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Sparta Global named top 20 employer for social mobility

December 6, 2022, London: Sparta Global – a provider of technology training and careers for emerging talent in the UK – has today been announced as a top 20 employer in the largest-ever Social Mobility Employer Index.

Sparta Global is positioned as the 20th best employer in the 2022 Index - an increase of 12 places from 2021, where Sparta Global was positioned at number 32. This also means Sparta Global is the highest ranking Hire-Train-Deploy (HTD) provider listed.

2022 marks the UK charity, the Social Mobility Foundation’s [SMF], sixth annual Employer Index: an annual benchmarking tool for organisations looking to understand how they are performing on social mobility and where they can improve. Employers are assessed across eight key areas; work with people, routes into the employer, attraction, recruitment and selection, data collection, advocacy, progression, culture and experienced hires, and finally – an employee survey.

Sparta Global CEO, David Rai, commented; “ED&I is in Sparta Global’s DNA, and it was a strong societal need to support early careers in technology that led us to develop our inclusive hire, train, deploy model. We now have a Spartan community that confidently leverages different experiences, backgrounds and viewpoints, encourages creativity, and is reflective of today’s increasingly diverse society.

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 overlooked talent from all socio-economic backgrounds and support them in their early careers.

To achieve top 20 status really evidences our continued commitment to democratising digital training and careers. 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 the technology space.”

Purnima Sen, Chief People and Compliance Officer, adds; “At Sparta Global we’re focused on prioritising social governance through social impact. We are proud to see our efforts around democratising digital are being recognised – and more importantly, working. We will continue to promote social mobility through youth employability and work with diverse talent to foster economic growth through fair technical employment.” Readers can view the full Index Key Findings Report on the SMF website.


To find out more about our ED&I practices at Sparta Global, visit our dedicated page here.


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