The University of Southampton


Do you want to help create the next big thing in technology? Work with some of the sharpest and most inventive minds out there? Be part of a step-change in education? Then come and join us at Sparx.

About us

We’re an exciting start-up that is using research and real-time data to power a revolution in the classroom. One that will raise educational attainment and redefine people’s futures. The tablet-based Sparx system we are developing for students and teachers builds an understanding of the exact nature of an individual’s knowledge and the unique way in which they learn, delivering a personalised educational experience as a result. We’re using the power of data-driven evidence, technological advances, and educational insight on a daily basis to help us achieve our goal: to improve the educational performance of every child in every classroom.

Life at Sparx

Working at Sparx is more than just a job. It’s a unique opportunity to use your intellect to make a lasting difference. Through our graduate positions and summer internships, we take the quickest, most inquisitive minds and challenge them to make a real impact.

There’s no doubt that things move fast here. We accept nothing as truth and search relentlessly for better methods, testing our ideas against data, improving and refining how the system works for students. You’ll be straight into this action, tackling tough, complex problems and working as part of our top team of scientists, inventors, programmers and educators to make Sparx something truly revolutionary.

But it’s not just about the work. Based in Exeter, down in beautiful Devon, you’ll be perched right on the edge of Dartmoor, in striking distance of the beach as well as benefiting from all the great perks we offer our team. We’ve got on-site football pitches, a pool table, free gym and leisure facilities, and a café that serves free, organic and delicious food. Finally, pick your technical set up and we’ll get it – whatever works for you.

What we’re looking for

Skilled in programming? Computer science? Statistical modelling? Mathematics? and talk to us. We’re looking for people from a range of scientific and technical backgrounds to join the team as Graduates or Summer Interns. We’re looking for dynamic and determined individuals who are up for a challenge and the opportunity to be part of something that’s going to really make a difference

Do something different. Make a difference. Join Sparx.