Sky to create 1,000 jobs amid growing demand for its latest TV technology
Sky is to create 1,000 jobs amid growing demand for its latest TV technology.
The broadcasting giant, which has 24m customers across Europe, said the new roles were for engineers and call centre staff.
It already employs 24,000 in the UK and Ireland, with the latest hiring spree set to take the total to 25,000 overall.
Making a statement: Sky, which has 24m customers across Europe, said the new roles were for engineers and call centre staff
The company said it would hire 500 engineers to install its new Sky Q boxes in customer’s homes. The boxes boast high-tech features such as voice control and music streaming service Spotify. Another 500 workers will be recruited for Sky’s Leeds call centre.
It comes after the firm, which was bought by Universal Studios owner Comcast for £30 billion last year, also announced it would open a studios complex in the northern city.
Sky has 1,000 employees based there, most of whom work at its digital technology campus in the regenerated Leeds Dock area.
The company is ramping up its production of original content to better compete against video streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon.