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Sky bet invests £1.5million in graduate academy to retain talent

Published: Friday, 18 March 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has announced that its graduate software academy is taking on applications for this summer after a £1.5 million investment.

The programme will see around 25 graduates join the company for 12 months in July 2016 where they will be paid a competitive full-time salary.

With recruiting people with the right skillset becoming increasingly difficult within the tech sector the academy is focusing on ensuring a large amount of top talent passes through the company.

After starting in July the successful applicants will start a 14-week intensive burst of training aimed at teaching the methodologies and improving general business skills.

The scheme is targeted at great communicators and analytical thinkers with lots of ideas aligned with a very real passion for tech.

Different rotational placements will give a wider experience, allowing for graduates to work within the Bet, Gaming and International tribes – with an added guarantee of a job within one of the departments at the end of the 12 months.

There will also be a similar programme for those looking to head in a commercial direction, rather than technology roles.

The Company

SB&G became an independent company with a valuation of £800 million in March 2015, and currently stands as the fourth biggest business within the ever growing market.

The aim is to continue progressing, the company formed in 2001, with fast-paced product innovation, deliver cutting edge technology and attract the most talented people.

The company, which boasts a strong relationship with Sky, invested in both technology and mobile platforms from their base in Yorkshire and has seen a considerable rise in the performance of the company.

Last the businesses revenue increased by 36% to £247 million, with £117 million from Sky Bet and £117 million from Sky Gaming.

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