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Vacancy type: Vacancies

Programme: Work experience

Department: Sky Studios

Location: Osterley



Passionate about drama or comedy shows? Want to understand how they come about? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark here with Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. Join a workplace where you can proudly be yourself; it’s our people that make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

This programme offers you the chance to join the experts at Sky Studios, learn how we create innovative and exciting content from script to screen to entertain our customers on Sky Max and Sky Atlantic. Working alongside our talented teams, you will have an insight into how shows are developed, produced, delivered on time and budget and then distributed. Discover what it’s all about, who is who, who does what and how it’s done.

What you’ll be doing

During this 12-month programme you’ll experience rotations across Sky Studios. This unique programme allows you to experience different departments to help you find out where your true talents lie. You could join these teams as an:

Editorial Assistant – You’ll work closely with the Development and Editorial Teams in a dynamic environment. Learning how shows are submitted, developed and delivered to produce great results. Find out about the submissions and commissioning processes and understand the importance of the editorial brief and what makes a Sky show stand out from the rest.

Production Assistant – You’ll work closely with the development and production management teams in a fast-moving environment, you’ll continue your learning of the processes and procedures and follow the shows’ journey through development to delivery. You will learn about the Sky steps to greenlight and understand all the phases of the production process from prep through to post.

Music Assistant– You’ll work closely with the music team, to gain insight and understanding of how important music is to intensify the emotional impact and mood of a show, promo or ad campaign. The music team work with internal and external music editors to negotiate deals and contracts for composers for bespoke commissioned music in our content as well as suggesting and negotiating rights and licences for commercial music tracks for our content. We also run our own huge library for internal and external clients.

Programme facts

  • This role is based in Osterley, west London
  • Programme duration is 12 months
  • Expected start October 2022.

What we’re looking for

  • Anyone aged 18 or above by September 2022
  • A quick learner and a team player with good communication skills
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and positive thinking
  • Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills and the ability to prioritise when asked to do different things by different people at the same time
  • Taking initiative – have a common sense, seeing what needs to be done in a situation, working sometimes without supervision and with attention to detail
  • Being curious – observing what’s happening and know when to ask about things you don’t understand.

If you’re a graduate or currently completing a degree, check out our Creative Access opportunities. The Ignite programme is aimed at anyone aged 18 or over by September 2022 that is not currently studying at university or a graduate.

Your application journey

Step 1 – Complete our application form by entering your details and academic information – don’t forget to include any previous work or experience that you’ve had. As part of the form, you’ll be asked a number of questions to find out what you know about Sky and why you’ve applied to this specific programme.

Step 2 – You’ll be invited to complete a digital assessment. This stage will ask you a number of different scenarios to look at how you respond in specific situations. We’ll be looking at your behavioural and cognitive strengths. Responses to these questions vary from written answers, to recorded video.

Step 3 – For the final stage of your application, we’ll invite you to a digital assessment centre and give you some tasks to get to know you better. The day will give you a practical insight into the role and will assess your Sky fit for TV and media.

Once you’ve completed your assessment day, we’ll let you know when you can expect to hear back from us.

How you’ll grow and be supported

We’ve created a brand-new learning experience that will sit alongside your programme. We’ll help you grow into your role, with the right tools and support (of course). This learning and development programme supports you with:

  • Growth – Every project and role you take on will be a chance to learn and grow. And you’ll be supported by passionate colleagues along the way.
  • Confidence – Whatever your background, you can make a valuable and valued contribution. You’ll build confidence by getting involved and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
  • Belonging – You’re trusted to own your day, but there’s always someone on hand to make sure you succeed. With fellow grads, inspiring each other to think big and take action. Or with your manager and wider Sky team to help build your own unique career.

Plus, you’ll have access to a range of tools, from workshops to digital courses (like LinkedIn Learning), which will help you along the way.

The perks

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of benefits really are something special, here are our highlights: free NOWTV, a generous pension, 25 days paid annual leave, discounted Mobile and broadband and private health care.

You’ll get access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

Why Inclusion is important

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. CVs aren’t everything. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential what you’ll bring to Sky.

We celebrate diversity because different people, with different perspectives make Sky a better business. Our customers are incredibly diverse, so we should be, too.

So why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is 8th May 2022. We may need to close this role early, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.


Start date(s): October 2022

Duration: 12 months

Closing date: 08 May 2022  23:59 (UK time)


About SKY

With 24 million customers across six countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Our 32,000 employees help connect our customers to the very best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own local, original content.

Following the success of Sky originals like Chernobyl, we plan to double our investment in original content by 2024. We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

Our technology allows Sky customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want and connects millions of people to content they love. And our online streaming service, NOW, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

We also believe that a company of our scale has a responsibility that goes beyond our business, and into the community. We recently announced a series of commitments to help tackle racial injustice and improve diversity and inclusion. To ensure the commitments are delivered, Sky will invest £10million per year across its markets for each of the next three years. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030 – two decades before we have to – and we’re an inclusive employer recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity.