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Placement opportunities

Our placements are a great way for you to get a flavour of what working here is all about. Perhaps you’re looking for your next move after school or college, or looking for a sandwich placement whilst at university. Whatever your placement, you’ll get to work with motivated, high-performing people every day and you’ll get a salary.

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  • Summer Placements
  • Fast Forward
  • Partner Placements

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Marketing Placement

Learn from the best on our Marketing Placement and get your hands on innovative projects across the full marketing mix. Applications are now closed.

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: You must be entering your 1st or 2nd year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to graduate this year, please see our graduate opportunities
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2017

About the programme

Join us for an 11-month intensive learning curve that will expose you to the complete marketing mix. You’ll be in for a pretty fast-paced 11 months. You’ll be given challenging opportunities to broaden your skills and be right in the thick of a host of innovative projects and initiatives. Wherever you go, we guarantee you’ll finish your placement as a well-rounded marketing professional.

What we look for

If you have a passion for marketing and are studying a marketing or business related degree with the ability to take a sandwich placement option, then we’d love to hear from you. As you might imagine, competition for placements is fierce – so you’ll need to be entrepreneurial, motivated and a creative thinker who wants to make an impact on people’s lives. Essentially, we’re looking for individuals who’ll relish challenge and change, and can make great contributions to a team effort. Above all, you’ll want to learn in a great entertainment company.

 

Corporate Affairs Placement

Our Corporate Affairs Placement offers great training and lots of scope for development. Applications are now closed.

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: You must be entering your 1st or 2nd year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to graduate this year, please see our graduate opportunities
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: August 2017

About the programme

This is an 11-month sandwich placement in a team that oversees how we talk to and engage with people – working to protect and enhance our reputation to our employees as well as the general public.

You could find yourself working in External or Internal Communications, Policy & Public Affairs or The Bigger Picture Team, our group dedicated to projects designed to make a real difference to society.

What we look for

As you might imagine, competition for placements is fierce. So you’ll be able to demonstrate a real passion for communications and engagement, and be studying a related degree that has the option for a placement year starting in August 2017. Above all, you’ll want to learn and have fun in a great entertainment company. If you have already graduated or are due to graduate in 2017, please apply for one of our graduate programmes instead.

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Software Academy Summer Placement

Work with our award-winning Software Development teams and create exciting new technologies to make sure Sky stays ahead of the game. Applications are now closed.  

Duration: 4-8 weeks
Requirements: You must be currently studying at university and entering your penultimate year. If you’ve already graduated or are due to graduate this year, please see our graduate opportunities.
Location(s): Leeds
Start date: Summer 2017

About the programme

Here’s a great way to get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company. Spend your summer working on rewarding projects while getting the transferable skills that will look great on your CV.

Finance Summer Placement

Work on a real business project with either our finance or commercial teams. Applications are now closed.

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be entering your penultimate year at university. If you’ve already graduated or are due to this year, please see our graduate opportunities instead.
Location(s): Livingston, Scotland
Start date: July 2017

About the programme

Here’s a great way to get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company. Spend your summer working on rewarding projects while getting the transferable skills that will look great on your CV.

 

Marketing Summer Placement

Applications are currently closed.

Making sure that people know about Sky’s amazing products and services is the job of our Marketing team. To do this effectively it means they’re experts in everything Sky, and know a lot about our customers too.

Duration: 8 weeks
Requirements: Marketing Summer Placement
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Summer 2017

About the programme

Joining us for a Summer Placement your role will support the team in making sure that our existing, prospective and new customers know all about our products and how to use them. You could work on a range of projects including direct mail or digital advertising campaigns, understanding how we manage the relationship with our customers efficiently, helping to deliver insight which underpins our strategies or promoting our prized asset, our TV shows.

Working on exciting projects from the initial planning stages and seeing them through to execution is just one of the rewarding aspects of this role. In a fast paced, creative environment, you’ll quickly learn to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks whilst working on various marketing campaigns, researching and planning projects with the rest of your team.

Not only that, we’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with the current Graduates and Apprentices to ensure you get the best out of your time with us and gain a greater insight into the scope of opportunities available post-graduation/school.

Responsible Business Summer Placement

Applications are currently closed.

Work with our award winning sustainability team on a range of business projects.

Duration: 6 weeks
Requirements: You must be studying for an undergraduate degree and demonstrate a genuine interest in sustainability issues.
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: Summer 2017

About the programme

Here’s a great way to get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company. Spend your summer working on rewarding projects while getting the transferable skills that will look great on your CV.

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Fast Forward

Exclusively for Year 13 students in our partner schools in Hounslow, this 11-month paid placement offers you the chance to work in Sky Sports, Sky News, Entertainment or Sky Production Services.

Duration: 11 months
Requirements: Year 13 in a partner Hounslow School
Location(s): Osterley, West London
Start date: July 2017

About the programme

We’re looking for smart, talented Year 13 students with a real interest in media and entertainment. You’ll have great communication and numeracy skills and be a team-player. It’s also important that you can use your initiative, handle several jobs at once and solve problems quickly and efficiently.

Discover a place where you can continue to learn and develop your skills, while getting your first taste of working in TV.

Our Fast Forward Placement offers students in the Hounslow area a chance to gain valuable working experience and turn a passion for media and entertainment into real business skills.

Committed to offering opportunities in the media sector to young people from all backgrounds, we particularly want to support the best young local talent. This placement is open to students from the following schools and colleges in the London Borough of Hounslow:

  • Brentford School for Girls
  • Chiswick School
  • Cranford Community College
  • Feltham Community College
  • The Green School for Girls
  • Gumley House RC Convent School
  • Gunnersbury Catholic School
  • The Heathland School
  • Heston Community School
  • Kingsley Academy
  • Isleworth and Syon School
  • Lampton School
  • Rivers Academy Feltham
  • St. Marks Catholic School
  • West Thames College

There are four places available and you can work in one of the following areas of our TV and broadcast business - Sky Production Services, Entertainment, Sky News or Sky Sports.

If you're thinking of applying we would highly recommend that you attend one of our insight evenings before pressing submit. They are on 29th November and 8th December at Sky. If you're interested in coming, please email startingout@sky.uk with your full name and preferred date.

Apply now

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NFTS Graphics and Titles for Television and Film Diploma

The course combines practical experience on TV Entertainment; Science and Natural History; and Sports shows with industry work experience and intensive training.

Duration: 12 months including a four-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A graphics design qualification at degree level is beneficial and a portfolio of graphics work is preferred.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Graphics and Titles Diploma equips students with the specialist skills to become a film and television graphic designer. As part of the course, students receive a four-week placement at Sky. Students will gain the expertise to work on multiple complex projects within the industry and will become innovators and experts in this field. 

An interest in graphic design and motion graphics for television and an ability to work to deadlines as part of a team are essential. We are looking for people who can marry good design with computer animation packages.

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NFTS Creative Digital Producing Diploma

This 12-month programme teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films and television programmes online.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and passion of television/film/online. They will be able to provide detail of past achievements and demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

This National Film and Television School diploma course teaches the digital skills required to build and engage audiences around films, games and TV programmes. Students build the knowledge to extend, develop and compliment ‘traditional’ television formats in a digital capacity working across apps, games and social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.

Students develop and produce innovative content for the web and multi-platform 'digital extensions' for film and television.

All students receive mentoring from Sky and will complete a six-week internship at Sky. One student will receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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NFTS Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing for Television Production

Practical training for students in a professional studio environment, including a six-week internship at Sky.

Duration: 12 months including a six-week internship at Sky
Requirements: A proven interest in multi-camera production and television entertainment. Successful applicants will be practical minded and have strong team working skills.
Location(s): Beaconsfield
Start date: TBC

About the programme

The National Film and Television School's Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma offers students practical training in a professional studio environment, preparing participants to work in a multi-camera studio environment as a Vision Mixer, a Camera/ Lighting or Sound specialist. As part of the course, students receive a six-week placement and a mentor at Sky. There is an opportunity for one student to receive a three month paid placement at the end of the course.

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MAMA Youth Project

A nine-month programme that equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

Duration: 12 weeks of intensive training and 6 months of follow-up support
Requirements: The programme is for 18 to 25 year olds who come from BAME communities or challenging backgrounds, including those not in employment or education.
Location(s): London
Start date: Throughout the year

About the programme

MAMA Youth Project equips disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to secure long term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. The programme puts the participants into a ‘real-time’ work situation during which they have to work in a team to produce a TV show called ‘What’s Up’, which is broadcast on Sky 1.

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