Sky Betting & Gaming pushes for Yorkshire recruitment drive

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Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) governance has announced that it has invested £11 million with a view of creating 200 new jobs and opening its new customer hub in Leeds City Center.

Sky Bet detailed that the £11 million investment will be spent this financial year on the following:

  • 200 new hires primarily in the technology and contact centre teams;
  • The launch of a software academy and a commercial academy with spaces for 20 people in each;
  • A new Customer Hub in  Leeds city centre site, details of which will be confirmed shortly; and
  • Expansion into a new floor in the existing Leeds Headquarters at Wellington Place.

The operator detailed that 100 jobs would be based in its Leeds HQ, primarily within the technology and customer support teams. A further 100 jobs will be based at Sky Bet’s recently opened Sheffield Technology Hub at the Eclectic Works

Sky Bet has supported its recruitment drive by announcing a £250,000 marketing campaign that highlights Sky Bet challenging, fast paced and exciting, working environment.  The campaign materials and job vacancies can be found at http://skybetcareers.com/

Chief Executive, Richard Flint, commented on the recruitment drive

“With the business performing well we have decided that now is the time to significantly increase our investment in people and facilities. This is a vote of confidence not only in our own plans to make betting and gaming better but also in the health of the Yorkshire economy.”

Sky Bet announcement was welcomed by Leeds City Councillor Judith Blake:

“This is fantastic news for the city and further evidence of Leeds’ strength as a digital hub. We’re delighted that Sky Betting & Gaming continues to invest in job opportunities here and the rest of Yorkshire.”

 

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