We’re hiring a new Tech Teaching Assistant! Find out more from Richard Gurney


We’re hiring a new Tech Teaching Assistant! At Sparta Global, we're dedicated to giving young tech talent the opportunity to succeed and grow. In this role individuals will have the opportunity to work with incredible clients like Channel 4 and 118 118 Money, improve code on a daily basis, learn new software development skills and join a fun, growing team. We are looking for people with some industry experience, but more than anything - a passion for technology!

Joining us in 2017, we spoke to Trainer/Consultant Richard Gurney about learning on the job, joining a growing team and what it’s like to work at the Academy.


What are your main responsibilities?

My main responsibility is delivering technical training to our Spartans at the Richmond Academy. I help equip our graduates with the skills they need to succeed in the future, knowing that when they join clients on-site, they can hit the ground running.


What does an ‘average’ day look like?

Every day is different, but I do try to follow a general plan of action!

Our days start with a staff standup, then a team standup, before reviewing the homework I have set for my Spartans the day before. Then it is right into learning and getting into the coding lab. After a short break for lunch we power through with lessons for the rest of the day.


What attracted you to work at Sparta Global?

I joined Sparta Global to progress my career and further increase my technical ability and it has proven to be the best place to do that. Sparta Global provided me with the opportunity to lead a technical team early on. This is something that I had wanted to do for some time and I knew it was the direction my career should go in.

There were also big opportunities to improve the technical stack that I work with. I am responsible for delivering training on many different technical topics so I get to indulge in new skills every day.


What do you like about working at Sparta Global?

Sparta Global provides a spring board for career progression in technology that wouldn’t be possible in a traditional environment. There are so many opportunities to learn and progress your technical knowledge!


Why should people consider joining the company?

Sparta Global opens doors. You have the chance to develop technical and leadership capabilities that would not be on offer elsewhere. If someone is starting their career and wants to take the next step up, this would be perfect for them.

Apply for the Tech TA role HERE