Meet our people
Achieving a better gender and ethnic balance is important to us, so we’re investing in programmes to help us get there. We focus our marketing to increase our talent pool and always hire the best person for the role.
Here are a few examples of our programmes:
Graduate Inclusion Week - applications now closed
Applications for this event is now closed.
Do you want to be part of an organisation who celebrates diversity, where you can be yourself?
We understand that different people, with different perspectives make Sky a better business. Our customers are incredibly diverse, so we should be, too. That’s why we’re working hard to build an inclusive culture to help tackle racial injustice and improve diversity and inclusion across our organisation.
We are offering the opportunity to undergraduates from underrepresented groups to participate in a series of interactive learning workshops. The week is designed for candidates to experience our approach towards inclusion first-hand by introducing you to our Sky employer lead networks such as our Multicultural group.
The Early Careers team will provide additional support to upskill you and give you a better understanding of our programmes and #LifeAtSky.
When: 26th October – 30th October 2020
Timings: Various session will run between 12:00-17:00 each day. A full agenda will be provided, and session recorded so you can watch at your leisure.
What to expect:
- Diversity workshops – gain deeper understanding of Sky culture and the importance of inclusion
- Skills sessions –designed to give you the tools to be successful at Sky
- Introduction to our programmes – learn from our experts and gain application hints and tips
- Networking – meet and greet the grads and interns on our programmes and speak to other employees across Sky.
The inclusion week is aimed at undergraduates who identify within any underrepresented group and those who are an ally. We are actively encouraging people from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, those who are Black, Asian and minority ethnic and women to apply.
However, we understand that diversity is very important, so whether you identify with these groups or are an ally and want to be educated around inclusion at Sky, you’re welcome to apply.
Questions will be included in event sign up to ascertain suitability. If we receive a large amount of applications, the above students will be prioritised.
Sky will present the Graduate Inclusion Week in collaboration with TARGETjobs.
MAMA Youth Project
We work with MAMA Youth Project to offer TV and media training for 18-25 year olds from under-represented groups. It gives young people the opportunity to build skills for a career in the media industry; by producing the show What’s up TV For Sky One.
Women in Leadership
We offer sponsorship and training for the next generation of female leaders. Our aim is for half our leaders to be women, and today we’re at 39%. We support this by making sure all vacancy shortlists have a 50/50 gender balance.
Women in Technology & Engineering
We support women to consider a career move through paid skills training, enabling them to apply for a role they may not have considered before.