The new operation centre for Sky which will exclusively serve Irish customers has been officially opened today in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD joined Jeremy Darroch, chief executive of Sky. The digital TV provider created the 800 new jobs in order to fulfill inflated service demands from Irish customers and to enable it to serve them from one dedicated site for the first time. The positions range from customer service manager and advisor roles to training, coaching and HR positions.
Sky chief executive, Jeremy Darroch said;”Ireland has been a great market for Sky. We’ve been here from the very start, growing to become the most popular provider of TV in the country. For the first time, we will have a dedicated presence on-the-ground to support this growth”.
Sky will introduce broadband and residential phone services for Irish customers soon. The firm presently reaches over 10.6 million homes across the UK and Ireland with its services and employs over 23,000 people. Sky also continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels and is committed to growing its investment in home-grown content to €700m per annum by 2014.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD commented “The television, information and communication services provided by companies like Sky have change how we learn, communicate and share information”.
“It is an industry always on the move, working on the next innovation and expanding their reach across the world. That is why Ireland is a great location for digital-content providers and for companies looking to source highly-educated, highly-motivated workers,” he added.