Sky has announced the creation of 500 new jobs at its new Leeds contact centre.
Sky is one of the city’s biggest employers with more than 1,000 staff, mostly working out of Sky@Leeds Dock. In September, Sky announced a new Innovation Hub in the city.
The new roles form part of the company’s national recruitment drive, aimed at creating 1,000 new positions. This will see Sky’s UK&I employee base increase almost 5 per cent to 25,000.
Sky UK&I CEO Stephen van Rooyen said: “Our customers love viewing all their favourite shows in one place with Sky Q, so it’s great that 500 new Sky engineers will be hitting the roads right across the UK this winter to meet growing customer demand.
“Together with our expanded team in Leeds, these 1,000 new employees are a real testament to Sky’s commitment to customer service and investment to create a diverse workforce right across the UK.”