Delivering Sky’s mix of TV that people love, pioneering technology, award-winning customer service and superfast broadband is a real team effort. Across Sky’s business, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, they’re working really hard to deliver brilliant entertainment, products and services to over 11 million customers within the UK. But they want to be better so they’re looking for bright, talented graduates to join them.
Come to Sky and you’ll be part of a fast-paced business that’s changing the game for the entire industry. They’re constantly launching new channels, as well as getting record viewing figures for Sky Sports; bringing on board some incredible brand ambassadors in David Beckham and Jessica Ennis-Hill; and investing in exciting new shows and exclusive content. Not to mention blazing a trail for technology development with their Sky Go Extra platform and Sky apps all built in-house.
The Sky Academy Starting Out opportunities form part of the Sky Academy, a set of initiatives that use the power of TV, creativity and sport to help young people build practical skills and experience to unlock their potential. These include offering work experience and employment opportunities to help them prepare for the world of work. They support them to gain experience in their chosen career path, and encourage them to share their ideas and take on new challenges so they get the best start to working life. These include graduate programmes in key Business and Technology functions of Sky.
Graduate roles starting in 2016 will include Software Engineering Academy (Developer and Dev-Ops), the Technology graduate programme & the Finance programme.
As a Developer on the Academy, you could be involved in developing key Sky websites, such as Sky.com, developing software for Sky News, My Sky, Now TV and Sky Go. As well as dealing with these products that everyone’s heard of, 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 based on either our Osterley or Leeds offices.
Our DevOps teams provide a wide range of support and deployment related activities to all development, QA, and release management teams. And this is your chance to be a part of it and have the opportunity to support production and pre-production development in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment.
On our Technology Graduate Programme, you could have the opportunity to be responsible for delivering the innovative technology that supports all of our services, from Broadcast, Sky Broadband and Sky Talk to all our web and mobile applications – not to mention the systems that allow everyone at Sky to do their jobs.
Our Finance teams cover everything from financial and group 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 and Bluechip Finance Team of the Year at the prestigious Business Finance Awards. What other Finance programme would allow you to complete your accounting training while working on projects like looking at the cost implications of new TV show commissions or substantial technology ventures that will change the face of entertainment? These are the kind of experiences our current graduates are experiencing and you could join them too.
Our opportunities are challenging and getting you to contribute to real life projects, but don’t worry – the emphasis is firmly on supporting you to learn and grow into a leading expert in the field is vital for our future.
And because you’ll be doing such an important role for Sky, they’ll make sure you have everything you need to shine. This includes giving you a structured and tailored plan to progress your career with plenty of development opportunities.
What’s more, you’ll have access to great rewards such as free Sky+HD and broadband, as well as enrolment in the Sky Pension Plan, health insurance and a wide variety of retail discounts.
These events will be a great opportunity to gain an insight into the graduate roles available and learn more about Technology & Finance at Sky. Hearing from current graduates, senior managers within these areas and the Starting Out team you’ll have a chance to kick-start your graduate application.
To hear more from our current graduates and the work they’ve been doing click here