Meet Simran, Technology Apprentice

Early Careers posted on 12 Jan

Simran knew further education wasn't for her, she started looking into Apprenticeships and Sky stood out - read more about her story here...

Sky Careers

Upon completing my first year of 6th form I decided that pursuing higher education was not for me. So instead I looked for apprenticeships and Sky immediately stood out. I was keen to join a company that is ever growing and uses new and innovative technologies. I felt that Sky ticked all these boxes.

The application process was thorough and went through four stages: an online application, an unattended coding test, a telephone interview and an assessment centre which consisted of a coding challenge and an interview. I found it challenging as I didn’t have a background in programming but with the desire to learn I managed to make it through.

I hope at the end of the apprenticeship to become an Associate Software Developer and then progress further up the organisation - perhaps to more of a leadership role.

I really enjoy working for Sky as it is a good environment to be in and the scheme really does help the transition from education to the workplace.  This was initially a big change for me but I now feel more confident in my role here.

I have learned a lot of skills upon arriving at Sky, not only programming in general but also people skills. I have definitely developed better teamwork and communication skills since I have been here.

I would absolutely recommend this apprenticeship to those with a passion for technology and a desire to learn. If you haven’t got a background in computer science don’t let it stop you. Although the rate of learning is fast it is interesting and worth it!