Hit the ground running on this accelerated learning programme. Take a hands-on approach using agile methodologies. Work alongside experts in our DevOps team and make sure we stay ahead of the game.
Join the teams that built Sky Mobile, NOW TV and Sky Q. 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 DevOps 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 18 months. Spend your first 4 weeks understanding reliability engineering principles and learning what it takes to be a DevOps Engineer. Over the remaining 17 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.
- This apprenticeship programme is 18 months
- Location is Osterley, west London
- Expected start October 2021
- DevOps Level 4 qualification
- You will roll off this programme into a permanent position with Sky.
What we’re looking for
You’ll need at least five GCSEs A* – C (or equivalent 9-4), including English and Maths
You will be required to evidence if you already have achieved Core skills (GCSEs A* – C/ 9-4 grades, or equivalent, in English and Maths) through school or further education then you would not be required to repeat these. If you haven’t achieved them or cannot provide evidence then you will be required to achieve them as part of the programme.
Other skills we’re looking for include:
• Passion for technology
• Keen problem solver
• Basic understanding of Bash, Docker and Azure.
Your application journey
Step 1 – Complete our short application form by entering your details and academic information. Once your application has been submitted, you’ll be invited to complete our immersive digital assessments. This may land in your junk folder so don’t forget to check it. Complete the assessments successfully and you’ll be considered for our assessment centre.
Step 2 – The first digital assessment looks at your behavioural and cognitive strengths through several questions.
Step 3 – The second digital assessment will look at your ability to code. The testing commands will be in Bash. We’ll also look to see what’s your understanding of Azure and Docker at this stage.
Step 4 – In the last digital assessment, you will be required to review various sets of information and be asked questions related to this. Part of this stage will include a recorded video interview. But don’t worry there will be practice round.
Step 5 – For the final stage of your application, we’ll invite you to a digital assessment centre and give you some tasks to get to know you better. The day will give you a practical insight into the role and will assess your technical aptitude. Once you’ve completed your assessment day, we’ll let you know when you can expect to hear back from us.