Business Consulting; Systems Integration; IT Outsourcing Services. A cheerful company to work for, and though it is not one of the big names it will earn respect if seen on your CV. For apprenticeships in companies like this all you need is the spark of interest in IT: you don't have to have spent your evenings in the basement hacking the CIA.
Business Consulting; Systems Integration; IT Outsourcing Services
BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions
Reading; Leatherhead; London
300 UCAS points, 3 A-levels (minimum); 3 BTECs (minimum C); Advanced Level IT Apprenticeship; plus 5 GCSEs including Maths, English, Science
Online + Assessment
4 days per week
1 day per week
They also run two other schemes in conjunction with Aston and Glasgow Caledonian Universities
We found it hard to get excited by the website, which is minimalistic but it did provide the relevant information and they run several schemes. We didn't see an "Application" tab but we found HR without having to take a Valium and they were on the ball and helpful
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