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Design Graduate Placement

From rebranding Sky Sports to designing key art and creating large-scale above-the-line campaigns for Sky’s commissions and original productions, come and discover the huge range of exciting and diverse opportunities here at Sky.

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Design Graduate Placement

Start date: 28th October 2024

£27,000 per annum|1 FTC year

About this programme

This 12-month grad scheme programme offers you the chance to join our incredible multi-skilled design teams.

You’ll experience two six-month placements with separate teams who specialise in different areas of the business, allowing you to expand on your skillset and gain a deeper insight into the industry.

From rebranding Sky Sports to designing key art and creating large-scale above-the-line campaigns for Sky’s commissions and original productions, we are uniquely placed to offer you a huge range of exciting and diverse opportunities.

What you’ll be doing

  • Discover and be inspired to progress your future in Design.
  • Be part of conceptualising and developing ideas for 360 integrated projects and large scale above the line campaigns alongside a team of Designers and Creatives. You’ll be involved with the major Sky brands through AV, social, digital and out of home.
  • Learn how to be a brand guardian.
  • Collaborate and share your ideas with the Design team.
  • Support the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects.
  • Master problem-solving.
  • Gain crucial experience of delivering original and effective creative work by being part of an exciting multidisciplinary design team.
  • Learn from the best talent in the industry and visualise your future self in this exciting media industry.

What we’re looking for

  • A portfolio that demonstrates a creative flair and good working knowledge of Adobe CC. A working knowledge of motion design, Figma or 3D is a bonus.
  • A keen interest in the Arts and Media.
  • An ‘outside the box’ thinker, who is solution-orientated and able to collaborate on ideas.
  • Positive persona with a ‘can do’ attitude that brings integrity, passion and willingness to work hard – you see every piece of work as an opportunity.
  • A desire to translate creative briefs into engaging creative solutions.
  • Excellent organisational and presentation skills, with strong verbal and visual flair.
  • Curious and open-minded to accept new challenges and receive feedback.
  • Team orientated and fun.


It’s a crucial requirement is that you have an undergraduate degree (or are about to complete one) and are aged 18 and over by September 2024.

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.

Please ensure that you only apply for one of these positions, based on how your interests, knowledge, skills and experience align with the role. Creative Access may recommend your application for a different placement if it is a better fit.


This programme is now closed for applications for our 2024 intake.

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George Lewin

Design Director, Brand

"What excites us the most is the creative potential in our graduates. Our goal is to provide them with the best possible opportunities to channel that potential into exciting projects. They'll develop conceptual thinking, technical skills and presentation confidence, working across a broad range of disciplines — from design and branding to motion and digital. Throughout the year, they'll learn quickly, acquiring invaluable tools for the next step in their careers, and have lots of fun along the way. Additionally, they'll have the chance to see their work in the real world, perhaps even on their way to work."

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