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Apprentice – Software
Join the experts developing world class Sky Broadband Routers and Sky Q Set-Top-Boxes installed in millions of homes throughout the world. Whatever your project, you’ll be in the driving seat from day one, designing the software that steers us to success.
Work on cutting-edge technology providing new features on exciting new entertainment and connectivity products for Sky. Develop software that underpins our products and improves how we work. Make an impact and get all the support you need to do your best work. There’s only one place you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.
What you’ll be doing
The software development programme will see you learn about how we develop software and the processes used. You will also get to work closely with the hardware and device-drivers on the Sky Broadband Routers or Sky Q Set-Top-Boxes and be supported by engineers at the top of their game.
You’ll learn a lot on this 18 month programme. After just five weeks, you’ll be familiar with the major software engineering principles, low level development, test-driven development, continuous build, and integration. Over the remaining 17 months, with our guidance, you’ll put your newly acquired skills into practice on live projects, before moving into a delivery team where you will continue your career as an Associate Software Developer.
On this programme you’ll ensure software is delivered to an excellent standard within a busy development team, where quality is the highest priority. This could include:
* Deliver and support the building of our software products
* Team up with software professionals to create high-quality, testable products designed to engage our customers
* Produce software through iteration in a continuous integration environment.
* This apprenticeship programme is 18 months
* Location is Brentwood, Essex
* Expected start October 2021
* Software Developer Level 4 qualification
* You will roll off this programme into a permanent position with Sky.
What we’re looking for
You’ll need at least five GCSEs A* – C (or equivalent 9-4), including English and Maths
You will be required to evidence if you already have achieved Core skills (GCSEs A* – C/ 9-4 grades, or equivalent, in English and Maths) through school or further education then you would not be required to repeat these. If you haven’t achieved them or cannot provide evidence then you will be required to achieve them as part of the programme.
Other skills we’re looking for include:
* Passionate about technology
* A quick learner and team player
* Aware of Agile methodologies
* Basic understanding of coding in C language (C, C++ or C #).
Your application journey
Step 1 – Complete our short application form by entering your details and academic information. 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. Complete the assessments successfully and you’ll be considered for our assessment centre.
Step 2 – The first digital assessment looks at your behavioural and cognitive strengths through several questions.
Step 3 – The second digital assessment will look at your ability to code. The coding test can be completed only C language (C, C++ or C #), please familiarise yourself with the basic coding concepts before beginning this stage.
Step 4 – In the last digital assessment, you will be required to review various sets of information and be asked questions related to this. Part of this stage will include a recorded video interview. But don’t worry there will be practice round.
Step 5 – 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.
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 Sky Q (for the TV you love all in one place), 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 London, UK campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.
Growing at Sky
We’ve created a brand new, action-packed, learning experience that will sit alongside your apprenticeship programme. We’ll help you grow into a great future leader, with the right tools and support (of course). Our 2-year learning and development programme sits alongside your apprenticeship programme and supports you during your programme and beyond 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 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 and apprentices, 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.
It’s a journey and we want you to see your progress, so you’ll get your very own development report to track your success.
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. CV’s 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? 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 11th July 2021. 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.
07 December 2020
11 July 2021