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Data Science graduate programme

Maths/Statistics/Data Science/Economics.

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Data Science is at the heart of decision making and customer treatments in Sky. We provide analytics to inform customer growth strategies, create tooling to drive personalised customer treatments and champion test and learn through experimentation.

Sky's opportunities for STEM graduates

Asha Kumaran, Recruitment Business Partner, introduces us to the various opportunities for STEM graduates at Sky and covers rotations abroad.

On our Data Science programme, you’ll have exposure across the business as you work with our stakeholders to help drive decision making using the power of data and insights. You’ll learn advanced analytical techniques and use cutting edge predictive algorithms to deliver valuable insight to the business. You could be helping to build our next data product, predicting future customer behaviour, or unlocking the value of our content. 

And the best thing is you don’t have to specialise too soon. Instead, you get to experience everything that makes data science special at Sky before deciding on the area that’s right for you.  

What you’ll be doing

You’ll join our fast-track programme for those knowing they want to work in Data Science. You’ll do two six-month rotations within Sky Data:  

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Commercial Analytics 

This gives you the opportunity to work across two teams, giving you broad exposure. Advanced Analytics are a team full of data scientists that use customer level, big / deep data sets from Sky. Commercial Analytics & Experimentation are the owners of Commercial Analytics data products at Sky. They provide recommendations through Data Science and work in close partnership with stakeholders. 

Programme facts

  • This programme is based in Osterley, west London
  • Programme duration is 1 year, rolling off into a permanent position
  • Expected start is September 2023. 

What we’re looking for

You're a graduate from any degree discipline, or soon will be. You’re likely to have studied maths, statistics, computer science, economics, physics or be able to demonstrate your understanding of the use of data through personal or university projects.  We’re interested in your passion for data and the drive and ambition you can bring to the team.  

Other skills you may have include: 

  • Logical, end to end thinker
  • An enthusiastic problem-solver, with numerical, presentation and IT skills
  • Previous experience in data manipulation using Python, SQL, R, SAS, Matlab
  • Machine learning - academic experience on Supervised/unsupervised learning, regression, decision trees, random forests, boosting
  • Enjoy task-focused delivery, a fast-paced environment and overcoming challenges 
  • Collaborative, great with people and keen on following recent trends in the market. 

Your application journey   

Step 1 – Submit your application on our system. We’ll be asking for your personal details, academic information and anything else that you think would be relevant such as work experience. 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. 

Step 2 – Complete our online digital assessments. These look at your Sky fit and your business fit. Why not pop onto our dedicated Prep hub to familiarise yourself with some of these digital assessments before completing them. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice each of these assessments beforehand, so please read our email instructions carefully. We’ve added some tips to help you along the way. 

Step 3 - For the final stage of your application, we’ll invite you to our virtual assessment centre and give you some tasks to get to know you better. The day will give you a practical insight into what it’s like to work as a technologist 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. 

Developing you

Enjoy an action-packed, learning experience with us as part of your graduate programme. 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 graduate programme and supports you during your programme and beyond.

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.

Our support doesn’t end there. You’ll join a cohort of grads on the same journey as yourself and we’ve also got an Emerging Talent community setup to support early talent in Sky. They host regular events and talks on topics important to young people starting their career journeys.

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 closing date for applications is 30th October 2022. Things move quickly around here, so applications may close early. 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.   


Let’s not forget about the great perks. There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our fantastic 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 also get access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that’s not enough, each campus has its own perks such as subsidised restaurants/ cafes and games rooms. Your campus may include a cinema, chill out sections, faith rooms, a gym, and more.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: October 30th, 2022
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Osterley (London)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Maths
  • Statistics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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