Graduate IT training and services provider Sparta Global has been named Female Grad Tech Employer of the Year in the Women in Tech 2018 awards.
Women in tech is an organisation dedicated to helping women experience a fulfilled and successful career in tech. As part of its annual Employer Awards, Sparta Global was recognised for helping to close the industry gender gap by encouraging more women to start and sustain a career in the technology sector. Sparta global has helped train and place women consultants in positions at organisations including Canada Life, the Ministry of Justice and Discovery, Inc..
David Rai, CEO of Sparta Global comments:
“After graduating from university, it can be a daunting experience to enter the world of employment – particularly when you are faced with entering the competitive technology industry. This step can be even more difficult for women, with just 17 percent of the people working in technology in the UK being female.”
“Sparta Global is committed to increasing diversity in tech through supporting the development of graduate women. Our talent team regularly visits universities across the UK to discuss the career opportunities and prospects available to women seeking a career in technology. This award recognises the great work of our passionate teams who are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion by increasing the number of women working in tech today”.
Praising Sparta Global for their achievement, Managing Director Brian Stokes, of leading IT Support provider ITCS said:
“It’s great to see Women in Tech and Sparta Global championing more diversity in our industry sector. We are proud to employ female software developers and IT engineers, however the majority of job applications we receive are still mainly from male candidates – we need to do more to widen the talent pool. As employers we play our part – but STEM careers for women don’t start in employment, they start in education, and girls need to be encouraged to look at tech as a viable option from a young age. With huge skills shortages across the sector, the work Women in Tech are doing to promote the industry is invaluable.”