to create high quality testable software products which will be customer facing and often delivered under tight timescales using Agile delivery principles.

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PR and Communications

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: 9th April 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.

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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TV Engineering

Broadcast Services deliver a world class entertainment experience for our customers when they are at home, online or on the move. 

Duration: One 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: 25th June 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.  If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

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Sky Sports News

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Sky Creative

Sky Creative is an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department that 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: 4th June 2018 & 18th June 2018

About the programme

Sky Creative 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.

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. 

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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Make Up

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

Duration: 2 days
Requirements: 18+ and you must have completed or be studying a relevant media make-up course and demonstrate a specific interest in make-up for TV.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 5th June 2018

About the programme

Our Make Up team at Sky has a reputation for creativity, flair and attention to detail.  With experience in drama, light entertainment, music, current affairs, fashion and editorial, there is a wealth of experience to learn from.

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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Customer Service - Stockport

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Customer Service – Osterley

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

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.

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: 25th June 2018

About the programme

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.

We’re looking for candidates with good communication skills coupled with an analytical and inquisitive mind to troubleshoot and resolve problems in a live broadcast environment, and most importantly a passion for excellence.

TV Operations deliver the content to our customers and ensure quality of delivery and experience, this is very different to production so if you’re interested in content production or want to be a presenter this is not the experience for you.

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

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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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Customer Service – Glasgow

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Software Testers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Technology (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Finance (Osterley, West London)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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!

Insight and Decision Science

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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 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

Marketing

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’s instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re Europe’s leading entertainment company. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. Applications are currently closed. 

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

Marketing (Year 1)

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

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

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

 

Digital Strategy (Year 2)

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

 

Online Trading (Year 2)

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

 

Qualification achieved: PR and Communications Apprenticeship Standard 

 

Your skills

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Product Innovation in Technology

Applications are currently closed.

This is your chance to be part of the Quality Assurance team. Applications are currently closed. 

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: TBC

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.

Sky News Journalism

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

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

 

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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

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

 

Qualification achieved: Level 8 IT and Telecoms Professionals SCQF

What we look for:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Technology (Osterley, Brick Lane, St. Katherine Docks)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: TBC

How our programme works:

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What we look for:

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

 

Qualification Achieved: 

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Finance (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: 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: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.

You’ll take part in rotations within Finance whilst undertaking a Business Improvement Project over the two years of the programme. At the end of your course you'll acheive a CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4. This will develop your commercial awareness and provide you with experience in accounting techniques. So, whether you’re making sure invoices and expenses are paid on time, ensuring Sky’s monies are collected or even assisting with Sky’s tax reporting, you’ll gain real life exposure to helping make our finance team award-winning. Wherever you work, you will quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do.

Qualification achieved: CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 Scottish Standard grades 1-3 including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Finance (Osterley, London)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: Two years (with the potential of studying an additional three years in Sky, towards a full CIMA Qualification.)
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.You’ll be part of the Commercial Finance team within the Sales & Marketing group, focusing on key month end processes, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting cycles. In addition, you’ll learn how to prepare management reports and consolidate/analyse data from various sources. This team is responsible for managing key financial information helping to support the Sales and Marketing teams stay head of the competition.

You will be supported as you study alongside your role for the CIMA Higher Certificate in Management Accounting, level 4, and complete assignments to showcase the skills you’ll learn.

You’ll quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do, working with teams in other areas of the business to meet and exceed targets. There will be the opportunity to develop your commercial awareness and gain experience in accounting techniques.

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Internal Communications

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: One 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

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.

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

Technology (Chilworth)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Sky Sports – Soccer AM

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 18 or over and have a keen interest in and good understand of football but is it not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

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

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

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

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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. 

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. Applications are currently closed.

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 2018 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.

Sky Media

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky.  Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

About the programme

Every time you see an advert on one of Sky’s channels or sites (on TV, online or on the go), in an advert break it’s because we put it there – we created the opportunity, sold the airtime space and made it happen. We take the commercial from a brand, and put it in a break where it’ll be seen by the audience they are targeting.

Sky Media represents all of Sky’s channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic etc. and also sells on behalf of a range of channels including Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic, Comedy Central and many more.

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.

Through a mixture of work sessions, short presentations, various 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 95% of the UK population.  

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

Entertainment

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Entertainment is a highly creative, busy and exciting department, covering a wide range of areas – Commissioning, Acquisitions, Network Planning, Movies Production and Music to name a few.  We pride ourselves on being one of the best entertainment sectors in the media industry. Applications are currently closed.

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

About the programme

This is your chance to spend time amongst some of the most talented teams in the industry, experiencing what it’s like to work in a fast paced environment.  Working as part of the teams, you will get first-hand experience on how programmes are commissioned, as well as gaining an insight into all aspects of the teams.

Please note that if your interest is in production, you should instead apply for Sky Production Services Work Experience advertised on the Early Careers website.

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

Customer Service - Sheffield

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service - Leeds

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Uddingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested 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.

Customer Service – Newcastle

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Livingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Customer Service – Dunfermline

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

 

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.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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.

Finance (16-18 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
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. 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.

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

 

 

Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Work Experience in Communications (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Software Engineering Academy Summer Placement

Applications are currently closed.

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

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
Start date: TBC

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

Believe in better

Software Developers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Finance (Scotland)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

What to expect

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

Finance Summer Placement (Dunfermline)

Applications are currently closed.

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams. Applications are now closed. 

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to this year, please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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.

 

Technology (Security)

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: July 2017

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

Join in Osterley (West London) on a structured, two-year programme. Through practical on-the-job training and support, you’ll become a fully-rounded technology professional. You’ll start with a seven-week induction to help you get started and there’ll be on-going development opportunities throughout.

Following your induction, the programme will begin with an initial placement within the Group Technology IS Security department.

This will give you an opportunity to experience working within the various functions in IS Security that look after the different lifecycle of Cyber Security in Sky: namely Security Architecture, IS Security Business/Project Support, IS Assurance, IS Security Operations.

At the end of this initial placement, you’ll continue rotating across different teams throughout Sky Technology which could see you working in Analysis, Development, Testing and Operations developing our latest mobile apps, launching new Broadcast channels or testing new Sky products. At the end of the 2 year graduate programme, you’ll then return to the security team for your permanent placement which could cover any of the following areas:

·         Business Support and security Program/project management.

·         Security Design & Architecture.

·         Technical Operations

·         Assurance, Penetration Testing & Code Review.

·         IS Security projects

 

What you’ll need

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland, Livingston, Scotland and Osterley, West London
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. 

Fast Forward

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

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

 

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Work experience opportunities

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

Our customer service roles are currently closed. Please check back in May 2018 for more work experience opportunities! 

We have a new 2-day work experience placement available in Make Up. Apply now to avoid disappointment! 

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Sky Sports News Journalism

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your skills:

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

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Commercial

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. Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Strategy Summer Placement

We’ve built an industry-leading position: over 20 million customers across Europe, home to content such as Game of Thrones and the Premier League, and with ambitious new businesses such as Sky Mobile.  Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

In such a fast-paced, changing marketplace, there are some big questions our business needs to address. During your placement you’ll work with senior management and other teams across our business, developing where we go in the future and how we get there. You’ll be in a project environment, influencing key decision from the start. 

Sky Production Services Placement

Our 12-month full time programme, involves rotating throughout areas of our Sky Production Services team. You’ll get excellent insight and practical exposure to this side of our business and the experience will help you apply for longer term opportunities with our Content teams.

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Must be over 18. The programme is applicable to candidates who have a genuine passion for the industry, a willingness to learn on the job and to build a career in Production
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We recognise that there’s a shortage of skills in our industry, and limited opportunities for those interested in Production to gain experience. As a result, we’ve created this programme to allow those in the early stages of their careers to learn on the job. This programme will give you the skills to apply for roles in various ‘crafts’ once you’ve identified your interests.

There are four areas within Content Services where you could be placed – Ingest; Quality Control & Assurance (think Delivery and Transmission); Archive; and Media Management. We’ll aim to start you off in the team that most interests you.  Once you’ve covered a few of these areas, there are likely to be opportunities in areas of Post Production, for example, in one of our Editing or Audio teams.

You’ll be given support by managers within these areas and have the amazing opportunity to be mentored on the job. To be successful you’ll show excellent results, a great attitude and ethics; in return, after the programme has ended, we hope to find permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Working Pattern: Shift working, including occasional night shifts and weekends.

Apply now

Engineering Apprenticeship Insight Day

You’ve probably never considered a career in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for an apprenticeship that gives great support and excellent benefits, why don’t you come along to our Insight Day and find out if this is the perfect job for you!

Duration: 10am - 2pm
Requirements: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Thursday 3rd May 2018

You don't have to be an engineering wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. So why not come along with your best friend, family member or teacher to find out more.

You may not have thought about a career in Customer Service, but let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do at Sky on this apprenticeship programme. 

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018 

Timings: 10am - 2pm

Who: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship. (REMEMBER: no previous experience is needed)

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky - (meet our Home Service Teams)
  • Networking Session - You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a Home Service Engineer at Sky. You’ll hear from existing apprentices and apprentice managers, see the equipment used to help our apprentices provide the best customer service and get some useful application hints and tips to help you successfully apply for our opportunities!

We’re running the majority of our events out of term time to (hopefully) make it easier for you to attend! 

Spaces are limited, so please book on as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.  

Any questions please email earlycareers.sky.uk 

Apply now

Home Service (South Wales)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Bristol)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any BS postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Hemel Hempstead)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any HP postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Peterborough)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Portsmouth)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any PO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Oxford)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any OX postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Southampton)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (London)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SW/W postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Graduate DevOps Engineer

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

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

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, contribute to the delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering team.

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. Developing key websites, such as Sky.com, Sky News etc. and our flagship products such as NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means that you could be working on products which you might have in your home, see advertised or used by millions of our customers.

Graduates on this programme will ensure delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering department. Day to day they will be based in an established software delivery team and work aside software professionals to create high quality testable software products which will be customer facing and often delivered under tight timescales using Agile delivery principles.

Apply now

PR and Communications

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: 9th April 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.

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

TV Engineering

Broadcast Services deliver a world class entertainment experience for our customers when they are at home, online or on the move. 

Duration: One 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: 25th June 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.  If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Apply now

Sky Sports News

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Sky Creative

Sky Creative is an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department that 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: 4th June 2018 & 18th June 2018

About the programme

Sky Creative 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.

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. 

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

Make Up

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

Duration: 2 days
Requirements: 18+ and you must have completed or be studying a relevant media make-up course and demonstrate a specific interest in make-up for TV.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 5th June 2018

About the programme

Our Make Up team at Sky has a reputation for creativity, flair and attention to detail.  With experience in drama, light entertainment, music, current affairs, fashion and editorial, there is a wealth of experience to learn from.

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

Customer Service - Stockport

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Customer Service – Osterley

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

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.

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: 25th June 2018

About the programme

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.

We’re looking for candidates with good communication skills coupled with an analytical and inquisitive mind to troubleshoot and resolve problems in a live broadcast environment, and most importantly a passion for excellence.

TV Operations deliver the content to our customers and ensure quality of delivery and experience, this is very different to production so if you’re interested in content production or want to be a presenter this is not the experience for you.

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

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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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Customer Service – Glasgow

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Software Testers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Technology (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Finance (Osterley, West London)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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!

Insight and Decision Science

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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 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

Marketing

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’s instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re Europe’s leading entertainment company. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. Applications are currently closed. 

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

Marketing (Year 1)

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

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

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

 

Digital Strategy (Year 2)

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

 

Online Trading (Year 2)

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

 

Qualification achieved: PR and Communications Apprenticeship Standard 

 

Your skills

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Product Innovation in Technology

Applications are currently closed.

This is your chance to be part of the Quality Assurance team. Applications are currently closed. 

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: TBC

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.

Sky News Journalism

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

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

 

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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

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

 

Qualification achieved: Level 8 IT and Telecoms Professionals SCQF

What we look for:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Technology (Osterley, Brick Lane, St. Katherine Docks)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: TBC

How our programme works:

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What we look for:

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

 

Qualification Achieved: 

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Finance (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: 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: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.

You’ll take part in rotations within Finance whilst undertaking a Business Improvement Project over the two years of the programme. At the end of your course you'll acheive a CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4. This will develop your commercial awareness and provide you with experience in accounting techniques. So, whether you’re making sure invoices and expenses are paid on time, ensuring Sky’s monies are collected or even assisting with Sky’s tax reporting, you’ll gain real life exposure to helping make our finance team award-winning. Wherever you work, you will quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do.

Qualification achieved: CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 Scottish Standard grades 1-3 including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Finance (Osterley, London)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: Two years (with the potential of studying an additional three years in Sky, towards a full CIMA Qualification.)
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.You’ll be part of the Commercial Finance team within the Sales & Marketing group, focusing on key month end processes, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting cycles. In addition, you’ll learn how to prepare management reports and consolidate/analyse data from various sources. This team is responsible for managing key financial information helping to support the Sales and Marketing teams stay head of the competition.

You will be supported as you study alongside your role for the CIMA Higher Certificate in Management Accounting, level 4, and complete assignments to showcase the skills you’ll learn.

You’ll quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do, working with teams in other areas of the business to meet and exceed targets. There will be the opportunity to develop your commercial awareness and gain experience in accounting techniques.

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Internal Communications

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: One 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

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.

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

Technology (Chilworth)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Sky Sports – Soccer AM

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 18 or over and have a keen interest in and good understand of football but is it not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

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

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

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

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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. 

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. Applications are currently closed.

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 2018 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.

Sky Media

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky.  Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

About the programme

Every time you see an advert on one of Sky’s channels or sites (on TV, online or on the go), in an advert break it’s because we put it there – we created the opportunity, sold the airtime space and made it happen. We take the commercial from a brand, and put it in a break where it’ll be seen by the audience they are targeting.

Sky Media represents all of Sky’s channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic etc. and also sells on behalf of a range of channels including Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic, Comedy Central and many more.

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.

Through a mixture of work sessions, short presentations, various 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 95% of the UK population.  

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

Entertainment

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Entertainment is a highly creative, busy and exciting department, covering a wide range of areas – Commissioning, Acquisitions, Network Planning, Movies Production and Music to name a few.  We pride ourselves on being one of the best entertainment sectors in the media industry. Applications are currently closed.

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

About the programme

This is your chance to spend time amongst some of the most talented teams in the industry, experiencing what it’s like to work in a fast paced environment.  Working as part of the teams, you will get first-hand experience on how programmes are commissioned, as well as gaining an insight into all aspects of the teams.

Please note that if your interest is in production, you should instead apply for Sky Production Services Work Experience advertised on the Early Careers website.

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

Customer Service - Sheffield

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service - Leeds

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Uddingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested 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.

Customer Service – Newcastle

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Livingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Customer Service – Dunfermline

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

 

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.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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.

Finance (16-18 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
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. 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.

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

 

 

Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Work Experience in Communications (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Software Engineering Academy Summer Placement

Applications are currently closed.

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

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
Start date: TBC

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

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Software Developers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Finance (Scotland)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

What to expect

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

Finance Summer Placement (Dunfermline)

Applications are currently closed.

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams. Applications are now closed. 

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to this year, please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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.

 

Technology (Security)

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: July 2017

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

Join in Osterley (West London) on a structured, two-year programme. Through practical on-the-job training and support, you’ll become a fully-rounded technology professional. You’ll start with a seven-week induction to help you get started and there’ll be on-going development opportunities throughout.

Following your induction, the programme will begin with an initial placement within the Group Technology IS Security department.

This will give you an opportunity to experience working within the various functions in IS Security that look after the different lifecycle of Cyber Security in Sky: namely Security Architecture, IS Security Business/Project Support, IS Assurance, IS Security Operations.

At the end of this initial placement, you’ll continue rotating across different teams throughout Sky Technology which could see you working in Analysis, Development, Testing and Operations developing our latest mobile apps, launching new Broadcast channels or testing new Sky products. At the end of the 2 year graduate programme, you’ll then return to the security team for your permanent placement which could cover any of the following areas:

·         Business Support and security Program/project management.

·         Security Design & Architecture.

·         Technical Operations

·         Assurance, Penetration Testing & Code Review.

·         IS Security projects

 

What you’ll need

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland, Livingston, Scotland and Osterley, West London
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. 

Fast Forward

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

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

 

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Sky Sports News Journalism

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your skills:

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

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

Believe in better

Commercial

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. Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Strategy Summer Placement

We’ve built an industry-leading position: over 20 million customers across Europe, home to content such as Game of Thrones and the Premier League, and with ambitious new businesses such as Sky Mobile.  Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

In such a fast-paced, changing marketplace, there are some big questions our business needs to address. During your placement you’ll work with senior management and other teams across our business, developing where we go in the future and how we get there. You’ll be in a project environment, influencing key decision from the start. 

Sky Production Services Placement

Our 12-month full time programme, involves rotating throughout areas of our Sky Production Services team. You’ll get excellent insight and practical exposure to this side of our business and the experience will help you apply for longer term opportunities with our Content teams.

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Must be over 18. The programme is applicable to candidates who have a genuine passion for the industry, a willingness to learn on the job and to build a career in Production
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We recognise that there’s a shortage of skills in our industry, and limited opportunities for those interested in Production to gain experience. As a result, we’ve created this programme to allow those in the early stages of their careers to learn on the job. This programme will give you the skills to apply for roles in various ‘crafts’ once you’ve identified your interests.

There are four areas within Content Services where you could be placed – Ingest; Quality Control & Assurance (think Delivery and Transmission); Archive; and Media Management. We’ll aim to start you off in the team that most interests you.  Once you’ve covered a few of these areas, there are likely to be opportunities in areas of Post Production, for example, in one of our Editing or Audio teams.

You’ll be given support by managers within these areas and have the amazing opportunity to be mentored on the job. To be successful you’ll show excellent results, a great attitude and ethics; in return, after the programme has ended, we hope to find permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Working Pattern: Shift working, including occasional night shifts and weekends.

Apply now

Engineering Apprenticeship Insight Day

You’ve probably never considered a career in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for an apprenticeship that gives great support and excellent benefits, why don’t you come along to our Insight Day and find out if this is the perfect job for you!

Duration: 10am - 2pm
Requirements: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Thursday 3rd May 2018

You don't have to be an engineering wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. So why not come along with your best friend, family member or teacher to find out more.

You may not have thought about a career in Customer Service, but let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do at Sky on this apprenticeship programme. 

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018 

Timings: 10am - 2pm

Who: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship. (REMEMBER: no previous experience is needed)

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky - (meet our Home Service Teams)
  • Networking Session - You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a Home Service Engineer at Sky. You’ll hear from existing apprentices and apprentice managers, see the equipment used to help our apprentices provide the best customer service and get some useful application hints and tips to help you successfully apply for our opportunities!

We’re running the majority of our events out of term time to (hopefully) make it easier for you to attend! 

Spaces are limited, so please book on as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.  

Any questions please email earlycareers.sky.uk 

Apply now

Home Service (South Wales)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Bristol)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any BS postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Hemel Hempstead)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any HP postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Peterborough)

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

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

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

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

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Portsmouth)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any PO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Oxford)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any OX postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (Southampton)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SO postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Home Service (London)

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

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

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

We're recruiting in any SW/W postcode. 

Qualification achieved: Customer Service Practitioner Standard (Level 2)  

Apply now

Graduate DevOps Engineer

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

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

Whatever project you work on, you’ll make an impact from day one, contribute to the delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering team.

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. Developing key websites, such as Sky.com, Sky News etc. and our flagship products such as NOW TV and Sky Q.  This means that you could be working on products which you might have in your home, see advertised or used by millions of our customers.

Graduates on this programme will ensure delivery and support of software products across Sky’s Software Engineering department. Day to day they will be based in an established software delivery team and work aside software professionals to create high quality testable software products which will be customer facing and often delivered under tight timescales using Agile delivery principles.

Apply now

PR and Communications

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: 9th April 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.

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

TV Engineering

Broadcast Services deliver a world class entertainment experience for our customers when they are at home, online or on the move. 

Duration: One 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: 25th June 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.  If you would like an insight on how we get our programmes to audiences then this department is for you.

Apply now

Sky Sports News

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Sky Creative

Sky Creative is an award winning, highly creative, busy and exciting department that 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: 4th June 2018 & 18th June 2018

About the programme

Sky Creative 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.

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. 

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

Make Up

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

Duration: 2 days
Requirements: 18+ and you must have completed or be studying a relevant media make-up course and demonstrate a specific interest in make-up for TV.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 5th June 2018

About the programme

Our Make Up team at Sky has a reputation for creativity, flair and attention to detail.  With experience in drama, light entertainment, music, current affairs, fashion and editorial, there is a wealth of experience to learn from.

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

Customer Service - Stockport

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Customer Service – Osterley

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

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.

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: 25th June 2018

About the programme

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.

We’re looking for candidates with good communication skills coupled with an analytical and inquisitive mind to troubleshoot and resolve problems in a live broadcast environment, and most importantly a passion for excellence.

TV Operations deliver the content to our customers and ensure quality of delivery and experience, this is very different to production so if you’re interested in content production or want to be a presenter this is not the experience for you.

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

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

Customer Service – Glasgow

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Software Testers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Technology (Livingston)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

Become a fully rounded technology professional with an industry leader. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Finance (Osterley, West London)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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!

Insight and Decision Science

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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 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

Marketing

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’s instantly recognisable and you can see why we’re Europe’s leading entertainment company. Join us as a Marketing Apprentice and become part of the dynamic team that makes sure our products are enjoyed across the country. Applications are currently closed. 

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

Marketing (Year 1)

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

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

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

 

Digital Strategy (Year 2)

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

 

Online Trading (Year 2)

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

 

Qualification achieved: PR and Communications Apprenticeship Standard 

 

Your skills

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Product Innovation in Technology

Applications are currently closed.

This is your chance to be part of the Quality Assurance team. Applications are currently closed. 

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: TBC

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.

Sky News Journalism

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

 

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

 

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Technology (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 24 months
Requirements: A minimum of 5 Standards 1-3 or National 4 or 5 (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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

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

 

Qualification achieved: Level 8 IT and Telecoms Professionals SCQF

What we look for:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Technology (Osterley, Brick Lane, St. Katherine Docks)

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: Up to two years
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C (including in English and Maths)
Location(s): London
Start date: TBC

How our programme works:

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What we look for:

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

 

Qualification Achieved: 

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Finance (Livingston, Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: 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: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.

You’ll take part in rotations within Finance whilst undertaking a Business Improvement Project over the two years of the programme. At the end of your course you'll acheive a CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4. This will develop your commercial awareness and provide you with experience in accounting techniques. So, whether you’re making sure invoices and expenses are paid on time, ensuring Sky’s monies are collected or even assisting with Sky’s tax reporting, you’ll gain real life exposure to helping make our finance team award-winning. Wherever you work, you will quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do.

Qualification achieved: CIMA Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, Level 4

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 Scottish Standard grades 1-3 including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Finance (Osterley, London)

Applications are currently closed.

Study for a full professional accounting qualification and become a certified accountant within 5 years whilst gaining exposure to the kind of exciting projects you just couldn’t find anywhere else.

Duration: Two years (with the potential of studying an additional three years in Sky, towards a full CIMA Qualification.)
Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2017

About the programme

Our Finance teams cover everything from financial reporting to management accounting and investor relations. And our team is second to none. We’ve been voted Employer of the Year at the CIMA awards for the entire European media sector.You’ll be part of the Commercial Finance team within the Sales & Marketing group, focusing on key month end processes, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting cycles. In addition, you’ll learn how to prepare management reports and consolidate/analyse data from various sources. This team is responsible for managing key financial information helping to support the Sales and Marketing teams stay head of the competition.

You will be supported as you study alongside your role for the CIMA Higher Certificate in Management Accounting, level 4, and complete assignments to showcase the skills you’ll learn.

You’ll quickly learn the importance of putting our customers’ interests at the forefront of what you do, working with teams in other areas of the business to meet and exceed targets. There will be the opportunity to develop your commercial awareness and gain experience in accounting techniques.

What we look for

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent team working skills as you’ll be part of a fast paced, fun Finance team
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths
  • Happy to talk flexible working.

Internal Communications

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: One 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

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.

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

Technology (Chilworth)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Technology (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Sky Sports – Soccer AM

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be 18 or over and have a keen interest in and good understand of football but is it not essential to be a Soccer AM viewer.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

About the programme

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

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

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

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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. 

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. Applications are currently closed.

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 2018 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.

Sky Media

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky.  Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

About the programme

Every time you see an advert on one of Sky’s channels or sites (on TV, online or on the go), in an advert break it’s because we put it there – we created the opportunity, sold the airtime space and made it happen. We take the commercial from a brand, and put it in a break where it’ll be seen by the audience they are targeting.

Sky Media represents all of Sky’s channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic etc. and also sells on behalf of a range of channels including Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic, Comedy Central and many more.

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.

Through a mixture of work sessions, short presentations, various 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 95% of the UK population.  

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

Entertainment

Applications are currently closed.

Sky Entertainment is a highly creative, busy and exciting department, covering a wide range of areas – Commissioning, Acquisitions, Network Planning, Movies Production and Music to name a few.  We pride ourselves on being one of the best entertainment sectors in the media industry. Applications are currently closed.

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

About the programme

This is your chance to spend time amongst some of the most talented teams in the industry, experiencing what it’s like to work in a fast paced environment.  Working as part of the teams, you will get first-hand experience on how programmes are commissioned, as well as gaining an insight into all aspects of the teams.

Please note that if your interest is in production, you should instead apply for Sky Production Services Work Experience advertised on the Early Careers website.

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

Customer Service - Sheffield

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service - Leeds

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Uddingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 1 week
Requirements: You must be aged 15 or over and interested 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.

Customer Service – Newcastle

Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Customer Service – Livingston

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Customer Service – Dunfermline

Applications are currently closed.

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

 

 

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.

Strategy

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed.

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: TBC

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.

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.

Finance (16-18 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: One week
Requirements: 16 – 18 year olds (at school or college).
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. 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.

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

 

 

Finance (18-21 year olds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

Work Experience in Communications (Osterley)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

About the programme

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

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

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

Software Engineering Academy Summer Placement

Applications are currently closed.

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

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
Start date: TBC

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Leeds)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

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Software Developers

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

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.

Finance (Scotland)

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

What to expect

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

Finance Summer Placement (Dunfermline)

Applications are currently closed.

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams. Applications are now closed. 

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to this year, please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland
Start date: TBC

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.

 

Technology (Security)

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: July 2017

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

Join in Osterley (West London) on a structured, two-year programme. Through practical on-the-job training and support, you’ll become a fully-rounded technology professional. You’ll start with a seven-week induction to help you get started and there’ll be on-going development opportunities throughout.

Following your induction, the programme will begin with an initial placement within the Group Technology IS Security department.

This will give you an opportunity to experience working within the various functions in IS Security that look after the different lifecycle of Cyber Security in Sky: namely Security Architecture, IS Security Business/Project Support, IS Assurance, IS Security Operations.

At the end of this initial placement, you’ll continue rotating across different teams throughout Sky Technology which could see you working in Analysis, Development, Testing and Operations developing our latest mobile apps, launching new Broadcast channels or testing new Sky products. At the end of the 2 year graduate programme, you’ll then return to the security team for your permanent placement which could cover any of the following areas:

·         Business Support and security Program/project management.

·         Security Design & Architecture.

·         Technical Operations

·         Assurance, Penetration Testing & Code Review.

·         IS Security projects

 

What you’ll need

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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.

Change Delivery

Applications are currently closed.

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

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland, Livingston, Scotland and Osterley, West London
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. 

Fast Forward

Applications are currently closed.

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. Applications are currently closed. 

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

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.

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.

Software Engineering Academy (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities

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

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

 

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

Your skills:

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

 

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Sky Sports News Journalism

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

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

How our programme works and your key responsibilities:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your skills:

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

Happy to talk flexible working.

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

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

 

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Commercial

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. Applications are currently closed.

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

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.

Strategy Summer Placement

We’ve built an industry-leading position: over 20 million customers across Europe, home to content such as Game of Thrones and the Premier League, and with ambitious new businesses such as Sky Mobile.  Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

In such a fast-paced, changing marketplace, there are some big questions our business needs to address. During your placement you’ll work with senior management and other teams across our business, developing where we go in the future and how we get there. You’ll be in a project environment, influencing key decision from the start. 

Sky Production Services Placement

Our 12-month full time programme, involves rotating throughout areas of our Sky Production Services team. You’ll get excellent insight and practical exposure to this side of our business and the experience will help you apply for longer term opportunities with our Content teams.

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Must be over 18. The programme is applicable to candidates who have a genuine passion for the industry, a willingness to learn on the job and to build a career in Production
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2018

We recognise that there’s a shortage of skills in our industry, and limited opportunities for those interested in Production to gain experience. As a result, we’ve created this programme to allow those in the early stages of their careers to learn on the job. This programme will give you the skills to apply for roles in various ‘crafts’ once you’ve identified your interests.

There are four areas within Content Services where you could be placed – Ingest; Quality Control & Assurance (think Delivery and Transmission); Archive; and Media Management. We’ll aim to start you off in the team that most interests you.  Once you’ve covered a few of these areas, there are likely to be opportunities in areas of Post Production, for example, in one of our Editing or Audio teams.

You’ll be given support by managers within these areas and have the amazing opportunity to be mentored on the job. To be successful you’ll show excellent results, a great attitude and ethics; in return, after the programme has ended, we hope to find permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Working Pattern: Shift working, including occasional night shifts and weekends.

Apply now

Engineering Apprenticeship Insight Day

You’ve probably never considered a career in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for an apprenticeship that gives great support and excellent benefits, why don’t you come along to our Insight Day and find out if this is the perfect job for you!

Duration: 10am - 2pm
Requirements: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Thursday 3rd May 2018

You don't have to be an engineering wiz, all we're looking for is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. So why not come along with your best friend, family member or teacher to find out more.

You may not have thought about a career in Customer Service, but let us open your eyes to all the cool things we do at Sky on this apprenticeship programme. 

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018 

Timings: 10am - 2pm

Who: We're looking for you! Anyone 17+ (who holds a clean driving licence) and who are keen to find out about our Home Service Apprenticeship. (REMEMBER: no previous experience is needed)

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Sky - (meet our Home Service Teams)
  • Networking Session - You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a Home Service Engineer at Sky. You’ll hear from existing apprentices and apprentice managers, see the equipment used to help our apprentices provide the best customer service and get some useful application hints and tips to help you successfully apply for our opportunities!

We’re running the majority of our events out of term time to (hopefully) make it easier for you to attend! 

Spaces are li