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Sky Creating 200 New Tech Jobs In London & Leeds

31 Jul 2017

Sky Creating 200 New Tech Jobs In London & Leeds

Broadcaster Sky has announced plans which will see it create around 200 technology jobs in London and Leeds.

The company will also create a further 100 tech jobs at its centre in Milan, Italy as it boosts its overall software engineering ranks by a quarter.

At present we don’t know how the 200 Sky technology jobs will be split between London and Leeds but we will bring you further clarification once we receive more news about the vacancy locations.

When Sky originally announced its new technology centre at Leeds Dock in 2015 it initially said it would create 400 jobs at the site. The broadcaster has already smashed that figure with 650 technology workers currently at the Leeds base.

Announcing the new roles, Group Chief Executive of Sky, Jeremy Darroch, said: “Building on our position as one of Europe’s leading technology companies we are announcing today the creation of 300 new tech roles – representing a 25% increase in our software engineering workforce.”

“The new roles will be split between Milan, Leeds and London under our new innovation centre, Sky Labs. This additional resource will enhance our capability to deploy the market leading in and out-of-home streaming platforms that our customers demand; create brilliantly usable on-screen interfaces; develop enhanced personalisation and app-based platforms,” added Mr Darroch.

News of the 200 new UK jobs at Sky comes as the broadcaster announces a 5 per cent increase in turnover over the last financial year to almost £13 billion. Their profit dipped slightly in the same period but was still £1.4 billion and the company has added a further 280,000 customers over the last twelve months.

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