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Sky Overview

www.sky.com
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.

Company Updates

  • We’ve only gone and done it! Our very own Sky Central took the Corporate Workplace award for being a “truly unique and dynamic working environment”. Congratulations to our teams who made it happen. #BCOawards

  • "Your two greatest weapons are your ability to be curious and to listen". Read more leadership lessons from our Group CEO, Jeremy http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ9oC #advice

    Curiosity is key in this age of uncertainty | London Business School

    "Running complex organisations today isn't easy," Jeremy Darroch, Group CEO of Sky, told an audience at London Business School (LBS). Likening the challenge to climbing a mountain, he said: "Today's leaders need different tools. Change is only scary if you cling to the need for certainty."

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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. 


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    Pros

    Embracing agile and lean practices across many delivery pipelines. Fostering and promoting innovative and creative agile thinking within practice communities. Supports individuals to reach their potential and be involved in aspirational interests where possible outside of their current role. It's building an motivated culture with great facilities at their West London location and great benefits.

    Cons

    In some departments there can be many levels of management and some teams can be embedded down in the organisation. There are high levels of performance expected to qualify for end of year awards.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the performance of individuals and teams who sustain business as usual activities. There are lots of Sky people who do great and amazing jobs.

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Sky Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sky (Warrington, North West England, England).

    Interview

    Online application followed by online test which involved a psychometric assesment, if you pass this stage (you will notified by email at the end of the vacancy date and sky will email you to let you know and a telephone interview will be arranged (usually at their own convinience). Questions will be why do you have a passion for customer service and tell me a time when youve worked as as a team (stuff like that) If you pass the telephone interview (they tell you on on the phone) you will then wait a few days for another call to tell you an assessment date (again at skys own convinience, so be prepared to be available whenever) assesment day normally at a hotel not too far from your home for me Liverpool it was Warrington holiday inn, woolston grange. Assesment day included an external assessor and 2 fairly local team engineers and the assesor who did not work for sky he was just a contractor who sky hire for job interviews he had never picked up a tool in his life so he or she will be looking for strength based candidates and someone who is good on the day regardless of how you will perform on the job! So be outgoing, be confident and basically stand out but in a professional manner. The day took 3.5 hours roughly and consisted of a online intro to the sky role (which you can just youtube yourself) then moving tables out of the way to look at how you move furniture, then we Had to build a Meccano set with random pieces and no details of what to build and how to build in our groups (there was only 2 of us) so we split up back to back facing away from each other and relay the instructions to the other candidate' so he can build what i built from nothing then vice versa i built his set by him telling me the instructions, Then we compared. Then we had to do a job schedule excercise puttin your days jobs in order from a-h with hazards and other issues like texts from customers so rearrange as needed, you need to use time scales and dont forget to include your lunch hour allocation on this task(which is critical to the assessor) and the text from FRED at the bottom of the sheet asking for help!!!Then role play to the assessor in another room about were about you would install satellite dish on the given housing diagram (which you have 15 mins to look at plan before hand before you actually do the role play) then by jotting down hazards of the property(which may affect your task installing the dish and wiring.In the role play the assessor acting as the customer will ask awkward questions like but i dont want the dish in that location why cant it be in this place and you need to be quick thinking for this as its just like speaking to a customer (so again be confident people) .Then after this task you will need to tick off 10 stength based questions why you like helping others tick either thats me or thats a bit like me or not very much like me but then again in anothe room the assessor will go over everything you have ticked and question why you ticked it so if the one of the questions is for example 'why do you like helping others?' Dont tick its a bit like me, because he will ask ok then so whats you makes you believe its only a bit like you so theres two sides to each answer to explain when he asks. If at the end you are offered a position, you will have to go a do medical with a nurse who told me you have to do give a urine sample to test for glucose which is weird as you already tell then beforehand any medical conditions! So it will be a drug test more like so if youve been to Amsterdam and smoked legally or smoke just like people like to drink alcohol on the weekends, then youll have to detox for the interview as they test for THC aswell as other drugs. Be confident, theyre not bothered about your practical skills even if your a fully qualified electrician! Be confident and prep your strength based questions and stand out but in a good way also try to look for job schedule assesments online and practice!!!

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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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