Apply to be a Tech Trainer! Find out more from Head of Education, Stephen Reid


If you are a seasoned professional in test automation, web development or DevOps, and looking for a lifestyle change – we want to work with you. We are looking to hire a new Tech Trainer at our Richmond Academy, where successful candidates will have the opportunity to do hands on dev work, manage teams and responsibilities and work with some of our incredible clients, including Discovery Channel, Channel 4, Canada Life and Ministry of Justice UK.

Joining us in 2016, we spoke to Head of Education Stephen Reid about working for our growing company and what it means to make a difference for young people starting a career in tech.

What are your main responsibilities? What does an ‘average’ day look like?

My role is incredibly varied and busy, so there is no such thing as an average day for me! Overall, I have responsibility for designing the curriculum for our courses and training practices.  This includes writing course material, putting labs together, carrying out lesson observations for new instructors and looking after all technical and project work produced by the Academy.  I also run some of the training classes myself, working with all Sparta Global trainers to deliver the best courses we can.
Where did you work before Sparta Global?

I’ve been a Software Developer for more than ten years, working in a variety of contract and permanent roles. I spent two years as Head of Development at Seven C3 in Farringdon and have consultancy experience with a number of startups.

I spent time teaching Maths and Physics in my spare time but joining Sparta Global marked my first step towards tech education. I have been working on curriculum development at the Academy ever since.
Why did you choose to work at Sparta Global?

Sparta Global gave me the opportunity to change how learning is delivered. Sometimes education can be commoditised and this means it won’t deliver the practical and theoretical experience students need.  By joining Sparta Global, I wanted to make sure we provide a high standard of education, teaching theory and practice in an environment that is as close to the real-world as possible. This is something we do very effectively.

What do you like about working at Sparta Global?

Perhaps it’s a cliché, but it has to be the people. We hire instructors who are passionate about helping people learn and that mindset creates an amazing atmosphere to work in. We never have to ask people to go the extra mile.  Not to mention, when you see one of your students talking to a FTSE 100 client about something you taught them, it’s impossible not to feel an enormous sense of pride.

Why should people consider joining Sparta Global?

We’ve had some great clients partner with us in the last few years who are really excited about what we’re doing.  This means we get to work on some incredible projects! We’re doing things differently and that is what’s catching the attention of the right people. It’s an exciting time to join Sparta Global.

Apply for the role HERE