We’re excited to present our first Women in Technology Scholars grant – an exclusive Sky initiative designed to encourage more women to pursue a career in technology.
How does the grant work?
We’re offering three women, aged 18-25, £25,000 funding and experienced mentors to develop their own technology project within the context of media and entertainment.
Although a passion for tech is essential, we don’t mind which area interests you. Your project could involve anything from software development and broadcast engineering, to robotics and AI. All we ask is that your idea can be applied or is relevant to Sky – the home of entertainment.
During the year, you’ll be paired with experienced mentors who will guide you through the scheme – supporting you as you develop skills and pursue your project. As well as the unique opportunity to bring your ideas to life, you’ll gain unique access to media training and our expansive technology network all while you innovate your career.
What’s the application process?
To apply, you’ll need to fill out our application form and submit a video entry outlining the details of your project.
If your application is successful, you’ll be selected by a panel of industry-expert judges. Who, between them, have had over 90 years of experience in both the technology and education sectors and are all passionate about seeing women fulfil their potential.
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky:
“This is all about giving young women with a passion for tech a real chance of reaching their full potential.”
“There are too few women working in technology. This is a problem that needs resolving, and we’re fully committed to finding that resolution. Our Women in Technology Scholars scheme is a step in the right direction and I’m excited to see how it helps talented women develop their careers."