It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. And that’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer. We want everyone to be themselves, so we can harness diverse ideas and backgrounds to create business value for our customers. Scroll down to learn more.
We believe that having a gender balanced leadership team makes us a better business. To reflect our customers and draw on diverse experiences, ideas and opinions. Today, 39% of our senior leaders are women and our aim is to move that to a half. To ensure we reach a 50/50 split, we’re levelling the playing field, for example through 50/50 shortlists for all senior positions. And supercharging the great women already working for us through our Women in Leadership sponsorship and development programme.
And that’s not all, we’ve also got programmes in place to attract more women into our Technology and Home Service and Broadband Tech teams.
Targeted marketing for these initiatives, will help more talented women to succeed. And we always hire the best person for the role.
Helping everyone to start out
We’re committed to levelling the playing field by ensuring young people can gain access to the world of work and helping them make informed decisions about their future. Through all our Early Careers programmes we provide top tips and guidance to ensure that anyone coming through our doors has the best chance to succeed.
We offer 1000 work experience opportunities every year, all of which are advertised online, and places are awarded purely on merit, plus all participants can claim £15 a day to help cover their expenses. And by working in partnership with organisations such as MAMA Youth we’re supporting diversity across our talent pipeline.
Employee networks make Sky an even better place to work. By connecting communities and empowering everyone to be themselves.
Parents@Sky - developed and run by working parents to support families across Sky. With access to an online forum, website, webinars, workshops and all the latest information.
LGBT+@Sky – provides professional and social networking opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all identities. They have a big allies programme toom and celebrate in Pride events across the country.
Women@Sky - a network of over 1000 of our people which provides opportunities for women to connect with others across the business, share experiences, develop and be inspired by role models from inside and outside of Sky.
Multiculture@Sky – celebrates all of our difference. And focuses on building an environment where people from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background can achieve their potential.
Achievements and memberships
It’s really important we make Sky a great place to work for everyone. We work with external organisations and continuously benchmark our progress to make sure this happens. See below for our achievements and memberships: