Apply For Software Development Graduate Programme

Apply For Software Development Graduate Programme
Apply For Software Development Graduate Programme
Recruiter: Sky
Listed on: 29th April
Location: Brentwood
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent

Join the experts developing world class Sky Broadband Routers and Sky Q Set-Top-Boxes installed in millions of homes throughout the world. Whatever your project, you’ll be in the driving seat from day one, designing the software that steers us to success. Work on cutting-edge technology providing new features on exciting new entertainment and connectivity products for Sky. Develop software that underpins our products and improves how we work. Make an impact and get all the support you need to do your best work. There’s only one place you’ll see action like this in your career – and that’s Sky.

What you will be doing:

The software development programme will see you learn about how we develop software and the processes used. You will also get to work closely with the hardware and device-drivers on the SkyBroadband Routers or Sky Q Set-Top-Boxes and be supported by engineers at the top of their game.

You’ll learn a lot on this seven-month programme. After just five weeks, you’ll be familiar with the major software engineering principles, low level development, test-driven development, continuous build, and integration. Over the remaining six months, with our guidance, you’ll put your newly acquired skills into practice on live projects, before moving into a delivery team where you will continue your career as an Associate Software Developer.

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

  • Deliver and support the building of our software product
  • Team up with software professionals to create high-quality, testable products designed to engage our customers
  • Produce software through iterations in a continuous integration environment.
    Programme facts:
  • These roles are based in Brentwood, Essex
  • Programme duration is 7 months, rolling off into a permanent position
  • Expected start July 2022 starting with a 5-week boot camp.

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What we’re looking for:

  • A graduate in any degree discipline or soon will be
  • Have created software applications either at university, at home or in industry
  • Familiarity with Git or similar source control tool
  • Have passion for software and technology
  • Aware of Agile methodologies
  • A quick learner and a team player.

Your application journey:

First, complete our short application form by entering your details and academic information. 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. Complete the assessments successfully and you’ll be considered for our assessment centre.

The first digital assessment looks at your behavioural and cognitive strengths through several questions.

The second digital assessment will look at your ability to code. The coding test will need to be completed in C. Please make sure you do practice tests before beginning this stage. You may also refer to websites or books while sitting the test.

In the last digital assessment, you will be required to review various sets of information and be asked questions related to this. Part of this stage will include a recorded video interview. But don’t worry there will be practice round.

For the final stage of your application, we’ll invite you to a digital assessment centre and give you some tasks to get to know you better. The day will give you a practical insight into the role 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.

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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 current closing date for applications is 22nd May 2022. But things move quickly around here, so 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.


Contact Name: Sky
Reference: TJ/8480/TJ2
Job ID: 308234


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