Sky creates 1,000 new jobs across the UK to meet customer demand
Investment increases number of UK employees to 25,000
Sky, Europe’s leading
direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company, has created 1,000 new jobs
throughout the UK, including opening a new customer contact centre in Leeds, to
meet growing customer demand. The creation of new roles will see Sky’s UK and
Ireland employee base grow to 25,000 employees – an increase of nearly 5%.
As part of the move, Sky will
directly employ 500 new engineers to install Sky Q, Sky’s next generation TV
platform, into thousands of customer’s homes over the coming months.
Sky Q brings together the best TV and
entertainment all in one place, with customers able to watch the best shows
from HBO, Showtime and Netflix, alongside award-winning Sky originals like
Chernobyl, Catherine the Great and Brassic. With voice-control, Spotify, live
sport and entertainment as well as over 500 box sets in HD, Sky Q is the home
Sky already employs 3,500 engineers
across the UK with the new permanent positions currently recruiting all over
Investment in Leeds
In addition to Sky’s new team of
engineers, Sky is also creating 500 new customer service roles at its new
contact centre at No 1 Leeds in the city centre.
The soon to be recruited customer
service agents will support customers across a range of Sky products and
services including Sky Broadband, Sky Mobile and Sky TV.
The new contact centre will be set up
to support Sky customers however they choose to contact Sky, including call,
text, chat via the MySky app or even via Facebook messenger.
Over 1,000 people already work for
Sky in Leeds, making it one of the city’s biggest employers. The majority of
Sky’s Leeds-based staff currently work on Sky’s digital and technical
capability out of Sky@Leeds Dock – Sky’s tech hub that opened in the city in
Last month, Sky also announced the
creation of a new Sky Studios Innovation Hub based in Leeds and focused on the
development of talent, scripted partnerships and new content experiences. Over
the next five years Sky will more than double its investment in original
content through Sky Studios.
Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, UK &
Ireland, Sky said: “Our
customers love viewing all their favourite shows in one place with Sky Q, so
it’s great that 500 new Sky engineers will be hitting the roads right across
the UK this winter to meet growing customer demand. Together with our expanded
team in Leeds, these 1,000 new employees are a real testament to Sky’s
commitment to customer service and investment to create a diverse workforce
right across the UK.
On average, Sky has been the best
performing major pay TV, broadband and landline provider over the past three
years according to Ofcom complaints data.
Notes to Editors
Jack Bates, Corporate Communications, 07966 746422
With 24 million customers across
seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is
proud to be part of the Comcast group.
Our 31,000 employees help connect our
customers with the very best of Sports, News, the arts and to our own local,
original content. Following the success of Sky originals like Chernobyl,
Patrick Melrose, Das Boot and Gomorrah we launched Sky Studios and now plan to
more than double our investment in original drama and comedy over the next five
Our technology allows customers to
watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and as we connect millions
of families to content they love, it is our responsibility to do it safely –
that’s why we offer services like Sky Broadband Buddy and the Sky Kids app. And
our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky
with the flexibility of a contract-free service.
We also believe that a company of our
scale has a responsibility that goes beyond our business, and into the
community. Our Sky Ocean Rescue campaign has reached millions across Europe,
we’re on track to be free of single-use plastic by 2020, we’re investing
£25million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re a proud employer –
recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our approach to inclusivity.