Sky Betting and Gaming (SB&G) is set to invest £500,000
into its graduate programme to fill 20 new full-time positions.
The investment from the technology company will see a number
of full-time graduate jobs created within the commercial, operation streams,
software academy and finance arms of the firm.
SB&G is currently one of the fastest growing digital
businesses, outperforming the market every year over the last five years, and generating
over 80% of revenue from mobile apps.
The technology the company has created is able to handle
42,000 bet views per minute, 9,000 bet placngs per minute and 11 million
transactions every Saturday afternoon.
Following the latest investment, the company’s spend on
early career initiatives for 2016/17 has now reached £3 million.
Since the graduate scheme was first launched last year, the
company has created 70 opportunities across a wide range of sectors.
Fast track skill
The firm has invested £60,000 on average into each graduate who
made it on to the programme, so they could pass through a software academy boot
camp to fast track skill levels.
Rob Painter, Sky Betting and Gaming’s brand and HR director,
said: “We’ve really benefited from growing our business in Yorkshire and I’m
confident the company has everything talented graduates want from well paid,
challenging jobs like ours, including a great standard of living.”
SB&G is determined to find local talent and just under
70% of recruits have come from universities in Yorkshire, including Hull
University, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds University, Sheffield University,
Sheffield Hallam University and Bradford University.
Applications for the 2017 scheme are open and successful
graduates will be given the chance to move between disciplines – known as
tribes – in order to see the full breadth of what SB&G do.
For graduate schemes across a range of locations, visit Grad