Katharine shares her experience of our Corporate Affairs work experience
"Dipping my toes into Corporate Affairs at Sky has equipped me with an insight into how an Internal Communications department at a massive company runs."
Name: Katharine Gemmell
Corporate Affairs work experience, Livingston
“Believe in better.” Once you hear those words, you know exactly what they’re advertising – and that is, of course, Sky. After completing a week’s work experience with Sky in their Corporate Affairs team, I’ve experienced first-hand that this is not just a stylish marketing campaign but an active practice.
My time at Sky, specifically with the Internal Communications department, has shown me how dedicated the company are to their staff – and not just to those at the very top. The work the Internal Communications team do is all aimed at trying to translate and tell the stories of Sky to everyone at the company in a relatable and honest manner. Through this, I could really see that Sky strived to give its staff the best work-life experience that it could.
My week was busy, varied and highly organised, which allowed me to do so much in the little time I had. Not only did I work beside and experience the Internal Communications side of the team, but I also got to learn about the other Corporate Affairs teams through one-to-one meetings.
I was seriously impressed with the Bigger Picture team and loved hearing all about Sky’s internal Women in Leadership initiative. I also had the opportunity to attend the Sky Sports Living for Sports LIVE day. This amazing programme brought kids, athletes and Sky people together for a day of being active and instilling confidence and motivation.
Dipping my toes into Corporate Affairs at Sky has equipped me with an insight into how an Internal Communications department at a massive company runs. These skills will be incredibly useful to me now as I try and enter into the world of Communications. Overall it also showed me just how great a company that Sky is to work for. It left me really believing in that catchy slogan.