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Visit to Sky Academy Careers Lab

On Friday 27th November, a number of students took part in a day trip to visit Sky for the Sky Academy Careers Lab programme. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to learn about the world of work and get an insight into the daily life of a Sky employee ranging from TV presenters and journalists to PR roles and marketing executives.

The morning consisted of an “icebreaker task” for students to gain confidence with new people, an insight into all the different types of jobs involved within Sky as a company and challenges involving ideas for new TV shows (potentially for Sky to steal!) helping us to expand our creative skills. Following was a talk involving the Head of Public Relations at Sky who talked us through his career choices and how it helped him soar to his position today, assuring us that if you love your job, you will never feel like you work a day in your life!

The Sky Academy team then toured us around Sky Sports where we were lucky enough to see Sky Sports News being filmed live. After lunch was the big challenge! Being split up into teams, we were given a set budget and the task of tackling problems found within Sky as a company. With this budget, we had to come up with new and innovative ideas for tackling these problems and after an hour we presented our bright ideas to the rest of the Academy some included a Sky Rewards scheme, improvements to customer services and better value for Sky Movies.

Sky Academy has given us an amazing insight into the world of work and I’m sure some of us will return to Sky in the summer for work experience or maybe even a job in the future!

James 12/S2