Sky Bet launches £1.5m Graduate Software Academy

Andy BurtonLeeds-based independent online gambling company, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G), has today announced that its graduate software academy is open for applicants.

The academy programme represents a £1.5m investment in talent and will see around 25 graduates join the company in July 2016.

It will last for 12 months and starts with a 14-week intensive burst of training where graduates will learn about Sky Betting & Gaming’s methodologies and improve their general business skills.

For the remaining 9 months’, participants will go through a number of different rotational placements within our Bet, Gaming, Data and International Tribes. They are guaranteed a job with one of our tribes at the end of the programme.

Participants will be paid a competitive full-time salary during the 12 months and those interested should apply at http://skybetcareers.com/graduates.

A similar programme for those looking at commercial, rather than technology roles, will be launched in the next few weeks. Sky Betting & Gaming are happy to share their experience of the programme with other interested companies and the Leeds Digital Board.

Andy Burton, Sky Betting & Gaming’s CTO, said: “I’m delighted that our software academy has now launched. Like many other tech companies in the region we are finding recruiting the right people increasingly difficult.

“By investing in graduates now we hope to play our part in ensuring there’s a pipeline of tech talent in Yorkshire. I look forward to welcoming the first grads in the summer.”

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