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Technology Apprenticeship Programme – Livingston

Collaborating with leading software developers, tech analysts and technology experts. Working on a product that changes how millions of people watch their favourite shows. There’s only one place where you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.

Join our Technology programme and you’ll spend two years taking on varied roles, rising to unique challenges and working on the kind of exciting projects you just don’t find anywhere else. All while discovering first-hand how we bring millions of people the entertainment they know and love.

What you’ll be doing:

Join teams such as:

UK Information Systems: Tech UK&I/Billing & Finance: Sky’s finance platform bills over 10 million customers every month, totalling over £9 Billion a year – our team looks after anything to do with Customer Payments, Billing, Fraud and Risk. This area provides a great chance for investigating complex customer problems, data analysis, monitoring, and developing solutions that are key to the operation of Sky.

UK Information Systems: Customer Data, we’re putting data first, it’s all about that data. We’re a new department that has centralised several data teams, we now cover data fix, data quality, data dev, data analysis, data migration, data movement and we are adding data testing. Find out about our plans to build our Dataverse covering data as a product, data mesh and data quantum’s.

Technology Services: we are the lifeblood of Sky’s critical internal and external systems, designing, delivering and supporting our IT infrastructure which includes servers, databases, data storage and batch processing systems. Join as an apprentice and you’ll be part of our dynamic team helping us to maintain a world class operation. We will provide a great environment for you to further your learning and showcase your talents.

The qualification:
Alongside your day to day work you will be working towards the SQA Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals. You will be supported by paid study time off work on a Friday afternoon; by your colleagues; by other current and ex apprentices; and by our external accredited training provider.

During your first year you will be working towards your SQCF Level 6 and in your second year you continue on to SQCF Level 8. Our training provider works very closely with you as an individual ensuring that your diploma modules reflect the work that you are doing day to day. Some modules such as personal effectiveness or written and personal communication are about having the skills you will need in your future career, Other modules will be chosen around the work you are doing routinely in your role – so for example if you were working as an analyst you and your trainer might choose a module which is centred around defining customer requirements,

  • This apprenticeship programme is 2 years
  • Location is Livingston, Scotland
  • Expected start September 2023
  • IT & Telecoms Professionals SCQF Level 6-8
  • You will roll off this programme into a permanent position with Sky.

What we’re looking for:
You’ll need a minimum of 5 ‘National 5’ qualifications at grade C or above, including English and Maths. Other skills we’re looking for include:

  • Passionate about technology and our brand
  • Collaborative and great with people
  • A self-starter, resilient when it gets hectic
  • A problem-solver
  • Approachable and adaptable.

Our application process:

Step 1 – Submit your application on our system. We’ll be asking for your personal details, academic information and anything else that you think would be relevant such as work experience. Once your application has been submitted, you’ll be invited to complete our immersive digital assessments. This may land in your junk folder so don’t forget to check it.

Step 2 – Complete our online digital assessments. These look at your Sky fit, business fit, and your ability to code. Why not pop onto our dedicated Prep hub to familiarise yourself with some of these digital assessments before completing. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice each of these assessments beforehand, so please read our email instructions carefully. We’ve added some tips to help you along the way.

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 technical aptitude.

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

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 current closing date for applications is 15th January 2023. Things move quickly around here so applications may close early. Apply now to avoid disappointment.

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.

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