Patience’s journey from Royal Navy to Sky
‘Sky is such a big company and it’s got roles for everyone.’
What’s your name and work is your background in the Armed Forces?
My name is Patience. I was in the Royal Navy for nearly 10 years and I left as a Petty Officer in Supply Chain, which is equivalent to middle management in the ‘civvie’ world, as we call it.
Why was Sky the best place for you?
Sky saw the potential in me, and they recognized the transferable skills that i had from the navy. I’ve been given so many opportunities to attend conferences, live training sessions and I’ve also attended courses with some of Sky’s partners
What were your main concerns, and how did you overcome them?
Without my rank, I was worried that I wouldn’t be taken seriously and the impact of imposter syndrome. The representation was very important to me – and I met the director at Sky, who was a woman who looked like me and motivated me. Sky is such a big company and it’s got roles for everyone.