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Studios – Lighting Electrician - 6 to 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 16/11/2023
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

6 to 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Hours 38.5 hours per week, (77 hours a fortnight) Ad Hoc Job Purpose

Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

 A unique opportunity to join the Production Studios Lighting Team on a Fixed Term Contract, without the normally required experience. Applicants should either have some working lighting knowledge for film, TV or theatre, or an electrical qualification, but most importantly a desire to learn and progress within the industry.

The Lighting Electrician will learn to rig, set and balance lighting to the highest standards, apply best industry practice, and develop strong operational skills to deliver an outstanding service to our clients.

Working with the Lighting Team Leader and Lighting Directors candidates will learn operation and maintenance of lighting systems and equipment both in studio and out on location. Where necessary opportunities will be given to gain the required electrical qualifications with the potential of a permanent role within the team at the end of a Fixed Term Contract.

What you'll do:

  • To ensure studio or location electrical installations are maintained to current standards of electrical safety.
  • To operate lighting consoles to an adequate standard where required.
  • To carry out front line maintenance of the studio lighting facilities and associated systems and ensure that good general housekeeping standards are maintained.
  • To be an active member of the studio team on our productions - rigging, setting, balancing studio/location lighting individually from a prepared plot or under direction.
  • To take ownership of Lighting equipment and control system failures or issues in the working environment and if necessary, raise to relevant parties in a timely fashion, reporting their outcomes to the Team Leader.
  • Strive for high levels of delivery, best process, and Sky behaviours in all operational work. Be flexible, positive and curious - with the ability to embrace change and juggle a broad workload.
  • Ensure Health and Safety policies are adhered to, maintaining up to date documentation. Conduct good occupational health practices and general wellbeing at work by following Sky’s Health & Safety practices.
  • Adhere to Sky’s policies and procedures; report any safety issues to line management; and participate in Sky’s objective to be a safe and balanced workplace.
  • Lead by example, reflecting the Sky values, to build a hard-working, inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity, empowering people to succeed.

What you'll bring:

  • Positive and proactive, who works well in a team.
  • Open to learning and taking on new challenges and skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – capable of liaising at all levels of the business.
  • Enthusiastic about learning the role of a lighting electrician in a Studio Broadcast environment.
  • Can work well and communicate effectively with clients and talent when under pressure, delivering the right result for the production and the department.
  • A strong work ethic and a willingness to get involved in all aspects of the business when needed.

Essential skills & experience

  • EITHER Must hold a City & Guilds 2365 Electrical Qualification (or equivalent with 18th Edition), and desired 2391 & BS7909. OR Have experience as a lighting tech on Film, TV or within theatre
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic; able to prioritise a sophisticated workloads and to take on responsibility with minimal direction.
  • Able to meet individual goals, and as part of a collaborative team.
  • An appetite to learn extensively and quickly, with the confidence to ask questions and take opportunities

Team Overview

Sky Production Services

Sky Production Services is the home of content creation and innovation for Sky and beyond. We provide outstanding facilities and talent for storytellers, including Studios, Post Production and other content production resources. We want to give our customers the best viewing experience, from the picture they see, the sound they hear to the entertainment, sports or news programme they choose to watch.

The department is made up of two main areas: Production Studios and Post Production. These areas encompass all the operational crafts and disciplines associated with programme making such as Cameras, Lighting, Sound, Graphics, Editing and Audio Mixing to mention just a few. These teams of specialists can work across a variety of programmes from News to Sport to Observational Entertainment to Live Audience Entertainment shows, in our innovative studio facilities, on location or at one of our many Outside Broadcast events.

The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Access to free NOW, for streaming all your favourite shows
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband

How you'll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We've adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You'll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we're happy to support you as much as we can with flexible shift patterns.

We are a Disability Confident Accredited Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate. Please flag any adjustments you need to your recruiter as early as you can.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.