Meet Tech Apprentice Pelu
Name: Pelu Lanlehin
Job title: Technology Apprentice
What area of Sky do you work in? Customer Provisioning and Assurance
How long have you been on the Apprentice Scheme for? I’ve been on the scheme for just over a year now.
Describe your work/life balance at Sky… Working here is so flexible. I normally start the day around 9 am and finish at 5:30 pm however if I wanted to I can start and finish earlier or later to suit my social life. They even let me work from home sometimes! What I really like about working here is that as an Apprentice I get the same benefits as everyone else. I definitely don’t have any complaints about the work/life balance!
What’s the most enjoyable thing about your job and what surprised you most? The most enjoyable part of my job is that no day is the same - it’s so varied! I’d say the thing that surprised me the most about working here as an Apprentice is that I get treated just as well as everyone else and people really take care and look after you.
Does Sky support you throughout your time here? Yes, there’s so much support available. When you join here you can choose a mentor who is there to assist you and answer any questions you have which is really helpful. The managers are also really flexible with what you learn – if there’s an area that interests you more than others they let you explore that further.
What do you plan on doing once your Apprenticeship finishes? I’ve had the opportunity to rotate around all of the main Technology departments and I think I want to go into Data Analysis or Projects, but I’m not sure which yet!
Do you feel that you have been given a good overview of your sector during your time at Sky? Yes, I feel like I could do many people’s jobs actually!
What important skills have you learnt? The most important skills I’ve learnt are communication and organisational skills. I would say my confidence has also greatly improved.
What is your top application tip for people applying now – what did you do to stand out when you were applying? Spend time on your application and don’t rush it. In order to stand out try to express what you want out of your job rather than what you think they want to hear. Also, ask as many questions as possible, don’t be afraid to talk to people as everyone is really willing to help.
Would you recommend the Apprenticeship scheme to your friends? Yes, absolutely!