TARGETjobs Events were proud to work with Sky again on four bespoke events as part of the Sky Summer Series.
'Explore Sky: A tech insight day’ (running since last year) and 'Explore Sky: A finance insight day’ (new for 2016) gave students an exclusive opportunity to discover more about careers in software engineering, technology and finance at Sky.
Students spent a full day at Sky’s London HQ located in Osterley, just outside Central London and took part in sessions designed to showcase their skills and personality. They heard first-hand about the opportunities open to them in this exciting company through networking sessions with the recruitment team, graduates and senior managers. Both insight days also included upskill sessions where students worked with their peers as a group. These sessions aimed to help students discover the type of career path they could follow and build on the skills needed to apply to Sky’s graduate programmes.
The 2016 events
Explore Sky: A finance insight day
Sky’s three year rotational Finance Programme allows students to complete their accounting training (CIMA) while working on projects such as looking at the cost implications of new TV show commissions or technology ventures that will change the face of entertainment. These are the kind of experiences Sky’s current graduates are experiencing and you could join them too. During this event representatives from Sky’s finance team were on hand to work with the students and answer questions about the programme.
Livingston, Scotland Starting Out Insight Evening
The evening was an exciting opportunity for students to spend the evening at the Sky Academy Careers Lab, Livingston, Scotland. During the event, they gained a valuable insight into Sky's graduate opportunities based in Scotland; Finance, Change Delivery and Technology. Whatever students were studying (Accountancy to Zoology) they found out how they can turn their skills and interests into a fast-paced career at Sky. Sky shared with application hints and tips, gave an insider into the above areas and students were even chance to see the offices on a tour.
Explore Sky: A tech insight day
Sky were looking to recruit graduates onto their Software Engineering Academy and Technology Programmes. During this event representatives from both teams were on hand to work with and answer questions about the roles. Working in Sky’s technology teams you’ll be working with cutting-edge technology from day one. If you love innovative products, this is a great chance to work on industry-leading technology and be inspired by experts before deciding on a final career path.
Leeds Software Engineering Academy Insight Evening
An exciting opportunity for students to spend the evening at Sky's new Leeds Dock Technology Hub offices. During the event, students gained a valuable insight into a career in Software Engineering. Whatever students were studying (Computer Science to Geography) they had the opportunity to find out how they could turn their skills and interests into a fast-paced career at Sky. Sky shared application hints and tips, and gave an insight into the Software department and students were given chance to put their existing skills to the test and develop new ones before they headed home.