Great place to work

At Sky, we listen to our people and encourage everyone to be involved. We know great ideas come from all corners of our business and it’s part of our believe in better spirit to harness those ideas for the benefit of our customers and our people.  We continue to achieve high levels of engagement, as monitored by our staff engagement survey, and outperform external benchmarks by in the UK and Italy.

We aim to create the safest environment for our people, and we encourage and support our peoples' wellbeing. Our safety culture across our field-based teams outperforms the UK benchmark.

In the UK we’ve started to transform how people learn at Sky making learning even more accessible. We’re moving away from instructor led classroom training toward digital learning, so our people can access training at a time and place that suits them.  Early results show more continuous, on the job learning helps people learn faster and perform better.

We’re pleased that Sky is included in the LinkedIn 'Top Companies where the UK wants to work now'. We remain committed to building an organisation where all our people can thrive.

Visit our Work for Sky site to find out more about our benefits, rewards and what it’s like to work at Sky. 

Inclusion

At Sky, our ambition is to be the most admired company and industry leader for inclusion both on screen and behind the scenes. We know that embracing different perspectives fosters innovation and diverse voices contribute to the decisions we make as a business to help us better anticipate and meet the needs of our customers.

We work closely with independent production companies and a number of external organisations, such as the Journalism Diversity Fund and the Creative Diversity Network, to diversify the talent pipeline into Sky and the industry as a whole. Sky supports and endorses industry wide schemes such as BAFTA Elevate which encourages diversity and inclusion on screen as well as behind the scenes.

In March 2018 we released our Gender Pay Gap Report, declaring a gender pay gap of 11.5% mean. As with many big organisations we have more men than women in senior, digital and technology roles and this is what is driving our gap. We know that when we achieve gender parity across these areas our gender pay gap will be eliminated.

We’ve already initiated a number of programmes aimed at improving gender representation across our many different teams. Sky have ambitious targets in place – such as aiming for 50:50 gender balance amongst our most senior roles by 2020 – which demonstrates the importance we’re placing on improving gender balance across all levels of our organisation.

Our internal ‘Women@Sky’ network enables both men and women to connect and share experiences whilst also providing activities for their personal development. We’ve also delivered a number of enhancements to better support people juggling home and work responsibilities. We provide a range of on-site services, have improved technology and introduced an emergency family care benefit. This has helped us be recognised as one of the Times Top 50 employers for Women.

Four further employee-led networks help our people promote inclusion and diversity throughout our different communities and teams: LGBT+@Sky, Multiculture@Sky, Parents@Sky and Body&Mind@Sky. Each network provides community, organises regular events and encourages employees to support one another.

At Sky, we recognise that progress comes faster with focus. That’s why our work on culture underpins all aspects of diversity and inclusion. We want our people to be themselves, value diverse ideas and backgrounds, and deliver the best work of their lives.

Read Paul Toomey’s story for an insight our internal networks.

Visit our Work for Sky website to learn more about our people.

Early Careers

We provide early career opportunities to young people through work experience and internship schemes, with some specifically targeted at people from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. We hope that some of our summer placements will transition into graduate hires.

As well as graduate schemes, we offer apprenticeships and encourage young people to join us for work experience or insight days.

Visit our early careers web pages for more information.