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Our Technology apprentices use the latest AI and machine learning techniques to help make entertainment possible. From coordinating live feeds for our channels to learning how we build industry-leading tech, there’s plenty of ground to break. All whilst achieving Level 6 qualifications.

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Start date: 9th September 2024

£23,000 per annum|1 year | IT & Telecoms Professionals SCQF Level 6

About this programme

Collaborating with leading software developers, tech analysts and technology specialists. Working on a product that changes how millions of people watch their favourite shows. There’s only one place where you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.

Join our Technology programme and you’ll spend a year in your new role, rising to unique challenges and working on the kinds of exciting projects you just don’t find anywhere else. All while discovering first-hand how we bring millions of people the entertainment they know and love.

What you’ll be doing

Join teams such as:

UK Information Systems: Tech UK&I/Billing & Finance: Sky’s finance platform bills over 10 million customers every month, totalling over £9 Billion a year – our team looks after anything to do with Customer Payments, Billing, Fraud and Risk. This area provides a phenomenal chance for investigating complex customer problems, data analysis, monitoring, and developing solutions that are key to the operation of Sky.

UK Information Systems: Customer Data, we’re putting data first, it’s all about that data.  We’re a new department that has centralised several data teams, we now cover data fix, data quality, data dev, data analysis, data migration, data movement and we are adding data testing. Find out about our plans to build our Dataverse covering data as a product, data mesh and data quantum’s.

Technology Services: we are the lifeline of Sky’s critical internal and external systems, designing, delivering and supporting our IT infrastructure which includes servers, databases, data storage and batch processing systems. Join as an apprentice and you'll be part of our diverse team helping us to maintain a premier operation. We will provide a phenomenal environment for you to further your learning and showcase your talents.

The qualification

IT & Telecoms Professionals SCQF Level 6

Alongside your day to day work you will be working towards the SQA Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals. You’ll be supported by paid study time off work on a Friday afternoon; by your colleagues; by other current and ex apprentices; and by our external accredited training provider.

During your year you will be working towards your SQCF Level 6. Our training provider works very closely with you as an individual ensuring that your diploma modules reflect the work that you are doing day to day.

Some modules such as personal effectiveness or written and personal communication are about having the skills you will need in your future career. Other modules will be chosen around the work you are doing routinely in your role – so for example if you were working as an analyst, you and your trainer might choose a module which is centred around defining customer requirements.

What we’re looking for

You’ve a minimum of five National 5s (NQs) at Level 5-7 (or equivalent 9-4), including English and Maths.

Other skills we’re looking for include:

  • Passionate about technology and our brand
  • Collaborative and great with people
  • A self-starter, resilient when it gets hectic
  • A problem-solver
  • Approachable and adaptable.

Eligibility criteria

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

  • You have a minimum of five National 5s, graded A - C (or equivalent), including English and Maths, or will have these by September 2024.
  • You will be above the statutory school leaver age by September 2024.
  • You will have completed any current education by September 2024 and do not plan to be undertaking any education throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

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.

Application deadline

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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