Sky Assessments

Prepare for the Sky recruitment process with tailor-made practice materials.

Getting A Job At Sky

Founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1990, Sky is the UK's largest paid-for TV provider with over 12 million customers accessing their TV, internet and phone services.

Sky employs people all around the country, and even has offices in Europe. The headquarters is in Isleworth (near Heathrow) and boasts facilities such as an onsite gym.

There are a huge range of employment opportunities at Sky, from roles in content and production, right through to tech development and sales.

Those who are serious about working at Sky should be prepared for a competitive interview process that can incorporate tests, interviews and an assessment centre, depending on the role you're applying for.

Sky Values

Sky has a clear set of values that they look for in every prospective candidate. They are:

  • Forward-looking and restless
  • Creative and action-orientated
  • Customer-led and simplifying
  • Collaborative and inclusive
  • Fair and responsible

In order to impress a Sky employer, it's essential to show evidence of these values in your answers and actions throughout the hiring process.

Types Of Roles At Sky

With so many different opportunities available at Sky the chances are if you want to work there, you'll be able to find a job to suit you.

As a company at the forefront of the tech industry, it's little surprise that there are a number of tech roles available from building innovative new products, to network engineering.

There are also plenty of roles to be found in fields as diverse as media and HR, sales and recruitment.

Hiring Process At Sky

Sky Online Application

If you're keen to work for Sky, the first stage is submitting an online application. All you need to do is register your details and give some detail about your academic history.

Sky Aptitude Tests

Although the process can vary depending on the role or programme you're applying to, for most people the next stage of the process is the psychometric tests, otherwise known as the digital assessments.

Tech, finance, strategy, marketing and engineering roles always start with an online test.

Sky uses the following SHL tests:

Sky Numerical Reasoning Tests

As with any other numerical reasoning test, you'll be assessed on the strength of your mathematical abilities.

Questions will require you to read through a series of graphs, charts and tables and analyse the data in front of you.

Normally, you'll have around 18 questions to answer in just 17-25 minutes, so it's essential that you've practiced some SHL tests beforehand.

Sky Verbal Reasoning Test

The Sky verbal reasoning test seeks to understand how comfortable you are reading, processing and interpreting verbal information.

You'll need to read through the information in the passages in front of you, before answering a series of multiple-choice questions that will probe whether you understand the difference between fact and inference.

Sky Logical Reasoning Test

Logical reasoning tests are non-verbal and non-numerical. They challenge your problem-solving skills by asking you to answer complex questions involving patterns, shapes and images.

You'll need to finish a pattern by determining the rule that governs the sequence in front of you.

Sky Situational Strength Test

The situational strength test is about placing candidates in hypothetical situations similar to those they may face every day at Sky. Your job is to select the answer that feels most true to what you'd do in response to the challenges you're presented with.

Sky employers will then assess your answers to see how well they believe you'd fit into the role and team you're applying for.

Sky Telephone Interview

If you complete the test(s) successfully, you'll be invited to take part in a telephone interview.

Lasting around 20 minutes, the interview is a chance for Sky to find out more about why you want to work there, and what individual strengths and skills you could bring to the role.

They'll also scrutinise your problem-solving skills, as well as how closely you align to the Sky values that underpin everything they do.

Sky Assessment Day

The final part of the Sky recruitment process is the assessment day. This will either be conducted online or in person at a Sky office.

The format of the day will vary depending on the role you're applying for. However, you can expect to take part in a series of group activities designed to examine how well you perform in a team setting.

There will also be exercises that aim to understand more about your specific skills, face-to-face interviews and a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about the culture and day-to-day realities of working at Sky.

What Is It Like To Work At Sky?

At Sky, you'll be expected to work hard, but you'll be rewarded with lots of opportunities, a culture that encourages innovation and experimentation and a good benefits package.

You'll also get free or discounted Sky packages!

Top Tips To Getting Hired At Sky

Get Camera Ready

It's highly likely that at some point in the interview process you'll be required to turn on your camera for an interview with a Sky manager.

Make sure the room you're in is clean and tidy, well-lit and free from distractions. This will not only help you make a good impression, it will also help you to focus on the task at hand.

Dress For An Interview

Whether it's in-person or online, dressing to impress is still important. You should always wear something clean and smart and ensure you look professional.

Be Yourself

As much as it's important to be professional and showcase the best of yourself throughout the hiring process, it's also really important to let your natural personality shine through. This will help the hiring manager to get a better idea of how well you'll really fit into the team, which is important for you as well.

Practice Tests In A Quiet Area

Practicing tests is essential if you want to do well in the Sky interview process.

There are lots of practice SHL tests available, so try and take as many as you can before the one that really counts.

When practicing tests, make sure you set yourself up in a quiet, well-lit room where you can really focus.

Once you've completed each test, make time to go back over your answers and see how you've done. This is the best way to find out which areas you need to improve on.

Sample Sky Assessments question Test your knowledge!

Score: /5

During a review of the customer relationship management system, a discrepancy is noted in the reported satisfaction levels between different service teams. Team A has a 20% higher satisfaction rating than Team B. What additional information would be most useful when analyzing the reason for this discrepancy?

  • The number of total customers each team has interacted with
  • The age of the team members
  • The time it takes to resolve a call
  • The geographic location of the service teams

A customer service department receives various customer calls. If half of the calls are inquires about services, a quarter are about billing, and the rest are split evenly between feedback and technical support, what proportion of the calls is about technical support?

  • 1/8
  • 1/4
  • 1/2
  • 3/8

In a team meeting, the sales department presented a new strategy that claims to improve service subscription by 30% over the next quarter. However, this number fails to consider seasonal fluctuations that historically affect subscriptions. This argument is an example of which logical fallacy?

  • Red Herring
  • Hasty Generalization
  • Post Hoc
  • Slippery Slope

After reading the following executive summary, decide the primary goal of the report: 'The following quarterly report outlines the expansion of our high-speed internet services across rural areas, aiming to close the digital divide. It details infrastructure development, investment costs, projected growth in customer base, and potential challenges. Our comprehensive approach ensures sustainability and long-term customer satisfaction.'

The following quarterly report outlines the expansion of our high-speed internet services across rural areas, aiming to close the digital divide. It details infrastructure development, investment costs, projected growth in customer base, and potential challenges. Our comprehensive approach ensures sustainability and long-term customer satisfaction.

  • To detail the financial expenditures for the last quarter
  • To explore potential challenges only
  • To persuade stakeholders to invest more
  • To provide an overview of the rural expansion project

A dataset shows the number of new subscribers each month for a year. To determine the month with the highest growth rate, what calculation should you perform?

  • Add the number of new subscribers for all months and find the average
  • Find the difference in subscriber numbers between consecutive months
  • Calculate the percentage increase of subscribers each month over the previous month
  • Multiply the number of subscribers by the number of months

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Sky Assessments Tips

Understand the Role

Research the specific role you're applying for at Sky, as tests often pertain to job-specific skills and knowledge.

Practice Makes Perfect

Regularly take full-length practice exams to get a feel for the timings and format of the tests you'll face.

Read the Questions Carefully

Ensure you fully understand what each question is asking before providing your answer to avoid common mistakes.

Stay Calm and Focused

Maintain a calm demeanor throughout the test. If you get stuck, take a breath and move on to the next question.

Free Practice on Techtest

Remember, you can give practice tests similar to Sky's exams on Techtest for free, enhancing your preparation.

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Sky Assessments FAQs

What are the Sky tests?

Sky utilizes a variety of tests in their hiring process, such as psychometric evaluations, technical assessments, and case study challenges. These tests are designed to gauge a candidate’s suitability and potential for the diverse roles Sky offers.

Are the Sky tests hard?

The difficulty of the Sky tests can vary depending on the role and your personal strengths. However, they are intended to be challenging to identify top talent. Good preparation is key to performing well.

How do I prepare for Sky tests?

To best prepare for Sky's tests, you should practice taking similar exams. Techtest offers a wide range of practice tests which are a great way to familiarize yourself with the types and formats of questions you may encounter.

How long does the recruitment process take at Sky?

The recruitment process at Sky might differ by position, but it usually involves several stages and can take several weeks from initial application to final interview, including time for assessments and background checks.

What are Sky's core values?

Sky prides itself on its forward-thinking and customer-centric values. They seek innovative, collaborative individuals who are committed to driving excellence and delivering the best experience for their viewers and customers.