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Pursuing a productive summer before your final year at uni? Mulling over your next move post-school or college? With our placements, you’ll learn new skills, meet lots of friendly faces and earn a salary.

Applications for all internships schemes are now live.

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  • Fast Forward
  • Partner Placements

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Software Engineering Summer Internship (Leeds)

Partner with our award-winning Software Development teams. Build exciting innovations so we stay well ahead of the competition. 

Duration: 6 to 8 weeks
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

Work alongside one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK. Learn how our Associate Software Developers write brilliant software to delight customers and improve the way we work. Refine your own coding skills, whether you’re a newbie or you’ve dabbled for years. Learn to write in different programming languages, and help us build a new product or app. 

You’ll be

  • At university - at any stage
  • Studying for an undergraduate degree, in any subject 

You’ll get

A competitive salary, a generous pension and 25 days’ paid annual leave pro rata. 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 7th January 2019. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Finance Summer Internship (Osterley)

From commissioning a new show to developing a new app, our Finance team make the big decisions behind our future success. 

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of study
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Our Finance team:

  • Set and track budgets
  • Develop business cases to support projects and investment decisions
  • Interpret data to offer insights
  • Connect with teams across the business to meet and exceed our targets

Experience a dynamic, exciting environment. And get a taste of what it takes to become a qualified accountant. Impress us, and we may well offer you a full-time position once you graduate – starting summer 2020.

You’ll be

  • In your penultimate year of university
  • Studying for an undergraduate degree, in any subject 

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.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 7th January 2019. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Marketing Summer Internship (Osterley)

We make sure everyone knows about our innovative products and services. We’re experts in all things Sky, and know what makes our customers tick. 

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Support the Marketing team, helping to educate people about our products and services. Craft ad campaigns. Handle customer relationships. Deliver strategic insights. Promote TV shows. Plan, prioritise, research and juggle multiple projects in a dynamic, exciting environment. Impress us, and we may well offer you a full-time position once you graduate – starting summer 2020.

You’ll be

  • In your penultimate year of university
  • Studying for an undergraduate degree, in any subject 

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 7th January 2019. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Strategy Summer Internship (Osterley)

Influence where we go and how we get there. Work in a project environment with senior management and other teams across the business.

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: You will need to be in your penultimate year of university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2019

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. Impress us, and we may well offer you a full-time position once you graduate – starting summer 2020.

You will

  • Support the delivery of key projects and lead on smaller-scale assignments
  • Develop core skills in: business strategy and planning, problem solving and structured thinking, data analysis and interpretation, writing reports and presentations, building networks and collaborating with other teams and businesses
  • Get to know the media industry through a mix of: technical training, on-the-job learning and feedback, as well as introductions to other business areas
  • Have a ‘buddy’ assigned to you

You’ll be

  • An enthusiastic problem-solver, with numerical, presentation and IT skills
  • An outside-the-box-thinker, brimming with ideas
  • Collaborative and great with people
  • In your penultimate year of university, able to join us for eight weeks in July 2019 and start our Strategy graduate programme in summer 2020 (if successful)
  • On track to receive at least a 2.1 (or equivalent)

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.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 26 October 2018. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Software Engineering Summer Internship (Osterley)

Partner with our award-winning Software Development teams. Build exciting innovations so we stay well ahead of the competition. 

Duration: 6-8 weeks
Requirements: You’ll currently be studying at university
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2019

About the programme

Work alongside one of the biggest Agile teams in the UK. Learn how our Associate Software Developers write brilliant software to delight customers and improve the way we work. Refine your own coding skills, whether you’re a newbie or you’ve dabbled for years. Learn to write in different programming languages, and help us build a new product or app. 

You’ll be

  • At university - at any stage
  • Studying for an undergraduate degree, in any subject 

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.

When to apply

The current closing date for applications is 7th January 2019. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Apply now

Finance Summer Internship (Scotland)

From commissioning a new show to developing a new app, our Finance team make the big decisions behind our future success. 

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university
Location(s): Dunfermline, Scotland
Start date: July 2019

About the programme

Our Finance team:

  • Set and track budgets
  • Develop business cases to support projects and investment decisions
  • Interpret data to offer insights
  • Connect with teams across the business to meet and exceed our targets

Experience a dynamic, exciting environment. And get a taste of what it takes to become a qualified accountant. Impress us, and we may well offer you a full-time position once you graduate – starting summer 2020.

You’ll be

  • In your penultimate year of university 
  • Studying for an undergraduate degree, in any subject 

You’ll get

A competitive salary, a generous pension and 25 days’ paid annual leave pro rata.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 7th January 2019. But things move quickly around here, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

 

Apply Now

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Fast Forward

Applications are currently closed.

Exclusively for Year 13 students in our partner schools in Hounslow, this 11-month paid placement offers you the chance to work in Sky Sports, Sky News, Entertainment, Creative, or Sky Production Services. Applications are currently closed. 

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: Year 13 in a partner Hounslow School
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: TBC

If you’d love to work in TV then come to Sky and we’ll give you 11 months’ paid experience before you head off to uni or start your next job. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a box set binge-watcher, filmmaker or simply can’t stop checking the news, there’s a placement here for you.You’ll work with brilliant teams, gain industry skills, boost your confidence and make friends for life.

We want students who love TV, are excited about the prospect of working in media, enjoy communicating, work brilliantly in a team and are natural problem solvers. As well as this, you should be good under pressure, love a challenge and want to gain experience that all your friends will envy. 

Fast Forward is exclusively for Year 13 students who attend one of the following schools/colleges: 

Brentford School for Girls 

Chiswick School 

Cranford Community College 

Feltham Community College 

The Green School for Girls 

Gumley House RC Convent School 

Gunnersbury Catholic School 

The Heathland School 

Heston Community School 

Isleworth and Syon School 

Kingsley Academy

Lampton School 

The Logic Studio School

Rivers Academy Feltham 

St. Marks Catholic School 

West Thames College

Application Process 

If you are successful in your application you will be invited to a 30 minute phone interview in February. The next application step will be attending an assessment day which will take place in March and will involve a group exercise, interview and a tour of the Sky site.

Apply between 6th November 2017 – 7th January 2018

We are running an insight evening on 4th December giving you the chance to come to Sky, learn more about the programme and get top tips on applying well. If you would like to attend, please email us: earlycareers@sky.uk. We would highly recommend that you attend ahead of submitting your application.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

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Sky Production Services Placement

Applications are currently closed.

This opportunity is now closed.

 

Our 12-month full time programme, involves rotating throughout areas of our Sky Production Services team. You’ll get excellent insight and practical exposure to this side of our business and the experience will help you apply for longer term opportunities with our Content teams. This isn't a sandwich placement but a 12 month fixed term contract and after the programme has ended, we hope to find you permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Duration: 12 months
Requirements: Must be over 18. The programme is applicable to candidates who have a genuine passion for the industry, a willingness to learn on the job and to build a career in Production
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Early December 2018 / Mid January 2019

We recognise that there’s a shortage of skills in our industry, and limited opportunities for those interested in Production to gain experience. As a result, we’ve created this programme to allow those in the early stages of their careers to learn on the job. This programme will give you the skills to apply for roles in various ‘crafts’ once you’ve identified your interests.

There are four areas within Content Services where you could be placed – Ingest; Quality Control & Assurance (think Delivery and Transmission); Archive; and Media Management. We’ll aim to start you off in the team that most interests you.  Once you’ve covered a few of these areas, there are likely to be opportunities in areas of Post Production, for example, in one of our Editing or Audio teams.

You’ll be given support by managers within these areas and have the amazing opportunity to be mentored on the job. To be successful you’ll show excellent results, a great attitude and ethics; in return, after the programme has ended, we hope to find permanent roles within our Sky Production Service team.

Working Pattern: Shift working, including occasional night shifts and weekends.

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