Ensuring safety and contingency at Sky – the same reasons I joined the army
‘People will happily give you half an hour of their time to chat about how you can translate your military skills into the civilian world’
Rob McAllister –
Operations Resilience Lead
Ex-service people are often pretty good at managing deadlines and establishing clear priorities – whether that’s corralling teams, working alongside others or defining big strategies. That’s something I’ve been able to carry over, from my time as an Officer in the Army to my current role as an Operational Resilience Lead at Sky.
At Sky, I get to deliver three key disciplines: Business Continuity, Emergency Response and Crisis Management. The role involves responding when something goes wrong, helping senior leaders to develop resilience and running exercises to make sure our people are ready to respond to any threat that Sky faces, whether it be a cyber attack, a building evacuation, a technology outage or a global pandemic! It’s a job I love because I help keep our people safe and help keep Sky delivering our products to the customer.
Being part of a big business like Sky helps maintain the sence of camaraderie you get in the military and the business really appreciates the skills ex-service people can bring. I take huge pride in being part of our Armed Forces@Sky network and it’s really valued across the business.
For anyone thinking of joining Sky as an ex-service person, I’d say go for it. Sky’s a company that cares about its people and their development as well. They also have a great set of products and they use their influence of being one of the UK’s biggest brands to positive effect.