News : Sky Creates 300 Jobs for New Technical Team
Leeds, UK, Feb 2, 2015 -- Sky is creating 300 jobs in Leeds, as part of a new hub for technical services in the city.
The entertainment company, which currently employs 1,100 people across Yorkshire, is seeking software developers, testers and engineers for roles and aims to fill the positions by June 2015.
This is the first Sky technical services team to be located in Leeds. The city is currently home to the broadcaster’s Sky Bet division.
Sky’s director of information systems, Colin McQuade, said the jobs were a "fantastic opportunity" to join the business as it invests in the city.
"The new technical team in Leeds will help us to continue to provide a service that is the industry leader for technology and meets the needs of each and every one of our customers," he said.
Vacancies will range from entry and graduate level to senior team leaders and managers.
The company plans to use existing links with Leeds and Sheffield universities to recruit graduates for jobs under its Sky Academy talent scheme.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company. The group serves 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe's leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).
Published: Wednesday, February 4, 2015