500 new Sky jobs at Sheffield Digital Campus

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SKY, the TV entertainment and communications giant, today revealed the Sheffield location where they plan to create 500 new jobs.

They will occupy call centre space, half the size of a football pitch, at Ventana House - the Sheffield Digital Campus, on Concourse Way.

The jobs announcement was in the city was made at the end of January, but the exact location has been kept under wraps until now.

Sky is now actively recruiting for the centre, currently concentrating on the 50 managerial posts which range from customer experience managers and leaders to office manager and trainer and coaching positions.

The bulk of the customer advisor recruitment starts in April for around 450 multi-skilled positions, with the centre becoming operational in June 2011.

Ann Allen, Business Investment Manager at Creativesheffield, commented: “Sky is a great name to be moving into Sheffield’s Digital Campus and will really complement the other creative, digital and new media companies who already operate there. The brand will also help to elevate the profile of the campus to attract further investment to the city. Sky has made a significant investment in Sheffield - which is fantastic news.”

The news comes as Sky also unveils the recently appointed head of the Sheffield site, Customer Operations Manager, Rob Sargent.

For full story see The Star tomorrow and the Sheffield Telegraph on Thursday.