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Women in Tech Academy

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Up to £24000 per annum + OTE £29,000 plus benefits per year
  • Job Type:Full Time

Posted 26 days ago

  • Sector: Graduate
  • Function: Multidisciplinary
  • Contact: Alastair Marshall
  • Contact Email: talent@spartaglobal.com
  • Contact Phone: +44(0)207 048 4022
  • Start Date: Multiple start dates available
  • Expiry Date: 05 February 2023
  • Job Ref: 060123-WiTBham_1673024940

50% of workers in the labour market as a whole are women, in tech, it's half that, at 26%. Women in tech are also paid less than their male counterparts, with a gender pay gap of 9.1%.

Our aim is simple, make the Tech industry amore equal place. Sounds like a massive challenge, doesn't it? Well, that's because it is, and we need your help to make it happen! Join our award-winning Academy and launch your career with a job that invests in you from day one.

Who are we?

For almost a decade Sparta Global have been designing careers, coaching future leaders, and promoting a more diverse and equal landscape within the tech industry across the UK. We work with over 100 public and private business, partnering to power both their short- and long-term business plans and technical projects, with the help of our Spartan Consultants. Our work has garnered us with over 10 awards across the ED&I and Training arenas and has positioned us a Top 20 Employer for Social Mobility.

Why should you consider a career in Tech?

Technology infiltrates all sectors: Medicine, Education, Finance, Sustainable Energy, and Communication. With it, we can improve our everyday life, connect with each other, and have a positive impact in the world. A career in tech can allow you the chance to inspire and guide the way the world functions and lives. It is the driving force behind many of today's innovations.

Whether you have a computer science background or not, there is an opportunity for you in this industry. From software development to data analysis, to project management and marketing, a tech career is a fascinating one, and offers endless progression, benefits, and flexibility.

What's the job?

Sparta Global is looking to support women as they begin their careers as technology consultants across various roles such as Data Engineering, Software Development, Software Testing, DevOps Engineering, Automated Testing and analysis. You'll have the opportunity to widen your skillset through exposure to hands-on training to understand how applications function, improve quality standards, and create innovative solutions for software products that benefit society and individuals.

  • You will apply your skills to create, maintain, and modify systems to meet the needs of businesses and stakeholders.
  • Embrace agile best practises and continuous delivery
  • Help our clients to champion excellence and improve delivery and service
  • Be part of innovative and diverse teams to deliver impactful solutions to stakeholders within technology

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 but develop you into a confident and capable consultant. All we ask for, when everything is over, is an invite to the gala dinner in your honour.

What we're looking for?

We hire based on attitude and aptitude.

Professionalism - How you present yourself to the wider business is important to you, to be seen as a credible and reliable individual that can handle responsibility.

Organisation and Time Management- Nothing gets past you; you know what you're doing when and why. You meet your deadlines, plan-ahead and can even get-ahead with tasks!

Problem-Solvers - No challenge is too big, and you get a thrill from solving them creatively.

Communication and Collaboration - You can always find the right words to say and are able to work with others effectively in cross functional teams.

Curious and Passionate- You're naturally curious about why things are the way they are and stay on top of new technologies and programming languages.

Why should you apply?

We value respect and kindness and look for individuals with a growth mind-set and a passion for learning. We see ourselves as a people-powered business with vision and purpose and take every opportunity to recognise and reward the hard work of our Spartans. This includes putting them forward for individual industry awards, including Rising Star of the Year, Rising Digital Hero, and specific awards around their skill specialism. We promote continuous learning and development with increasing earning potential for everyone who joins us.

On top of that we can offer;

  • 21 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday!
  • Bonuses and structured pay rises
  • % Penson Contribution
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vitality health insurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Yearly budget for personal development
  • Access to alumni and community networks
  • An opportunity to work as a brand ambassador

What do I need to have 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...

  • Be able to relocate as necessary throughout the UK for client projects
  • Hold the full rights to work in the UK without sponsorship

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.

Once you have applied, you will be contacted by a dedicated Talent Coordinator to provide careers advice, application support and guidance