Sparta Global scoops Employer of the Year accolade at 2020 Technology Playmaker Awards
Technology services company Sparta Global has been crowned the Employer of the Year at the 2020 Technology Playmaker Awards in partnership with Booking.com.
Predominantly an early-careers and graduate employer, Sparta Global gives individuals with a passion for technology access to free training. Once trainees complete their academy courses, they transition into full ‘Spartans’, and are assigned to work on projects with Sparta Global clients all over the UK.
The award recognises Sparta Global’s commitment to advancing the diversity agenda internally and working with clients to foster more diverse hiring across the IT and technology industry. Indeed, 23 per cent of Sparta Global's own crop of tech staff is comprised of women.
Booking.com, a leader in the digital technology field and one of the world’s largest online travel companies, first launched the Technology Playmaker Awards in 2017 to recognise the achievements of women in the field of technology and to celebrate diversity across the global tech industry.
The award winners were selected from a pool of over 850 nominations and 45 finalists spanning 20 different countries. The ten winners of 2020 represent five continents and come from Argentina, France, India, Nigeria, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Sparta Global CEO, David Rai, was thrilled to see the firm recognised among the winners for its work.
Rai commented: "We are thrilled to see Sparta Global recognised as Employer of the Year at the 2020 Technology Playmaker Award. This recognition is testament to the unending commitment our Spartan community and employees share around advancing the diversity agenda within our company and wider IT industry.
"Diversity and Inclusion is in our DNA and this is why our academies celebrate and nurture people’s differences. We know our community is better and stronger because it is made up of people of different genders, ethnicities and educational backgrounds, and with diversity of thought.
"We want to share this message with the technology industry and drive equal opportunities for more women in tech. This award recognition will inevitably help with that mission."
As a company, Sparta Global is responsible for attracting, training, delivering and supporting business and technology professionals for over 100 organisations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Some of these include the Home Office, ASOS, Deloitte, Direct Line Group, Three Mobile and RBS.
As well as its training initiatives, which have helped numerous young women get their careers up and running in the technology sector, Sparta Global has been investing in its own dedicated Diversity & Inclusion function to support equal opportunities within the firm and encourage its clients to do the same.
The firm has also partnered up with other Diversity & Inclusion forums to host free tech workshops and encourage more women to venture into the sector on their respective career paths. Some of its panels and workshops have been run in partnership with over 70 different universities to help young female students enhance their technical literacy.
Sparta Global is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified and its Spartans are an IR35 compliant resource.