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Sky Overview

Isleworth, England
10000+ employees
1989
Company - Public (LON:SKY)
Media
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves 21 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we’re not stopping there ... Read more

Mission: Believing in better is how we approach everything we do.

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  • Here's Sean and some of the team in Ireland making big #2020plans at the latest review. If you'd like to work for a company that invests in the future and in you, take a look at our careers site #LifeatSky

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Sky – Why Work For Us?


We Believe in Better.

It’s not just a slogan. Put simply, Believe in Better is our DNA. It’s how we approach everything; from creating game-changing entertainment and making our products effortless to use, to our constant focus on providing great service. We’re never satisfied and always want to do more – whether that’s for our millions of customers or the thousands of people who work for us.


Our success is built on talented people making bold decisions. The very idea of satellite TV was a massive gamble 25 years ago in the UK and since then our desire to provide customers with the best possible experience continues to set us apart from the rest.

We rely on our people to challenge the status quo, think big, think “better”. We’re always open to new ideas and nothing stays the same here for long. If you love change and the challenge and opportunity it brings, Sky is for you.

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Today, Sky employs 25,000 people across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Now, more than ever, we need diverse perspectives to keep innovating. There isn’t a “Sky” type, so if you want to be yourself and love working with all kinds of people, you’ll feel right at home at Sky.

The thing we all have in common is a real passion for making life better for our customers and having fun along the way. You won’t find a more committed or enthusiastic team anywhere. It may sound clichéd, but we really are prepared to go the extra mile.

Check out our Careers page and learn more about our opportunities. 

Today, Sky employs 25,000 people across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Now, more than ever, we need diverse perspectives to keep innovating. There isn’t a “Sky” type, so if you want to be yourself and love working with all kinds of people, you’ll feel right at home at Sky.

The thing we all have in common is a real passion for making life better for our customers and having fun along the way. You won’t find a more committed or enthusiastic team anywhere. It may sound clichéd, but we really are prepared to go the extra mile.

If you’re just starting out on your career, Sky has some of the most exciting opportunities around whether you’re a school leaver, a graduate or still studying. Watch our video of people who have started out at Sky.


Get ready to play your part in keeping our customers across the UK & Ireland entertained, excited and inspired every day, delivering great TV, brilliant broadband and award-winning customer service.

Join us on work experience, a placement, apprenticeship programme or as a graduate – there’s something for everyone. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to get on, from great benefits to world-class training.

We believe everyone has potential in them; it’s just a case of finding the right thing to help unlock it. Sky Academy works with young people from primary school right through to starting their career, using the passion we share for TV, creativity or sport, to build skills and experience.

Find out more about our Starting Out opportunities. 

Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Sky. It drives the game-changing innovations that we’re renowned for – developing new products and services that give every one of our customers the experience they want and strengthens our position in a highly competitive marketplace.

We design, develop and look after the systems and products that support our customer base, develop apps for smartphones and tablets and deliver corporate systems to support our thousands of employees.

As part of one of our high performance delivery teams you’ll leverage cutting edge technology to build systems at scale and drive us forward.  

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Women in Tech

We see technology as a key part of our future, and it only makes sense that we want to have a diverse set of opinions around the table designing what this future looks like.  This is why Women in Tech is a key focus area in 2016.

Get into Tech

We now run a ‘Get into Tech’ training program to unlock new career opportunities for women. 

Our Get into Tech initiative aims to provide a unique and supportive environment in which women with little or no previous technical experience can learn some of the skills necessary to begin a career in software development. By introducing more women into this talent pool, we hope to increase diversity in Technology at Sky. If you would like more information please visit the ‘Get into Tech' website here.

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. Scroll down to learn more about our focus areas.

Women in leadership

We believe that having a gender balanced leadership team makes us a better business. We reflect who our customers are, draw on different and varied experiences, have diverse ideas and opinions. Today a third of our senior leaders are women.  Our aim is to move that to a half.

To ensure we reach a 50/50 split, we’re doing three things.  Firstly, we’re levelling the playing field, for example through 50/50 shortlists for all senior positions.  Secondly, we’re supercharging the great women already working for us through our Women in Leadership Sponsorship and Development programme; and, thirdly we’re attracting the best talent to work for us, for example through targeted marketing. We always want the best person for the role, and this initiative will help more talented women to succeed.

Employee Networks

Employee networks help us and our people to succeed by connecting communities and empowering everyone to be themselves. As a result we encourage our networks to support and inspire their members and continue to make Sky a great place to work.

Two of our networks include:

Parents@Sky - a network for working parents, developed and run by working parents. Over 1400 employees are now members which gives them access to the online forum, website, webinars and workshops.#

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LGBT – provides professional and social networking opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Each year the network participates in Pride events across the country, engaging both our employees and customers with our commitment to diversity. 


Sky Reviews

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    Current Employee - Training Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Sky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, amazing benefits, Free Sky Q, good development programmes and an awesome head office. Supplemented meals, onsite gym, nail bar, hairdresser and little Waitrose. Amazing free summer events with live music and great food. Incredible restaurants and an amazing atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of cons at sky. The current efficiency drive is challenging as it impacts our ability to function at times, but they remain people focussed and benefits haven't suffered.

    Advice to Management

    Great leaders are there to serve their people, not impress their bosses.

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Sky Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sky (London, England).

    Interview

    Phone interview to discuss skills experience and the role.

    1st face to face interview discussing experience and motivation.

    2nd face to face interview discussing skills with a short excel based test.

    Great experience, both hiring managers were nice and explained the role thoroughly.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with multiple deadlines for different stakeholders?   1 Answer
    • How many people are there on the London Underground right now?   1 Answer
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Sky Awards & Accolades

  • Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Business in the Community (BiTC), 2016
  • The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, The Times, 2016
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Times, 2016
  • National CSR awards, Best International Sustainable Community (Legacy), 2016
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