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
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
Apply: Capita Novus scheme
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
• 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.
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
You will be asked questions about your technical
skills, basic competencies and motivation for the programme.
telephone interview is successful you will be invited to attend an
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
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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.
How often does Capita recruit for the Novus programme?
recruit throughout the year on an eight-weekly rolling recruitment basis.
How many candidates do you recruit in each recruitment phase?
accept between six and ten candidates onto each of our programmes.
Do you sponsor work permits for people who are not UK/EU passport
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
will either be based in Central London or in Manchester during training
and throughout the UK when working on site.