Capita Novus

Capita Novus 2023 graduate opportunities

Company Company Profile

For more than 30 years Capita has been working across the public and private sectors, solving the complex challenges of our clients, increasing productivity, enhancing their use of technology and data, improving customer and public services and adding value to the UK and local economies.

We do this by combining our talent, creativity, software, technology and innovation with sector knowledge and proven skills and expertise underpinned by our scaled operational platforms.

Our 63,000 talented, committed and engaged employees are essential to delivering business critical services and solutions across all our markets.

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Training & Profiles

The Capita IT skills development programme – Novus, provides you with industry approved free training and work experience that will launch your career in IT.

With a dedicated trainer to bring your knowledge and skills up to speed you can choose from the following streams:

  • Software Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Management

Our programme isn’t just training or a one-off placement; we’re offering you the opportunity to be part of a leading organisation that is cutting edge within the IT industry.

Joining Capita means you will receive ongoing career development, professional certifications, become part of a technology community and receive the backing and support of experienced Capita professionals.

The programme is a two-year commitment; once you complete your initial training you will have the opportunity to work for us around the UK on a variety of projects. The work itself depends on the client and the market sector; it’s a great way to utilise your skills and gain the hands-on experience you need to drive your career forward.

Working for us opens up a wealth of opportunities for you to progress in a career you are passionate about.

Application Procedure

1. Apply online

2. Join us for a telephone interview to learn more and have your questions answered

3. Complete an online logic and reasoning test

4. Attend one of our assessment days – which will include learning about Capita and the programme, group tasks, a written test and one-to-one interviews

5. Accept a role on your chosen programme stream

Diversity monitoring
Our company fully supports equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Decisions relating to employment are made with regard only to the requirements of the job.

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How often does Capita recruit for the Novus programme?
We recruit throughout the year on an eight-weekly rolling recruitment basis.

How many candidates do you recruit in each recruitment phase?
We accept between six and ten candidates onto each of our programmes.

Do you sponsor work permits for people who are not UK/EU passport holders?
Unfortunately, we do not. However, we do accept applicants from outside the EU if they hold ILR with the right to work.

Will I have to pay for the training?
Capita will cover the cost of your training. Unlike some graduate schemes we do not have a training bond.

What kind of degree do I need to apply to the Novus programme?
An IT or STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is preferred but not essential for our software streams. A degree relating to business is preferred but not essential for our business analysis or project streams.

How do I know which training stream to pick?
Each of our training streams offers a different way to start your career in IT and transformational business change. Certain people will be better suited to a certain stream, and we will provide help and guidance as part of the recruitment process.

Will I earn a salary during my two years with Capita?
Yes. Following your initial training you will have the opportunity to work for Capita. Your employment begins when you start your first assignment.

Can I continue my training after the initial training period?
Capita will continue to provide you with ongoing professional development throughout your time with us, helping you improve your skillset and build up your CV. Some of our clients may ask for you to have specific training and skills, which we will fund the cost of obtaining.

What happens at the end of the two years with Capita?
After your initial two-year commitment to Capita you can choose to continue your career with us within our consultancy division or you could be offered a permanent position on a site you have been working on.

What kind of hours will I be working?
On average you will work a 37.5-hour week. Owing to the nature of the work, you may need to be flexible in order to fulfil specific business requirements.

What kind of sectors will I be working in?
We work with many companies across a range of sectors and industries including banking, government, media, gaming, defence, luxury retail, automotive and many more. During your two years with us you will work within a variety of sectors.

Where will I be based during the initial training?
You will be based at home during your initial training as our training is delivered in real-time online. Once you start your assignments you will be based throughout the UK when working on site.

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