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Hit the ground running on this accelerated learning 7-month graduate programme. Take a hands-on approach using agile methodologies. Work alongside experts in our DevOps and SRE teams and make sure we stay ahead of the game.

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Start date: 1st August 2024

£38,000 per annum|7 Months

About this programme

Hit the ground running on this accelerated learning 7-month graduate programme. Take a hands-on approach using agile methodologies. Work alongside experts in our DevOps & SRE teams and make sure we stay ahead of the game.

Join the teams that built Sky Mobile, NOW, Sky Q and Sky Glass. Create products used by millions. Take the lead on challenging and exciting projects. Collaborate with our software teams across the globe on video streaming platforms. With the support of a leading software delivery team, create high-quality, testable products designed to bring customers more of what they love. There’s only one place you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.

What you’ll be doing

On our accelerated programme you’ll create the best environments for our technology projects. Make sure our products remain available once they’re deployed to production. Be involved in scaling our applications. Find yourself in Group Product, Reliability Engineering or Enterprise Engineering, working on a wide range of technology projects across our business.

You’ll learn a lot in 7 months. Spend your first four weeks understanding reliability engineering principles and learning what it takes to be a DevOps Engineer in our dedicated bootcamp. Over the remaining six months, with our guidance, you’ll put your newly acquired skills into practice on live projects.

Once you’ve completed the programme, you’ll move one of our reliability engineering teams, which provides a variety of support and deployment activities to our Development, Quality Assurance and Release Management teams. Here you’ll help reduce costs, improve products, enhance service availability, tighten security, and boost our growth. Top quality is always a priority as you deliver effective, innovative software.

On this programme you’ll ensure software is delivered to an excellent standard within a busy agile team, where quality is the highest priority. This could include:

  • Providing and configuring the environments that our developers will use to create our software products
  • Be involved in scaling applications and products when popularity increases or where user demands peak expectations
  • Ensuring our deployed products remain available, reliable and diagnose issues when they occur
  • Work in an iterative way using Agile delivery principles.

What we’re looking for

The one essential requirement is that you have or will be graduating soon. It doesn’t matter what your degree is in. Other skills you may have include:

  • Able to develop scripted software i.e., Shell/Bash scripting
  • Be familiar with pipeline automation and deployment frameworks such as Docker, Jenkins, Puppet, AWS, and VMware automation
  • Be comfortable using cloud-related technologies
  • Have an awareness of agile methodologies
  • And have a real passion for software and technology.

To be eligible for this role you are required to have the appropriate right to work in the UK by the start date of the programme. Please be aware Sky does not offer sponsorship for this programme.


This graduate 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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Head of Tech Emerging Talent

"We look at people that are right at the start of their careers in technology. We offer them an environment where they can learn, where they can be supported and become part of our future workforce."

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