Academy Trainer makes the cut for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year!


Finalists for the 18th Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) awards have been unveiled and Spartan – turned – trainer Robert Whitehouse has made the shortlist!

 Nominated in the HR, Recruitment & Training category, Rob has been recognised for his work in driving digital skills adoption in Birmingham and its surrounding areas.

BYPY is BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship event; showcasing and celebrating the rising stars of the business and professional services sector in the Greater Birmingham area. The BYPY awards provide the opportunity to reward the city’s inspirational young people, proven to be the best both professionally and personally.

All aged under 35, there are 17 finalists across six awards, with each winner battling for the overall crown of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year, 2018. When crowned, the overall winner will spend a year promoting the city and working on new initiatives and programmes within its business community. They will also receive a fully funded executive MBA scholarship worth £20,000 from Aston Business School.

After joining Sparta Global in 2015, and completing our software testing course, Rob began working as a QA analyst. Proving to be a valuable member of every organisation he joined, Rob developed a desire to help teach other young people the technical skills he had acquired with Sparta Global’s help. Volunteering his time at the Birmingham Academy to help nurture new graduates, Rob quickly transitioned into a trainer in his own right.

In 2017 Rob became a full-time trainer for Sparta Global’s business course and has since dedicated his time and energy into establishing the Birmingham academy as a city-wide tech hub, by promoting digital skills in the area and encouraging more young people to start a career in tech.

The BYPY awards evening will take place on Thursday 24th May at the ICC in Birmingham