Putting my best foot forward

Early Careers posted on 4 Dec

"One of the best things about working at Sky is the knowledge I have received by working with different people who have been in the industry– every day I am learning something new from people’s experiences and advice." Find out more about Leah's experience as a FastForward intern

Sky Careers

Applying for the Fast Forward Scheme

Fortunately for me the Fast Forward Scheme is open to people in my sixth form. I had heard about the Fast Forward scheme from an early stage of doing my A Levels and knew it was exactly what I wanted to be doing after I left high school.

I am currently interning in the Creative Department at Sky, this area appealed to me most because I studied English, Media, Photography and Sociology and having a background in Media and creative subjects tied in well with this area.

The Creative Department is massive and there are a variety of roles within this department - you are able to move around different areas for the first six months and then stay in a chosen area of your choice for the remaining six months. The best thing about experiencing so many different areas is probably the fact you learn what your interests are and what career paths you may want to go down. Some of the areas include: Promos, New Graphics, Sky Sport Graphics, VFX and Events.

Best Bits about working at Sky

One of the best things about working at Sky is the knowledge I have received by working with different people who have been in the industry– every day I am learning something new from people’s experiences and advice.

There are many opportunities for you whilst you’re in your areas – I am currently in Promos and given the chance to cut a Promo for Sky’s free view channel PICK for a mini-series called Treasure Island which is going onto air this Christmas.

I have been given the responsibility to come up with an idea and run with it – this involves cutting my own promo, writing a script, choosing a soundtrack for it, choosing a voice over artist for it and taking it to audio.

Below are some pictures of my time in audio – this was one of my favourite parts of making a Promo as I sat down with an audio engineer and got to add sound design and effects on top of my promo to make it more dramatic and exciting. I also met with the voice over artist - Johnathon Kydd who I selected and got to work with and direct him to follow the script in a Pirate voice! This was loads of fun and is just one of many exciting things that go on within the Creative department at Sky!