Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Leeds and other locations across UK
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.20 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
3 November 2019
Foreseen end date


The media and entertainment company Sky is creating 1,000 new jobs in the UK. The company is currently recruiting 500 engineers and 500 customer service staff. The engineers will be employed on permanent contracts throughout the country to install new TV platforms in private residencies, while the contact agents will be employed at a new customer support centre in Leeds, in the north of England. The business expansion is due to growing customer demand. 

Sky is Europe’s largest media company – it owns Sky News and employs 25,000 employees in the UK and Ireland.



Eurofound (2019), Sky, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99240, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99240.