Who are we?
We employ people from all backgrounds and give them careers within technology, working with eager and enthusiastic individuals to give them the skills for success within the public and private sectors. We design careers, coach future leaders, and promote a more diverse and equal landscape with our work garnering over 10 awards across L&D and ED&I. We are a Top 20 Employer for Social Mobility and very proud to say BCorp certified.
Why should you consider a career in Tech?
Technology permeates all sectors: From Health Services to Education, Media to Sustainable Energy. With it we improve everyday life, connecting and positively impacting in the world in a way that has never been seen before. A career in tech is fascinating and offers endless progression by future-proofing you against change in the workplace. The benefits, flexibility and wages speak for themselves, highly specialised technology skill sets are in demand and we can provide you with, or enhance, those capabilities. Our belief is that anyone from any background has the capability of working within technology, and we've proven this by consistently supporting successful careers for almost a decade.
What's the job?
An automated tester (using Java) is responsible for writing and maintaining automated tests for a software application. This can include unit tests, integration tests, and end-to-end tests.
- In this role, you may also be responsible for designing and implementing test plans, debugging and troubleshooting failed tests, and analysing and reporting on test results.
- You will work closely with the development team to ensure that the application is of high quality and is thoroughly tested before it is released.
- You will also be participating in peer code reviews, analysing and reporting on testing, and staying up to date with best practises and the latest tools and technologies.
We're not expecting you to be an expert right away - that's where our award-winning Academy comes in. We're experts in building skills and confidence in a fun and supportive environment that will not only challenge you, but help you develop into a confident and capable consultant ready to be placed with a client in London.
What we're looking for?
To be successful in this role, you should have skills in either C#, Java, Python or similar. You will be passionate about technology and eager to learn and grow your skills.
Traits that align with companies' values:
Empathy and Diversity - You operate with integrity, respect everyone and set a good example for the team.
Drive - You challenge yourself to exceed targets to take pride in your work.
Collaboration - You work in synergy with others, supportive, approachable, build healthy relationships.
Innovation - Your inquisitiveness knows no bounds and you love to learn. You embrace creativity and enjoy working with different people and their viewpoints.
Flexibility - Adaptable to change, you are calm and compassionate when responding to the unexpected.
How do we support your tech journey?
We will make sure you are ready and confident for the workplace through our salaried and fully remote training. As part of Sparta's all-female Academy, we will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the technical tools and skills you'll need to succeed in your future career in an all-female training environment. You'll learn alongside like-minded individuals and develop your business acumen, collaborative skills, and personal development. Don't just believe us, hear from our women in tech through their testimonials!
Why should you apply?
We see ourselves as a people-powered business that likes to recognise and reward the hard work of our employees. We promote continuous learning and development with increasing earning potential for everyone who joins us. By the end of your first year, based on our performance metrics, you can expect to earn an average of £29,000.
We also provide:
- 20 days annual leave + bank holidays.
- An extra day off for your birthday.
- Discounted gym membership.
- Eye care.
- Death in service cover.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Season ticket loan.
- Bonuses and structured pay rises.
- Employee assistance program.
- Yearly budget for personal development.
- Access to alumni and community networks.
- Opportunities to be brand ambassadors.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and levels of experience. To be eligible for this role, all you need is:
- To hold the full rights to work in the UK without sponsorship.
Please note that we cannot accept your application if;
- You require visa sponsorship.
- You are on a visa that will require sponsorship after it expires.
- You are not currently living and residing in the UK.
What do I need to apply?
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and levels of experience. To be eligible to apply, all you need is to...
- Hold the full rights to work in the UK without sponsorship
Once you have applied, you will be contacted by a dedicated Talent Coordinator to provide advice, application support and guidance. We look forward to receiving your application - good luck!
Please note, unfortunately we cannot accept applications from candidates who require visa sponsorship or are on a Visa that will require sponsorship after it expires. We also can only accept applications from candidates currently living and residing in the UK.