Integration and Test Services apprenticeship programme – Osterley

  • Employer Sky
  • Job type Higher Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Osterley
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 21/12/2020

We have an excellent opportunity for an Apprentice Integration & Test Engineer to work within Sky’s Broadcast Integration & Test Services department. The department’s primary role is to perform testing of the technology products and services across the broadcast headend before launch to customers.

Integration & Test Services are responsible for testing complex areas of BSKYB’s headend, with focus on the Sky Satellite, On Demand and Over The Top content delivery systems feeding into Sky’s Set top boxes and a variety of third party client devices. The department consists of 40+ professional test consultants & software automation engineers.



What you'll be doing
You will work with several teams within Integration & Test services. They will be exposed to a broad range of technologies, tools, test management processes and work alongside highly experienced professional engineers. You will learn how Sky delivers Sky TV content to homes, how to test Sky TV Apps and find software defects.


Testing role:
· Configuring, deploying and testing software and hardware components on platforms such as: OnDemand, NowTV, SkyGo and others
· Integrating software components and building test environments


If you are interested in learning how Sky’s content is delivered to customers, how to test Sky’s software, pushing software components to their limit in order to make them stable and robust, Integration & Test Services is your department of interest

Programme facts
• This apprenticeship programme is 18 months
• Location is Osterley, London
• Expected start September 2021
• Integration and Test 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
• Basic of coding in any of these languages: Java, Python, JavaScript, or PHP.




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 any of the below languages, please familiarise yourself with the basic coding concepts before beginning this stage. Note these coding languages are not in any particular order.

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.

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 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 Osterley 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 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 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?  

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 14th February 2021. But things move quickly around here, so 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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