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Software Engineering Academy - Developer

Graduate programme
Leeds & Osterley | West London
Technology: Consulting & Project Management
1st August 2017


Believing in better has helped us become a thriving FTSE 100 company. We’ve developed amazing products and services and delivered exceptional entertainment to over 12 million households across the UK and Ireland. Our success is largely thanks to the dedicated people that work here. Join us as a Software Developer and you’ll be part of the team that continually delivers brilliant results, the right way.

What you’ll do

Our Software Engineering teams cover web, mobile and internet TV. Developing key websites, such as, working here will also mean you’re involved in developing software for Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Go.

Our graduates on this programme help develop the software that underpins how Sky products work. These include ones you’ve already heard of, such as Sky Q, NOW TV and Sky Go, but they also play a vital role in the technology that improves the way we work internally. Whatever your project, you’ll be making an impact from day one, producing software that fully contributes to our future success.

How does the programme work?

On this revolutionary Developer programme, four weeks’ training will give you a complete grounding in software engineering principles, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration. You’ll then work on projects to develop and embed your skills for the next six months. Once the programme ends, you’ll move into a Software Development team on a permanent basis so this is a full-time permanent opportunity.

The perks

As a valued graduate at Sky you’ll have access to our fantastic range of benefits, including generous holiday, a competitive salary and free Sky+HD premium package as well as structured in-house training and development.

Your skills and talents

  • You’ll need to have or be on track to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • You’ll love all aspects of technology and have some experience in developing software applications. 
  • Ideally, you’ll also be familiar with Agile, and have contributed to or used open source technologies in the past. 
  • Being able to pick things up quickly and work well as part of a team will be key.

So if you want to steer the future course of a high-profile business that affects millions of people every day, find out more and apply today.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Sky's businesses; our vacancy close dates may be subject to change – so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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.

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.