Broadcast Operations Apprentice at Sky

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Southampton
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£19,000 annually
Review Date:
October 2015

Review Score

7.2/10

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

7/10

My apprenticeship involves me rotating around different areas. Currently I am working in Platform Control. This role involves monitoring streaming and uplinks. I am spending a large amount of time checking and chasing up VoD problems.

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

8/10

Since starting my apprenticeship, I have gained all knew knowledge in broadcasting. I have also developed skills in networking and time management.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I enjoy my programme very much and consider myself lucky to be working for a company that puts a lot of effort into the apprenticeship programme.

4. How valued do you feel by Sky?

8/10

I feel extremely valued by Sky; they are a great company to work for. They look after their employees very well and also put a lot of effort into the apprenticeship programme.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

5/10

I am in the first cycle of apprenticeships in Broadcastcast Operations. Unfortunately this has lead to a lot of uncertainty among my coworkers and managers as to what we are meant to be learning/doing.

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

7/10

My training provider offers workshops to help gain more work related skills. My assessor is always on hand and extremely usueful if I ever have any issues regarding the apprenticeship.

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

8/10

My employer, and more specifically my line manager, offers ample support and is always very responsive and effective should I need any help or support from her.

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

8/10

Sky pays a generous salary to me. Which is enough for me to cover my day to day costs and living expenses.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

There are always opportunities for us to partake in careers fairs and schools etc. to help promomte Sky apprenticeships.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

I would recommend Sky to a friend because I have gained a lot of valuable knowledge. Sky are also a very good company to work for and they treat their employees very well.

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

I would advise others that are applying to Sky to choose an area that interests them and go in with enthusiasm and a strong will to learn and develop new skills.

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