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How to Get an Internship With Sky News

Who wouldn’t want to work for Sky News? The well-known multimedia news company that’s based in Britain provides non-stop news on television, online and radio. So, if you are interested in working in business, media or technology, Sky News might be a great place for you to kick-start your career. This article provides some great tips on how to become an intern at Sky News.

The Internship

Sky News offers a range of  opportunities, whether you are a university student, a school leaver, a graduate or taking a gap year out from your studies. Specifically, the Sky Academy can help you build the skills you need to take your career to the next level, supporting you all the way throughout your internship. Check out the following opportunities with Sky:

The summer internship allows you to get an insight into the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company, and work on projects that will help you develop the skills and experience you need to excel in your subject.

  • Duration: 4 to 8 weeks.
  • Start Date: July 2015.
  • Locations: Osterley, West London,  Livingston, Dublin, Ireland.

School leavers who are interested in business can apply for a placement with Sky News, and get hands-on experience while working with Sky professionals.

  • Duration: Up to 12 months.
  • Start Date: Throughout the year.
  • Locations: Osterley, West London.

If you are in your 1st or 2nd year at university, you can apply for a placement in order to put your skills and knowledge into practice, and meet important people within your field.

  • Duration: 11 months.
  • Start Date: August 2015.
  • Locations: Osterley, West London.

Required Skills

While the skills you need to be an excellent intern at Sky News depend on your area of interest, possessing the following generic skills and qualities is essential: 

  • Excellent management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Ability to develop, present and defend recommendations in writing or verbally.

The Interview with Sky News

According to Glassdoor, the best way to get an interview with Sky is by submitting your application online. It seems that 68% of applicants who did that got an interview, whereas only 21% got an interview by using a recruiter and just 2% through employee referrals.

As far as interview difficulty is concerned, Sky interviews score 3.2 out of 5 which is an average level of difficulty. If you really want to get an internship with the company, don’t let the number discourage you from doing so. Already 51% of previous applicants have rated the overall experience as positive.

Learn more about Sky News

Visit Sky News’s LinkedIn and Twitter profile to keep up to date with news in regards to the company as well as future openings. In terms of networking your way to the top, why not connect with current Sky News employees on LinkedIn and introduce yourself to people who are already part of the team? You never know how they might be able to help you get noticed!

If you want to work with Sky News, have a look at the video below to get an insight into how it feels to be part of such a successful company!

 

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