Sparta Global named among the top 75 employers for social mobility

Published by Rhys Taylor-Brown on November 28th 2021, 10:10am

Sparta Global – a provider of technology training and careers for emerging talent in the UK – has this week been named in the largest-ever Social Mobility Employer Index.

Sparta Global is positioned as the 32nd best employer in the list, with law firm Browne Jacobson LLP topping the ranking, followed by consultancy KPMG and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

2021 marks the UK charity, the Social Mobility Foundation’s [SMF], fifth annual Employer Index: a national study examining how companies and organisations are driving social mobility within their workplace. Submissions for the list reached a record high this year with 203 participating employers, up from 119 in 2020.

Sparta Global CEO, David Rai [pictured], commented: “Sparta Global was founded because of industry demand for emerging technology talent and a strong societal need to support early careers.

 “We have always had a strong commitment to helping individuals from diverse and under-represented backgrounds to progress in technology – introducing bespoke talent attraction techniques that ensure we champion attitude and aptitude over educational background or prior experience.

“Our inclusion in the Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index is welcome recognition for the hard work of our teams to tap into the potential of people from all socio-economic backgrounds. I am incredibly proud of the diverse talent community we have built at Sparta Global and how we continue to lead, learn and share our knowledge of how to support social mobility with other organisations in technology.”

The businesses and organisations represented in the Index have been identified as leading the way on social mobility. However, alongside the launch of the Index, the SMF’s Chair, the Rt Hon. Alan Milburn, urged the UK government to prioritise social mobility within its levelling-up agenda, arguing that people and place are the two critical aspects where opportunities must improve.

Milburn said: “Employer-led social mobility will be vital in bridging the divide and delivering the levelling up agenda. All of the employers represented in the Index are showing that it is possible to create a society where it is not background or birth but aptitude and ability that dictate progress in life. They are providing it is possible to build back better. If we are to rescue the fraying promise of a meritocratic society, then more employers must join them, and government must follow suit in taking targeted action to address social mobility”.

Readers can view the full Index Key Findings Report on the SMF website.

Sparta Global is a technology services company specialising in the provision of highly skilled 'Spartan' consultants – trained to add value in any workplace environment.

Predominantly an early-careers and graduate employer, Sparta Global gives individuals with a passion for technology access to free training in areas such as; Software Development, DevOps, Test, Data, CyberSecurity and Business Analysis. Its 'Spartans' are equipped with the collaborative and analytic skills they need to power short and long-term digital projects, connecting organisations with a diverse pool of technology talent that has the knowledge to take advantage of emerging technology trends.

At the completion of their Academy courses, 'Spartans' are assigned to work on projects with Sparta Global clients across the UK. The firm now attracts, trains, delivers and supports business and technology professionals for over 100 organisations across the UK and Ireland. 

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