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IT equipment and services. Rescued ICL, the core of the British computer industry, decades ago, and has been a model UK citizen ever since - and Brits can end up with top jobs in Japan. An innovative and exciting company, and very well regarded.


Communications technology



Degree offered

BSc (Hons) Digital & Technical Solutions


University of Winchester; BPP University


Bracknell/Basingstoke (W U); Various offices (BPP U)


4 years

Entry requirements

280 UCAS points (minimum) or equivalent plus GCSE Maths, English (C or above)

Application process

Online + Video Interview + Assessment

Working hours

3.5 days per week

Study hours

1.5 days per week

Starting salary


Permanent job offer

They expect 100% to change onto permanent contracts at end of 4 years

Early exit penalties

Payback of some training fees if leaving during course or within a few months

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We discovered on our second visit that they had re-done their online brochure and sadly, in our opinion, abandoned the straightforward clarity of their previous effort. We loved the page-turning noise but we wished they hadn't fallen for the meaningless text option. The HR department is quick to respond and much friendlier than most.


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