Capita Novus

Capita Novus

Capita Novus

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 Novus programme 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
• Software Tester
• 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

We don’t want to waste your time; before you apply to Capita, please make sure that the programme is suitable for you by reading the material on this website.

1. Apply online
Beginning the application process is fast and simple; we only need you to send us through your CV.

2. Telephone interview
If you are shortlisted, you will be called by one of our specialist resourcing team to discuss your application further.
You will be asked questions about your technical skills, basic competencies and motivation for the programme.
If your telephone interview is successful you will be invited to attend an assessment centre.

3. Assessment centre
The assessment centre is the final stage of the recruitment process and includes the following:
Online tests – Logic and reasoning and a technical test relating to Development, Software Test or Business Analysis.

4. Communication group exercises.
Face-to-face interview – Formal interview based around competencies and your CV as well as your suitability for the programme.
Assessment centres will take place in either Manchester or London.

5. Successful application
If you are successful at the assessment centre we will offer you a position on your chosen stream of study.

*. 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.

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 tester or software developer streams. A degree relating to business is preferred but not essential for our business analysis or project management 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. 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 programme?
You will either be based in Central London or in Manchester during training and throughout the UK when working on site.