Broadcast and Technical Operator apprenticeship programme – Osterley

  • Employer Sky
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Osterley
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 18/12/2020

Collaborating with the sky channels, Sky Sports, Sky News and Sky Movies and working closely with the technology teams working on the latest innovations; rubbing shoulders in the canteen with the people you see on your screen;  awareness that you are all one team with a role in delivering great entertainment. There’s only one place where you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.

Join our Technology apprenticeship programme in TV Operations  and you’ll spend two years taking on varied roles, rising to unique challenges and working at the forefront of delivering Sky’s great content to our customers.  Your attentiveness and skills you learn along the way will ensure perfect delivery of entertainment to millions of customers. 

What you’ll be doing
As part of our TV operations team you will be doing the following activities:
· Ensuring quality standards and deadlines are maintained at all times.
· Plan and coordinating live feeds for Sky News, Sky Sports & Entertainment channels.
· Ensure programmes are accurately delivered and adjusting as required
· Ensuring the delivery of channels and content through a huge range of streams

As an apprentice you’ll gain a wealth of experience as you rotate through our departments; following the life-cycle of Sky’s content. 

Programme facts

• This apprenticeship programme is 2 years
• Location is Osterley, west London
• Expected start September 2021
• Broadcast and Technical Operator Level 3 qualification
• On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will roll off this programme into a permanent position with Sky.

What we’re looking for

You’ll need a minimum of two A Levels A* – C (or equivalent grades) plus 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 and our brand
•    Collaborative and great with people
•    A self-starter, resilient when it gets hectic
•    A problem-solver
•    Approachable and adaptable.

The nature of great TV & Entertainment is that most of it happens when people have the time to enjoy it.  Consequently, all of our roles in Operations are 24x7 shift based.  Evenings, weekend even Christmas Day.  It is required that you are willing and able to work shifts and have the ability to get to Osterley site for a 7am start.

Just so you know: you’ll work with a broad range of Sky content in the operations role, some of which isn’t suitable for under-18s. For this reason, we can’t accept applications from people younger than 18 years old for the start date of 1st September 2021.

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 - First digital assessment looks at your behavioural and cognitive strengths through several questions. 

Step 3 - In the second (and 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 4 - 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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