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Azura is ship operated by P&O which offers Strictly Come Dancing cruises ... err, perhaps not that Azura? Maybe it's the business in Clacton that creates software for franchising networks? Although the cruise may sound more like fun, Clacton is as close to the sea as you'll get with this apprenticeship but you will learn about the world of franchising.


Software Engineering



Degree offered

BSc.(Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions


University of Essex




3 years

Entry requirements

3 A-levels (BBB or above) including Maths plus GCSEs including Maths, Eng. Lang. (C or above)

Application process

Email and they will send you details of when the online application opens

Training hours

37.5 per week

Study hours

First term at university in years 1 & 2

Starting salary


Permanent job offer

Not clear


GCG view

Clear information on government job website but more problematical when trying to talk to someone at the company. Luckily, a hugely helpful lady at the University of Essex made this one easy, the only unknown is the grounds for being offered a permanent job.


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