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Design Graduate Placement

Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe's leading entertainment brand. Our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine. This year-long paid placement gives you the opportunity to work across different areas of Sky Design. Click apply now to find out more.

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Design Graduate Placement

Start date: 28th October 2024

£32,000 per annum|1 FTC year

About this programme

We've got a year-long programme where you’ll get the chance to work in different areas of the Sky Design team. This could include:

  • TV Products – designing and launching innovative new TV products, like Sky Glass and Sky Stream, globally, whilst constantly iterating to make the customer experience the best it can be.
  • Content Products – crafting customer experiences across Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky Go, and extending entertainment for a global audience.
  • New Products – exploring opportunities across new technologies such as generative AI and mixed reality and further define experiences related to gaming, virtual fitness, and much more.
  • Interaction Design - inventing the future of Sky's products, pushing the boundaries of human-computer interaction by prototyping and testing innovative interfaces
  • Design Systems – Bridging the gap between Sky product design & engineering teams. Building the components that power all our products.

What you’ll be doing

  • Become one of the team, working on real projects that shape the products we make.
  • Work with the Lead and Senior designers who will support and mentor you to discover your new career.
  • Learn how to use design tools like Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Userzoom, and more.
  • Develop your presentation skills and discover how to communicate your design ideas to others.
  • Work with UX researchers on planning and conducting research, learning how to analyse data and produce impactful insights that can be used to improve our user’s experience
  • Get stuck into design processes and learn about giving and receiving feedback. products.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Visual design - creating a winning look & feel for our user interfaces and products
  • Wireframing & prototyping – building the bones of the product on which everything hangs
  • User research - Uncover user needs and get close to the customer using a wide variety of research methods
  • Motion & interaction design - creating movement and novel ways of interacting with products
  • Information architecture – working out the structure of what our users see
  • UX Copy - carefully scrutinising and contemplating each and every word our customers interact with.

What we’re looking for

  • You might already have a design related degree or experience, or you might have some less formal learning. We’re ready to help you learn whatever your level.
  • Lifelong learner – you’re learning every day and thirsty to know more.
  • Passionate about design – you're excited about creating things – both visually and conceptually. You’ve got a good eye for the detail but you can also step back and see the bigger picture when you need to.
  • Curious – you’re dying to know what’s going on in the head of your user. You ask questions and you’re fascinated by the answers.
  • New perspectives – you bring your ideas to work and share them liberally.
  • Someone you love to work with – you're a person we can get along with. You communicate your ideas and designs well. You share the Sky Design team values: Play Nice, Serious Fun, Be Bold and Captivated by Customers.
  • Can-do demeanour - you’re not afraid to muck in and do what needs to be done, with a healthy sense of passion. Sometimes you even do things that scare you.
  • Some examples of your previous work that you can show off (e.g. a portfolio).


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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Steve Gibbons

Head of Design, News

"Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work."

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