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Our Finance team is at the heart of everything we do. Commissioning a TV show. Developing a new app. Finding the budget to build the latest tech. Prepare management reports, analyse data and find out how the team works while you work towards a CIMA qualification and Level 4-7 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician qualification.

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Start date: 1st August 2024

£24,450 per annum|5 years | Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Level 4 move onto level 7 (includes CIMA)

About this programme

Join our Finance team and be right at the heart of all the action. Dive right into exciting projects and learn on the job while studying for your CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualification.

Find out first-hand what it’s like to be a Finance professional for a leading entertainment brand. In Commercial Finance you will have the opportunity to influence key business decisions, support on new product launches, make recommendations on whether we should invest in a new TV show or a groundbreaking piece of technology as well as handle company-wide budgets. You’ll also enjoy a collaborative, caring culture that helps us achieve brilliant things. There’s only one place you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.

What you’ll be doing

Develop your accounting skills over five years (one 2-year placement to help you settle into life at Sky, followed by three 1-year placements) that span the entire business: from content and channels to product development and technology, sales and strategy. Each role will present a new set of challenges and opportunities to develop your skillset.

You’ll have our full support to study for your CIMA qualification – with fully funded study and exam days, graduate committee guidance and access to a buddy and tutor support. At Sky your team will support you to make sure your exams can be your number one priority while gaining relevant work experience – meaning that you’ll be able to join the world’s largest and leading professional body of Management Accountants.

Through your business rotations, you’ll learn how to set budgets and track against them, develop cases to support projects and investment decisions, analyse data to provide key insight, and collaborate with teams across the business to meet and exceed our business targets.

The Qualification

Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Level 4 move onto level 7 (includes CIMA).

During your 5-year programme you’ll be working towards CIMA Certificate level (Level 4 qualification) and then move onto CIMA Professional Level (Level 7 qualification). You’ll cover modules on fundamentals of accounting, economics and management, leading to more advanced courses as you progress through your studies.

Training provided by Kaplan, who are the UKs largest accountancy training provider, with validated experience. Courses are taught through in-person classroom learning, Live online classroom sessions or On-demand online learning to suit your lifestyle and learning style.

What we’re looking for

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs A* – C (or equivalent grades 9-4), including English and Maths.

Other skills we’re looking for include:

  • Studying for A Levels or have already achieved (3 A-C or equivalent)
  • Commercially minded and a problem-solver
  • Collaborative and great with people
  • A self-starter, eager to inspire change in an exciting and dynamic environment.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for this role, you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria.

  • You have a minimum of five GCSEs A* - C (or equivalent grades 9-4), including English and Maths.
  • You have a minimum of three A levels, grade A - C or equivalent, or will have these by August 2024.
  • You will be above the statutory school leaver age by August 2024.
  • You haven’t completed a qualification or degree in the subject you are applying to.
  • You will have completed any current education by August 2024 and do not plan to be undertaking any education throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.
  • You will have resided in the UK or Republic of Ireland for three years by August 2024, unless you have an exemption listed in Annex A of the document linked below.
  • If you are on a time limited visa, your visa will not expire at any point during the apprenticeship programme.

Please read the above carefully before continuing with your application. If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria, please contact us at apprenticeships@sky.uk.

Please note that the majority of these points are due to apprenticeship levy funding rules in England, which may be reviewed here for your reference: Apprenticeship Funding Rules


This apprentice programme is now closed for applications for our 2024 intake. To register your interest for 2025, click below and we'll keep you updated.

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