The Athena Academy helps women get confident and get started in a career in technology. We are here to provide the next generation of women in tech with the training and career opportunities who’ll innovate, impact, and inspire.
Technology needs women; their fresh thinking, diverse perspectives, and passions.
Sparta Global's Athena Academy offers women the chance to enter the technology industry and grow into future tech leaders, accessing award-winning training from an all-women team, and learning alongside a small all-women cohort.
Our Athena Academy is designed for women with the attitude, aptitude, and potential to play a transformative role in technology, but for various reasons, feel they need a sisterhood of support to progress.
Our Athena roles include 12 weeks of funded, paid, female-led training. Although training remotely, our women will be part of an inclusive and supportive learning environment that encourages trainees to share in their wins, losses, and lessons. At the completion of training, we will assign our Athena Spartans to work on-site with our clients in their first, full-time technology role.
Our training can be intense, and learning alongside people who have much more experience and exposure to technology can be daunting. We wanted to curate an alternative learning environment that was paced differently and would enable women to learn from female peers and role models in tech. The Athena Academy is exclusively for women, trained by women, and runs across a 12-week period. Sparta Global’s traditional Academy streams are mixed gender, led by male and female trainers, and range from 5-8 weeks in length (dependent on the role).
Of course! The Athena Academy simply offers an alternative learning environment for women looking to get into technology. Our traditional Academy streams run more regularly and can offer more variety across skillsets.
It doesn’t have to be! As an equal opportunities employer, the Athena Academy is open to applicants from all backgrounds and levels of experience. Once you have applied/registered your interest in Athena, you’ll go through a short assessment process to help us gage your attitude, aptitude, and potential for success. If you tick the boxes we’re looking for – you’re in!
Unless it is made clear to you in the job specification that you are applying for a ‘Dedicated programme’ or we are advertising a role for a specific client, then we cannot tell you which company you will be working for before you begin training. We advertise roles when there is a demand for this specialism amongst our clients, but we cannot guarantee where you will be assigned until they express interest in you, you successfully interview, and a role is offered. For this reason, it is important that you are prepared to work for any of our client companies and are prepared to travel to do so.