Working for Sky is an honour but best of all, working here part-time gives me great flexibility...
Interview with Hanish Desai who works in Sky Retail as a part-time Sales Advisor and said:
"I've been with Sky for over 3 years now and I've been through a few transitions. I worked part-time whilst studying at university and now it's allowing me to earn a great income whilst studying for my CFA level 1 professional qualification. I have the ability to plan things around work when trying to build my skills for my long term career ambitions. Also, the money working part time is great because of the uncapped commission. The harder I work, the more I earn and I still get the same benefits a full timer gets."
We wanted to find out a bit more about what Hanish loves about his job and what Sky programmes he enjoys:
What’s the best thing about your job? The best part of my job is being part of a great team and meeting new people everyday. There are new challenges on a daily basis because at Sky, each customer is different and we find the right package for the customers' needs.
Top three things about working at Sky? I. All Sky employees get free Sky TV.II. The incentives set by mangers get rewarded on to an one4all card, which means you can shop without spending your own money!III. The opportunities to get rewarded for hard work are numerous, for example Sky Studios visits, team parties, and competitions.
Describe your role in one word: Amazing.
What’s your favourite thing about your week? Engaging with customers is something I find really exciting. It lets me build new relationships with people and there's nothing more satisfying than seeing your customer pleased with the service you provide.
What’s your favourite Sky show? At the moment it has to be Desi Rascals, it's a show that I watch with the family and one of my peers from my school is actually in the show!
You’re on a desert island, what’s the one box set you want to be watching. Has to be 24!! Can't get enough of Jack Bauer!
If you could only watch one Sky channel for the rest of your life what would it be? I'm torn between Sky Sports News HQ and Sky Sport 1 HD. It's a tough decision between Jim White on "Deadline Day" or Gary and Jamie battling it out on "Monday night Football". Think I'll go with Sky Sports News HQ, as 401 is the first channel I go to when I turn the TV on.
If Sky came to you and asked you to make a programme, what would it be? Who would be in it?I would make a programme that's a cross between Lost and Desi Rascals get all the characters from Desi Rascals to be lost on an Island and see how they cope with that!
What is the first thing you show a new joiner? All the Sky Apps especially Sky Go and Sky+. Sky go to watch Sky whilst you've been dragged out the house and the Sky+ App for when your friend reminds you of a must-watch programme.
If you could be any Sky TV Character, which would it be and why? Instead of a Sky TV character I'd like to be a Sky Sports presenter to get up close to all the Football and Cricket action. Being a huge Man United fan, I would love to spend a day co-presenting with Gary Neville.
An interesting fact/something no one else knows about you? Being a keen formula 1 fan I was lucky enough to be at the first ever Indian grand prix.
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