About Sky

Top quality shows. Innovative tech. Must-have packages. With 24 million customers across seven countries, it’s no surprise that Sky is Europe’s biggest entertainment brand. That’s why we need the next generation of coders, challengers, shakers and collaborations to lead us into the future. As a graduate, you can make a real impact here. From software developers to finance professionals. From technical geniuses to marketing gurus. This is the place where people from all walks of life get the freedom and support they need to do their best work.

Nothing happens on-screen without our talented people behind the scenes, working their magic everyday at Sky. Want to learn how to be business leader? Develop cutting-edge products? Gain skills across the business, or become an expert in the specialist area of your choice? The range of graduate programmes here means you have the chance to do all this and more. We also offer lots of internships, insight weeks, and insight days to help you decide what kind of career would suit you best.

Whatever you do, you’ll be working in a fun, fast-moving environment. Surrounded by some of the best people in the industry. Benefiting from on-the-job learning. Enjoying the opportunity to try out new ideas and shape where the business goes next. You’ll also get to see and do things that you simply wouldn’t experience anywhere else.

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What you’ll be doing 

The Mobile software development programme might see you create the next iteration of Sky Go, work on a new feature for NOW and develop capabilities on our iOS and Android platforms.

You’ll learn a lot on this seven-month programme. After just eight weeks, you’ll be familiar with our major software engineering principles, Swift and Kotlin development, iOS and Android platforms and continuous build, and integration. Over the remaining 4 months, with our guidance, you’ll put your newly acquired skills into practice on live projects alongside our delivery teams where you will continue your career as an Associate Software Developer.

On this programme you’ll ensure software is delivered to an excellent standard within a busy agile team, where quality is the highest priority. This could include:

•    Deliver and support the development of our software products
•    Team up with software professionals to create high-quality, testable products designed to engage our customers
•    Produce software through iteration using Agile delivery principles.

Programme facts

•    This roles are based in Leeds
•    Programme duration is 7 months
•    Expected start September 2021 starting with an 8-week boot camp.

What we’re looking for

•    A graduate with a technology degree (Computer Science, Computing, AI & ML, Software Engineering, Cyber Security) or soon will be
•    Ability to code using modern day web languages. Swift and Kotlin is desirable
•    Have created software applications using modern-day web languages either at university, at home or in industry
•    Have passion for software and technology
•    A quick learner and a team player
•    Aware of Agile methodologies.

Your application journey

  • First, complete our short application form by entering your details and academic information. Once your application has been submitted, you’ll be invited to complete our immersive digital assessments. This may land in your junk folder so don’t forget to check it. Complete the assessments successfully and you’ll be considered for our assessment centre.
  • The first digital assessment looks at your behavioural and cognitive strengths through several questions.
  • The second digital assessment will look at your ability to code. The coding test will be completed using modern mobile development languages, please familiarise yourself with the basic coding concepts before beginning this stage. Note these coding languages are not in any particular order.

                •    Swift
•    Kotlin
•    Java
•    Javascript.

  • In the last digital assessment, you will be required to review various sets of information and be asked questions related to this. Part of this stage will include a recorded video interview. But don’t worry there will be practice round.
  • For the final stage of your application, we’ll invite you to a digital assessment centre and give you some tasks to get to know you better. The day will give you a practical insight into the role and will assess your technical aptitude.

Once you’ve completed your assessment day, we’ll let you know when you can expect to hear back from us.

Your development journey

You’ll enjoy a brand new, action-packed, learning experience with us as part of your graduate programme. We’ll help you grow into a great future leader, with the right tools and support. Our 2-year learning and development programme sits alongside your graduate programme and supports you during your programme and beyond with:

Growth – Every project and role you take on will be a chance to learn and grow. And you’ll be supported by passionate colleagues along the way.

Confidence – Whatever your background, you can make a valuable and valued contribution. You’ll build confidence by getting involved and stepping outside of comfort zone.

Belonging – You’re trusted to own your day, but there’s always someone on hand to make sure you succeed. With fellow grads, inspiring each other to think big and take action. Or with your manager and wider Sky team to help build your own unique career.

Plus, you’ll have access to a range of tools, from workshops to digital courses (like LinkedIn Learning), which will help you along the way.

It’s a journey and we want you to see your progress, so you’ll get your very own development report to track your success.

The perks

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of benefits really are something special, here are our highlights: free Sky Q (for the TV you love all in one place), a generous pension, 25 days paid annual leave, discounted Mobile and broadband and private health care.

You’ll get access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

Why Inclusion is important

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. CV’s aren’t everything. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential what you’ll bring to Sky.

We celebrate diversity because different people, with different perspectives make Sky a better business. Our customers are incredibly diverse, so we should be, too.

So why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

The current closing date for applications is 27th June 2021. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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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