Posted on November 4, 2019 by staff

Sky to create 500 new engineer jobs


Sky has announced plans to directly employ 500 engineers to install its new TV platform Sky Q.

The new engineers, hired across the UK, will join 500 new customer service hires to be based at the firm’s Leeds city centre location, a total increase of 1,000 new employees.

The new jobs will see Sky’s UK and Ireland employee base grow to 25,000 employees – an increase of nearly 5 per cent.

More than 1,000 people already work for Sky in Leeds, the majority of which are based in its tech hub, Sky@Leeds Dock.

The firm already employs 3,500 engineers in the UK, with its new permanent positions currently recruiting all over the UK.

“Our customers love viewing all their favourite shows in one place with Sky Q, so it’s great that 500 new Sky engineers will be hitting the roads right across the UK this winter to meet growing customer demand,” said the firm’s UK and Ireland CEO Stephen van Rooyen.

“Together with our expanded team in Leeds, these 1,000 new employees are a real testament to Sky’s commitment to customer service and investment to create a diverse workforce right across the UK.”

“As it continues to grow as a vibrant hub of digital and technological innovation, we’re delighted to be creating 500 new roles to join our brilliant team in Leeds to meet demand and provide the best service possible for our customers.”

In September, Sky announced the launch of its Sky Studios’ Innovation Hub in Leeds, and is currently in production with five Sky original shows across the North and North West.