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Graduate opportunities

Help to shape the future of our business. In return, you’ll enjoy lots of development opportunities, plus a competitive salary.

Check out our graduate programmes, below. Just so you know: you can only apply to one per year. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Applications are still open for our 2019 Software and Technology graduate programmes.

  • Software Engineering Academy
  • Technology
  • Business programmes

During this hands-on, accelerated learning programme, you’ll be working either within the Developer or DevOps team using agile methodologies on projects to help make sure Sky stays ahead of the game.

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Girls can code - Software Engineering Insight day

We’d like to invite you to a Software Engineering Insight Day at Sky. This is your opportunity to spend a full day at our HQ near London and find out about all the exciting things we do in our Software Engineering departments.

Duration: 1 day
Requirements: Currently attending University
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: 19th October

You don’t have to hold a degree in computer science, all we’re looking for is passion for software and technology.

Technology is at the heart of everything we do, which is why we’re serious about supporting the next generation of tech talent. We offer a Software graduate programme in Software Development, Automation Testing and DevOps, plus a whole host of placement and work experience opportunities. If you have a passion for Software and Technology and want to explore opportunities within our software engineering department, let us open your eyes to all the amazing things we do here!

What to expect:

  • Tech Taster Activities – getting to experiment with some technologies and understand the fundamentals to coding and programming through a practical coding exercise
  • Skills sessions – designed to showcase your skills and personality, as well as give you application hints and tips
  • Networking – with the recruitment team, graduates, interns and senior managers to hear first-hand about the opportunities in technology at Sky
  • Tour of the Sky Campus

When: Friday 19th October 2018

Timings: 09.30 – 17.00

People drive Sky’s success. What you need is the passion and ambition to write your own career story.  Apply now to take the first step in your career at Sky!

To find out more about our Early Careers opportunities, visit www.skyearlycareers.com

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Graduate Software Developer (Osterley)

In the driver’s seat from day one, you’ll build the software that steers us to success.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Join the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q. Create products used by millions. Use cutting-edge tech. Improve internal processes. Whatever your project, you’ll be in the driver’s seat from day one, designing the software that steers us to success.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about all aspects of technology
  • A quick learner and a team player
  • Aware of Agile methodologies

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

Apply now

Graduate Automated Tester (Osterley)

Influence the future of our business from day one. Build quality, customer-focused testing solutions, helping us continue to deliver world-class software.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Join the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q. Create products used by millions. Use cutting-edge tech. Deliver top-quality software. Learn the fundamentals of software engineering and testing, as well as how a busy DevOps culture operates.

You’ll be

• A graduate – or soon will be

• Passionate about all aspects of technology

• Familiar with quality assurance processes and eager to learn more

• Aware of Agile methodologies

• A quick learner and team player

• Someone that enjoys using logic to solve problems

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 30th December 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Graduate Automated Tester (Leeds)

Influence the future of our business from day one. Build quality, customer-focused testing solutions, helping us continue to deliver world-class software.  

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Join the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q. Create products used by millions. Use cutting-edge tech. Deliver top-quality software. Learn the fundamentals of software engineering and testing, as well as how a busy DevOps culture operates.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about all aspects of technology
  • Familiar with quality assurance processes and eager to learn more
  • Aware of Agile methodologies
  • A quick learner and team player
  • Someone that enjoys using logic to solve problems

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our Leeds Dock campus offers a pool table, table tennis, discounted gym membership, endless local discounts, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 30th December 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Graduate DevOps Engineer (Osterley)

Buckle up: you’re in for a thrilling ride. Help us stay streets ahead of our competitors by learning how to develop and deliver new products to millions of customers. 

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: September 2019

About the programme

Join the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q. Create products used by millions. Deliver ambitious projects in tight time frames. With the support of an established software delivery team, you’ll collaborate to create high-quality, testable products designed to please customers.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about all aspects of technology
  • Able to develop scripted software in a modern web language
  • Familiar with pipeline automation and deployment frameworks such as Jenkins, Puppet, AWS and VMware automation
  • Comfortable using cloud-related technologies
  • Aware of Agile methodologies

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 30th December 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Graduate Software Developers (Leeds)

In the driver’s seat from day one, you’ll build the software that steers us to success.

Duration: 7 months
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Join the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q. Create products used by millions. Use cutting-edge tech. Improve internal processes. Whatever your project, you’ll be in the driver’s seat from day one, designing the software that steers us to success.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about all aspects of technology
  • A quick learner and a team player
  • Aware of Agile methodologies

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our Leeds Dock campus offers a pool table, table tennis, discounted gym membership, endless local discounts, and much more.

Apply now

Join our Technology programme and you’ll work with cutting-edge technology from day one. If you love innovative products, this is a great chance to work on industry-leading technology and be inspired by experts before deciding on a final career path.

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Technology Graduate Programme (Livingston)

Give customers the best possible experience through technology. Contribute to multiple projects, from data analytics and cyber security, to product innovations such as Sky Q, NOW TV and Sky Mobile.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Our Technology grads helped launch the Sky Q box. They were integral to the release of Sky GO, Sky VR, Sky Cinema and the Sky Kids app. Follow in their footsteps and play a critical part in developing and maintaining technology used by millions of customers as well as the systems used here at Sky.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about technology
  • A quick learner and a team player

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our Scotland offices have a subsidised canteen, free shuttle bus service, on-site gym and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 14th November 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Technology Graduate Programme (Osterley)

Give customers the best possible experience through technology. Contribute to multiple projects, from data analytics and cyber security, to product innovations such as Sky Q, NOW TV and Sky Mobile.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Our Technology grads helped launch the Sky Q box. They were integral to the release of Sky GO, Sky VR, Sky Cinema and the Sky Kids app. Follow in their footsteps and play a critical part in developing and maintaining technology used by millions of customers as well as the systems used here at Sky.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about technology
  • A quick learner and a team player

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 14th November 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Technology-Security Graduate Programme (Osterley)

Find new ways to please customers through technology. From mastering data analytics and cyber security to developing our next bestselling product.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Join the Group Technology Security team and get under the skin of our cyber security operation. In time, you'll take on a more focused role, such as simulating an attack on our systems or designing system architecture.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about cyber security
  • A quick learner and a team player

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Whatever your favourite show on Sky is, one thing’s for sure. It took a lot of behind-the-scenes people to get it on air. Join us in Change Delivery, Finance, Marketing and Commercial and find out how you could play your part.

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Finance (Osterley, West London)

Critical to our success, the Finance team is a big deal here. Join us, and dive into exciting projects while studying for your CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounts) qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: February 2019 or August 2019

About the programme

Find out first-hand what it’s like to be an accountant for a leading entertainment brand. Finance influences all our business decisions and you’ll play a key role. Support new product launches. Help make decisions on whether we should invest in a new TV show or a game-changing piece of technology. Manage company-wide budgets and gain experience in our Corporate Finance team.  And enjoy a collaborative, caring culture that helps us achieve brilliant things.

You’ll be

  • A graduate with a 2.1 – or soon will be 
  • Commercially-minded and a problem-solver
  • Collaborative and great with people  
  • A self-starter, eager to drive change in an exciting and dynamic environment

You'll get

A salary, a generous pension and 25 days’ paid annual leave pro rata. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Strategy Graduate Programme

Applications are currently closed.

Sky’s Strategy Summer Internship feeds directly into the Strategy Graduate Programme. Through the 2018 Summer Internship we have filled all positions for the 2019 Graduate Programme, and therefore will not be opening for applications this year. If you are interested in joining us on the 2020 Graduate Programme, we recommend applying for the 2019 Summer Internship.

Influence key projects from the start. Play a part in where we go in the future and how we get there.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: You must have enrolled in the Strategy Summer Internship 2019
Location(s): Osterley, West London

About the programme

Where will our future growth come from? What products and technologies should we invest in? How do we compete in an unpredictable market?

Partner with our senior leaders to answer the big questions and help us define our strategic direction as we enter an exciting new chapter. We welcome different opinions and perspectives, and we’d love to hear your ideas.

Developing core strategy skills in structured thinking and analysis, research, and financial modelling, you’ll have three one-year rotations with a strategic, commercial, and project management focus.

You will

  • Developing Sky’s customer proposition
  • Investment in channels and content
  • Assessment of growth opportunities in new markets
  • Assessment of new technologies and the opportunities they offer
  • Competitor analysis
  • Delivery of transformational projects and initiative

 

You'll be

  • An enthusiastic problem-solvers, with great numerical, presentation and IT skills.
  • Collaborative and great with people.
  • On track to complete, a 2:1 degree in any discipline. 

 

You’ll get

A competitive salary, a generous pension and 25 days’ paid annual leave pro rata. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus, boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

 

Change Delivery - Business Analyst (Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Help deliver our top-quality products and services. Work with a variety of teams across the business to keep customers coming back for more.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: An undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

As our Graduate Business Analyst, you’ll dive into exciting projects. Work with people from Customer Operations, Product, Marketing and IT. And learn how Change Delivery supports our strategic goals.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • A confident communicator, no matter who you’re talking to
  • Collaborative, capable of building strong relationships
  • An analytical thinker that can simplify your thought process for others
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and keen to learn quickly
  • Happy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to drive your own development

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that's not enough, our Scotland offices have a subsidised canteen, free shuttle bus service, on-site gym and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Change Delivery - Business Analyst (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Help deliver our top-quality products and services. Work with a variety of teams across the business to keep customers coming back for more.

Duration: Two years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

As our Graduate Business Analyst, you’ll dive into exciting projects. Work with people from Customer Operations, Product, Marketing and IT. And learn how Change Delivery supports our strategic goals.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • A confident communicator, no matter who you’re talking to
  • Collaborative, capable of building strong relationships
  • An analytical thinker that can simplify your thought process for others
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and keen to learn quickly
  • Happy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to drive your own development

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that's not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boast six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Change Delivery - Project Manager (Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Help deliver our top-quality products and services. Work with a variety of teams across the business to keep customers coming back for more.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

As our Graduate Project Manager, you’ll dive into exciting projects. Work with people from Customer Operations, Product, Marketing and IT. And learn how Change Delivery supports our strategic goals.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • A confident communicator, no matter who you’re talking to
  • Collaborative, capable of building strong relationships
  • An analytical thinker that can simplify your thought process for others
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and keen to learn quickly
  • Happy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to drive your own development

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that's not enough, our Scotland offices have a subsidised canteen, free shuttle bus service, on-site gym and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Commercial

Applications are currently closed.

Fancy shaping our commercial strategy? You’ll identify market opportunities and the latest products, as well as managing sales and retention.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

Get stuck into every aspect of Commercial Strategy and Planning. Identify new market opportunities and the latest products. Define our quarterly and annual commercial plans. Manage sales and retention.

Complete four six-month rotations, including the core elements of commercial strategy and trading performance management. Explore other commercial disciplines, with up to two optional placements. Once you’ve completed the two years, you’ll likely become a manager in one of the areas you’ve covered.

You’ll be

  • A graduate - or soon will be
  • A team player who enjoys the satisfaction of getting things done
  • Organised and efficient, able to prioritise and juggle multiple deadlines
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind and superb attention to detail
  • Passionate about our brand and eager to drive improvements 

 You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more. 

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment

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Marketing

Applications are currently closed.

Develop bold brand marketing campaigns and daring digital strategies. Build meaningful customer relationships through weekly emails. 

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

Soak up every aspect of Sales and Marketing. Create bold brand marketing campaigns and daring digital strategies. Build meaningful customer relationships through weekly emails. You’ll do all this and more during four six-month rotations, spanning above the line communication, below the line communication, strategy & planning and commercial awareness. 

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • Passionate about marketing and equally enthusiastic about our brand
  • A confident communicator with an analytical mind
  • A team player
  • Organised and efficient, able to prioritise and juggle multiple deadlines

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply Now

Change Delivery - Project Manager (Osterley, West London)

Applications are currently closed.

Help deliver our top-quality products and services. Work with a variety of teams across the business to keep customers coming back for more.

Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in any discipline
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

As our Graduate Project Manager, you’ll dive into exciting projects. Work with people from Customer Operations, Product, Marketing and IT. And learn how Change Delivery supports our strategic goals.

You’ll be

  • A graduate – or soon will be
  • A confident communicator, no matter who you’re talking to
  • Collaborative, capable of building strong relationships
  • An analytical thinker that can simplify your thought process for others
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and keen to learn quickly
  • Happy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to drive your own development

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that's not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Finance (Scotland)

Applications are currently closed.

Critical to our success, the Finance team is a big deal here. Join us, and dive into exciting projects while studying for your CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounts) qualification.

Duration: 3 years
Requirements: 2.1 degree, or equivalent
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

Based across our Livingston (Watermark) and Dunfermline sites, you’ll learn what it’s like to be an accountant for a leading entertainment brand. Craft the financial and operational reports that help us grow year after year. Analyse. Collaborate. Embrace challenges. And enjoy a caring culture that helps us achieve brilliant things.

You’ll be

  • A graduate with a 2.1 – or you soon will be 
  • Analytical and commercially-minded
  • A confident communicator
  • A team player 
  • A self-starter, eager to drive change in an exciting and dynamic environment

You’ll get

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our Scotland offices have a subsidised canteen, free shuttle bus service, on-site gym and much more.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 28 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

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