Graduate Opportunity

DevOps / SRE graduate programme

Software/IT/Computer Science/Systems.

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Hit the ground running on this accelerated learning 7-month programme. Take a hands-on approach using agile methodologies. Work alongside experts in our DevOps & SRE teams and make sure we stay ahead of the game. 

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Join the teams that built Sky Mobile, NOW, Sky Q and Sky Glass. Create products used by millions. Take the lead on challenging and exciting projects. Collaborate with our software teams across the globe on video streaming platforms.

With the support of a leading software delivery team, create high-quality, testable products designed to bring customers more of what they love. There’s only one place you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.

What you’ll be doing

On our accelerated programme you’ll create the best environments for our technology projects. Make sure our products remain available once they’re deployed to production. Be involved in scaling our applications. Find yourself in Group Product, Reliability Engineering or Enterprise Engineering, working on a wide range of technology projects across our business. 

You’ll learn a lot in 7 months. Spend your first four weeks understanding reliability engineering principles and learning what it takes to be a DevOps Engineer in our dedicated bootcamp. Over the remaining six months, with our guidance, you’ll put your newly acquired skills into practice on live projects. 

Once you’ve completed the programme, you’ll move one of our reliability engineering teams, which provides a variety of support and deployment activities to our Development, Quality Assurance and Release Management teams. Here you’ll help reduce costs, improve products, enhance service availability, tighten security, and boost our growth. Top quality is always a priority as you deliver effective, innovative software. 

On this programme you’ll ensure software is delivered to an excellent standard within a busy agile team, where quality is the highest priority.

This could include: 

  • Providing and configuring the environments that our developers will use to create our software products 
  • Be involved in scaling applications and products when popularity increases or where user demands peak expectations 
  • Ensuring our deployed products remain available, reliable and diagnose issues when they occur
  • Work in an iterative way using Agile delivery principles.

Programme facts

  • This programme is based in Leeds with a hybrid working pattern in place
  • Programme duration is 7 months, starting with a 5-week dedicated bootcamp and finishing in a permanent position in one of our delivery teams
  • Starts in August 2023.

What we’re looking for

A graduate in any degree discipline (or soon will be):

  • That is able to develop scripted software i.e., Shell/Bash scripting
  • Is familiar with pipeline automation and deployment frameworks such as Docker, Jenkins, Puppet, AWS, and VMware automation 
  • Is comfortable using cloud-related technologies  
  • Is aware of agile methodologies
  • And has a real passion for software and technology.

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.    

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: April 2nd, 2023
  • Starting: August 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Leeds (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Systems

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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