Sky Returnship Programme

sky-logoTiming: November 2019 – May 2020

Programme: Six-month returnship placement (with a mandatory extended Christmas break)

What is the Sky Returner Programme?  

We’re excited to launch our second Sky Returner Programme in partnership with Women Returners, designed to support talented professionals, both men and women, who have taken an extended career break, back into the workplace.

This year’s programme will focus on a number of positions across Sky’s Technology and Product business areas.  Roles are based predominantly in Osterley, West London, and there is also the opportunity to be based in Livingston. A range of flexible working options are available, dependent on the role.

The programme will take the form of a paid six-month placement, commencing in November 2019. At the end of the programme you will be well placed to apply for permanent opportunities with us.

You will be placed on a project or in a team where your skills and experience will be highly valued and utilised. You’ll participate in coaching workshops from Women Returners, and benefit from focused training and mentoring to support your transition back to the workplace.

What are we looking for?

We know that talent extends beyond a professional CV. The Sky Returner Programme offers the opportunity to join a forward-thinking, innovative and inclusive workforce, where flexibility and creativity is encouraged.

The programme is designed for people who have taken a break from their previous careers for two or more years and have experience working within Technology or Product in any of the following positions:

  • Programme / Project Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Business Analysis
  • Senior Developer
  • Strategy and Architecture
  • Engineers (Data, DevOps, Network, T&D)
  • Data Scientist
  • Product Lead / Product Owners / Product Managers
  • Cyber Security Specialist

The following gives more details about the areas of Technology & Product at Sky and the key skills we are looking for.

We’ll consider where best to situate your placement, based on your skills, once we’ve met you. If your interest is in one or more specific areas, please explain that in your covering letter.

Global OTT Technology – Global OTT Technology develops, delivers and supports the apps and platforms that power NOW TV and Sky’s streaming services across Europe as well as NBCUniversal’s new streaming service for the US market and beyond

UK Tech – UK Tech is responsible for all technology to the UK business, including customer and staff systems, our broadband, fixed telephony, and mobile services, as well as the networks, infrastructure and systems throughout Sky.

Group Product & Digital (GP&D) – GP&D are a multi-discipline, multi-territory team, united by one ambition – to create world-class products our customers will love. If you like research, proposition development, product strategy or are just thinking “what if”, you’ll enjoy this part of what we do.

Cyber Security – Our Cyber Security across the group is one of the Board’s top priorities, focussed on moving Sky to Cyber Resilience where we are prepared for disaster and can recover faster. This means protecting our people, our data and services to our customers.

Data, Technology and Analytics – We have made significant progress in improving our data and decisioning capability and we are now expanding our data office. We are seeking both technical and commercially driven individuals, who have a strong focus on practical & pragmatic use of data and a passion for connecting your work to directly to commercial outcomes, making a real and tangible impact to the business.

Why us?

With 24 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Our 31,000 employees help connect our customers with the very best of Sports, News, the arts and to our own local, original content.

Our technology allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and as we connect millions of families to content they love, it is our responsibility to do it safely – that’s why we offer services like Sky Broadband Buddy and the Sky Kids app. And our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

You’ll be working at the award-winning Sky Campus in Osterley. The campus boasts on-site, fully subsidised coffee shops and restaurants that serve healthy food every day, plus a fully equipped gym open 24/7 with certified personal trainers. With great transport links, the Osterley campus is a breeze to get to. Watch this video to have a look inside.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to forge your own career path and be brilliant as part of a bright, talented team.

How to apply

To apply for the Sky Returner Programme, Osterley – please click here

To apply for the Sky Returner Programme, Livingston – please click here

You will be asked to send a CV and covering letter stating the role you are applying for.

Interview days will be taking place in October. Please apply by 20th September 2019 at the latest.

For enquiries, please email Simon Keates, Recruitment Manager, at [email protected]

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