Sky Product Owner and University of Lincoln Alumnus, Jack Maddock, visited Careers and Employability recently to deliver a ‘How to get a job with Sky’ talk.
After graduating with a degree in Business and Law and a masters in Business Management, Jack secured a place on the Sky project management graduate scheme.
During his time with the company, he has picked up a lot of knowledge which we were lucky enough to be able to chat to him about.
He spoke to us about his time so far with Sky, explaining ‘It’s a fantastic place where there is always something happening and you feel part of the media industry.
You get to visit the offices across Europe as well and it’s a great atmosphere.’
During the two year graduate scheme, Jack spent a year in Scotland and then transferred to London.
When asked about the support available to the graduates, Jack said ‘All new graduates at Sky are given buddies and mentors to support them, and invited to a welcome day to meet everyone.
This also gives you the time to visit Scotland and find somewhere to live.
It’s kind of the same as when you move to university, and luckily all the graduates that started at the same time became good friends, so you have a group of people that you know.’
Jack encourages all students to think about moving somewhere new after university.
He said ‘Give it a go. It’s a great getting to know a new place and it doesn’t have to be a permanent move, it can be for a short period of time.
Most employers are also supportive of moving between offices, so it allows you to get to know different areas of the business if you’re staying in the same organisation.
It’s a great way to enhance your CV as it’s shown that you have the resilience to move around and the ability to start somewhere from scratch.’
The Sky graduate schemes are competitive, so it is important to put your best foot forward during the application process.
After successfully completing the process himself, Jack wants to share his tips with current students.
He advised ‘You need to make sure you are getting it right.
You need to be proofing and checking your application, and looking at your answers against what is expected from the requirements and job description.
Make sure you evidence what you are saying, such as including good examples of how you worked well as a team.
You need strong answers as it’s such a competitive process, there’s thousands of applications for one or two roles so you can’t afford any slip ups.’
If you’d like support with completing the application process for a graduate job, make sure you visit the careers centre (ground floor library) and find out how we can help you.