With your passion and interest for developing software and writing code using the latest languages, you’ll be right at home working on our in-house apps. A great communicator with excellent problem solving skills, you’ll be working in an innovative environment where nothing stays the same for long.

Duration: Two and a half yearsLocations: Osterley, West London or Livingston, ScotlandStart date: July 2014Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs/Standards including both Maths and English grades A-C/1-3, plus AS/A Levels/Highers (or equivalent), preferably including Maths and/or Science Qualification achieved: Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (Software & Web Development) Level 3/4
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About the programme

As an Apprentice on our Software Development Programme, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you get to start building your career in one of two critical areas; Customer Information Systems (CIS) or Broadcast Services (BS).

Customer Information Systems – here you’ll cover all the customer-facing core IT applications and infrastructure at Sky. These include the key game-changing websites such as Sky News, or even Now TV as well as all the red-button services, mobile apps and web-streaming services.

You’ll have the chance to get to grips with open source tools and web technologies such as Java, Groovy and Grails, PHP, plus languages such as HTML, CSS and JQuery. We also have exciting roles in our Scotland Customer Business Systems teams (CBS), where you’ll be part of the combined development, test and support team. Creating, maintaining and supporting our new and existing platforms and applications, you’ll get to test your programming knowledge to the full, while learning skills from the top-notch professionals around you.

Broadcast Services – help deliver a world-class entertainment experience for our customers whether they are at home, online or on the move. Here, you could be delivering software for our core brands, including Sky Sports, Sky News and Now TV or providing application support to ensure our systems are reliable and are giving the business the service they require. Mostly working in a live production environment, this fast-paced role will get you working on real projects with a range of technology experts and programme makers.

Whichever route you choose, you’ll have access to our fantastic range of benefits, including generous holiday, competitive salary and free Sky+HD and Broadband. Even better, you’ll gain a nationally-recognised qualification and a permanent position while you’re learning about what we do.

Your skills and talents

You’ll need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs/Standards including both Maths and English grades A-C/1-3, plus AS/A Levels/Highers (or equivalent), preferably including Maths and/or Science. As well as showing a keen interest in programming and coding, you’ll need to be a good communicator who’s as passionate about technology as we are. We’re also looking for a positive outlook and the ability to work as part of a team, coupled with great problem-solving skills and a professional attitude.