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How to become a Spartan

Sparta Global is an award-winning provider of business and technology careers. We help graduates, non-graduates, returners and career changers to kickstart technology careers in a matter of months - and we want to help you too. We hire throughout the year for a number of emerging business and technology roles - providing paid training in your chosen specialism and assigning you to work on-site as a consultant with one of our top tier clients.

Let's take you through what it means to be a Spartan, how you can apply, the application process and next steps. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

I want to work at Sparta Global, but I require visa support - can I apply?

You MUST have the right to work in the UK to be a successful Sparta Global applicant. 

You automatically have the right to work in the UK if: you're a British or Irish citizen, or you have pre-settled or settled status from the EU Settlement Scheme. We do not offer sponsorship or accept Graduate or PSW Visas and you will be disqualified if this is necessary. 


Do I need tech experience or a STEM degree to apply for a role at Sparta Global?

Absolutely not. We hire individuals based on their attitude, aptitude and potential for success in a digital role. We test for this through a compilation of psychometric, written, and verbal assessments when someone applies for a role. The success of an individual's application is based on this and not prior experience or education. Please note, with some roles technical tests are required, but we provide learning materials in advance to support those from non-tech backgrounds. 

Do Spartans have to pay for the training?

No. Training is the first stage of employment with Sparta Global, therefore we fund the full 8-10 weeks of training that every Spartan must complete before being assigned to work on a client site. 

Do Spartans get paid when they are in training?

Yes. Spartans receive a salary throughout their training period leading to a pay increase when they are a qualified Spartan working on-site with one of our clients.

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Do I have to live near a Sparta Global head office to apply?

As of September 2022, all training remains remote and therefore our roles are open to passionate people across the UK & Ireland.

Can I choose which of your clients I work with and where?

In order to give our Spartans the opportunity to work in their first technical role as soon as possible - and soon after training has ended - we ask all Spartans to be flexible. We will assign Spartans to the organisations where their skills are in-demand and where we see the potential for a great cultural fit. However, we do take into consideration the individual passions of each of our Spartans to ensure they will be as happy as possible in their assigned position. All Spartans must also be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for roles. 

What happens next?

1. Candidates who pass the initial screening are invited to a telephone interview. In this conversation we'll assess your communication skills, motivation, professionalism, and dive deeper into your goals, interests, and background. Do take time to research our company and the role you are applying for.

2. Successful candidates will progress from the telephone interview and be required to complete a series of online assessments. These assessments will evaluate your technical competence in programming and cognitive abilities - with the focus dependent on your selected role. 

3. Last stage is a competency interview - an opportunity to showcase clear and confident communication of technical concepts and behavioural competencies, supported by relevant examples. We value those who demonstrate their personality, collaboration, and a growth mindset.

How to prepare for your interviews

Our YouTube channel is FULL of helpful videos that will empower you with valuable insight and advice to make every interview a success - whether that is on the phone, or online. Click through the videos below for strategies on managing nerves, tips around non-verbal communication, and how the STAR method will help you answer every interview question with perfection. 


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Ace your competency questions

We've produced documents to showcase the six behavioural competencies we measure in our final stage interviews. This knowlege should give you all you need to answer our questions effectively, and ace the final stage! Click here to view and download. 

There's more too! Click here to find a handy guide on answering competency questions. 

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