Software Testing Apprenticeship Programme – Osterley

  • Employer Sky
  • Job type Higher Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline 11/03/2022

  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Osterley
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 10/12/2021

We have an excellent opportunity for a Software Testing Apprentice 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 programmeis 18 months
  • Location is Osterley, London
  • Expected start September 2022
  • 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 a minimum of two GCSEs A* – C (or equivalent grades 9-4) if you’re applying for a role in England.

In addition, as part of the apprenticeship you will be required to evidence if you already have achieved Core skills (minimum of two 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.

Our application process

Stage 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 junkfolder so don’t forget to check it. Complete the assessments successfully and you’ll be considered for our assessment centre.

Stage 2 - The first digital assessment looks at your behavioural and cognitive strengths through several questions.

Stage 3 - In the last digital assessment, you will be required to review various sets of information and be asked questions

related to this. Part of thisstage will include a recorded videointerview. But don’t worry there will be practice round.

Stage 4 - For the final stage of your application, we’ll invite youto 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 letyou know when youcan expect to hear backfrom 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 broadbandand private health care.

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

Developing you

You’ll also enjoy a brand new, action-packed, learning experience with us. We’ll help you grow into a great future leader, with the right tools and support. Our 2-year learning and development programme sits alongside your apprenticeship programme and supports you during your programme andbeyondwith:

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 buildconfidence 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. Either with fellow 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 brillian t team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

The current closing date for applications is 11th March 2022. 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.

Ready to start a career like no other? At Sky you can. #AtSkyYouCan

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