A new Sky technology hub, which will create up to 400 jobs, will open later this year in Leeds. It will be focused on designing and developing Sky’s next generation of websites and apps.
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky, commented: “Digital skills and innovation are at the heart of what we do at Sky, helping us give customers the best possible TV experience, whether at home or on the move.
“With our investment in Leeds, we’re creating one of the largest digital communities in the UK. We are looking forward to bringing hundreds of new jobs to the city and giving young people the opportunity to build their skills and help shape the digital services of the future.”
Sky is also expanding its commitment to those starting out in their careers in technology by creating its second Software Engineering Academy, in Leeds, which will offer opportunities for young people across the north of England to gain skills and build a career in technology.
Based at Allied London’s Leeds Dock, in the heart of the city, the hub will establish a dynamic and creative environment for Sky’s technology teams, expanding their capabilities in order to continue to lead the growth of new ways of watching content on multiple devices, in and out of the home.
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Skills and Innovation, commented: “I’m delighted that Sky is furthering its investment in Leeds with the creation of 400 new jobs and a new technology hub. The announcement is a boost to the digital economy of the entire Northern Powerhouse, and will undoubtedly help to cement Leeds as a leading technology cluster.”