The Sparta Global IT Academy (part of the Testing Circle Group) is a unique Software Testing and Development services model that provides cost effective, locally trained onshore resources.


The Academy model sources high aptitude University graduates and puts them through 8-12 weeks of intense, internally developed training in:

  • Software Testing / QA
  • SDET (Development in Test)
  • Software Development (.NET C#, Java)
  • PMO / Business Analysis

This intensive training programme, led by trainers with a wealth of experience and knowledge, enables Sparta Global to provide our clients with motivated, bright, young career focused IT Consultants, who have mastered the technical and analytical skills required to be productive testers, developers and DevOps consultants.

Trained Academy consultants are placed on-site with our clients at competitive fixed rates, with the option to take consultants on permanently after an agreed period. Our Academy is presenting a low cost, low risk alternative to traditional contract recruitment, offshore and nearshore outsourcing whilst also addressing major UK skills gaps, particularly in the SDET space where there is a big focus on Agile, automation, mobile, CI and BDD.

Bringing Sparta Global grads into our team has been beneficial beyond the extra pairs of hands. We’ve been able to augment our existing team with passionate and informed individuals which has helped bring the whole team up to speed.

Dan Buckland, Chelsea Apps Factory

The Sparta IT Academy model provides Shawbrook with a lower cost, lower risk, flexible resourcing model, giving the Test Manager bright, highly skilled, motivated consultants at lower daily rates, reducing the reliance on expensive contractors.

Kirsty Luciani, Shawbrook Bank

The Sparta IT Academy is a fantastic initiative. It’s a good way get some very bright minds at low rates.

Janice Southway, ASOS

The Sparta IT Academy is a great platform for consultants trained in solid IT skills and business awareness. The IT consultants we have deployed through the Sparta IT Academy are definitely meeting our expectations.

Simon Grosse, Foundation SP

Benefits of our Academy

Cost efficient high quality onshore talent

A low risk and flexible resourcing solution

Retain knowledge with consultant to perm staffing model

Independent and resilient consultants who need little hand holding

Consultants supported by our network and trainers throughout their time with you

Rigorous assessment benchmarked to exceed industry standards

Training focussed on attitude and commercial awareness as well as skills and knowledge

Modern, dynamic training but and delivered by industry experts

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The Sparta Academy is a fast paced and rewarding initiation into a specialist and lucrative career in the IT industry. We encourage IT graduates to come on board with us and experience a stimulating and rewarding career in IT through a structured training programme and job placement.

Our training programmes provide practical and applicable knowledge in an intense trainer led learning environment. Our curriculum creates individuals with the necessary skills and accreditations required to add value to any client team.

Successful candidates are placed on a fast track career progression and have the opportunity to work and learn from some of the elite IT professionals in the UK.