Apprentice Journalist at Sky

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£15,600 annually
Review Date:
October 2015

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I am currently working on the planning desk in the newsroom of Sky SPorts News. This involves looking forward by organising interviews, doing research and maintaining good relationships with clubs to ensure we get all the media access that we can.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have developed my multi tasking skills, in my new role I am having to juggle research on a day to day basis with organising media opportunities and making sure I complete all of the tasks within my deadlines. I am also currently learning shorthand as part of my course which is a great new skill, despite being extremely challenging.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


My programme is extremely enjoyable, everyone at work has made me feel extremely welcome. All the content of my work is extremley interesting and I have been made to feel extremely valuable.

4. How valued do you feel by Sky?


I feel as though Sky values me highly as they keep stressing that my opinion is extremely valuable due to the fact I am coming from a younger generation and this offers a diverse range of ideas within the newsroom. They also offer great benefits.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


it is extremely well structured, everyoen around me understands that I'm here to learn and how they can help me to do so. It is a great combination of vocational learning and academic learning as I go to college one day a week.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


My college are very supportive and have ensured that my employers understand the work I need to do. They have really stressed to my employers that I am given an hour per day to practice my shorthand.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


The support system in place for me is great - I have a supervisor who is always on hand to ask any question I ask and they have also provided me with a 'buddy' who was in my position last year, this gives me the option to share any fears I have with him with the knowledge it is just between us.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


My salary meets my costs very well, however this is because I still live at home, if I were to live on my own it would not be enough to live in LOndon and continue to work for SKy.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes, my team leader gave me the opportunity to attend the British Masters, it was a great day and I was also working at the same time! We have a plan within our team to go out for drinks also at some point.

9a. Would you recommend Sky to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

Sky is a great environment to work in, everyone is extremely friendly and hardworking. All the facilities are the best around and after working here I think anywhere else would feel like a step down. The company also offer great benefits to the staff.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Sky? *

Don't have any fear or worries, everyone there is extremely patient and understanding. Learn about the company and understand the values of the company and how they do things because they look for this in your assessment day.

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