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Sparta Global launches Athena Academy for women in tech

Technology recruit train deploy organisation Sparta Global extends its Academy operation with the launch of Sparta’s Athena Academy for women in technology

Sparta Global has today announced the launch of its Athena Academy, an all-women technology training and careers stream.

Sparta Global was founded in 2014 to help close the digital skills gap in the UK, and now attracts, trains, and delivers emerging business and technology talent for more than 100 organisations. Despite successfully building a diverse “Spartan’ consultant community that is 31% women, contributing to gender parity across the wider technology ecosystem is an important mission. According to government-funded growth network Tech Nation, nearly three million people, or 9% of the UK workforce, are employed in the UK tech industry. Just 26% of those in the tech workforce are women.

Sparta’s Athena Academy provides women of all experience levels with an alternative path into technology:

  • 12 weeks of focussed Java development training
  • Learning alongside an all-women cohort
  • Training delivered by an in-house, all-women training faculty
  • A salary paid throughout training
  • The opportunity to work for an established Sparta Global client in their first tech role

“While we have thousands of fantastic women Spartans and alumni who have come through the Sparta Global Academy, we know there are some who see training and working in a male-dominated industry as too daunting to explore,” says Sparta Global CEO, David Rai. “Sparta’s Athena Academy is about empowering more women through technology, giving them the opportunity to learn alongside female peers and inspiring role models in a supportive and safe space that will push the limits of their potential.

The UK technology industry needs women to meet the needs of society and it is our hope that our Athena Academy will give more women the opportunity to positively impact our clients with fresh thinking, diverse perspectives, and passions.”

You can read more about Sparta’s Athena Academy here.

You can view a video with our first cohort of Athena Spartans here.



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