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
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:
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.
1. Apply online
2. Join us for a telephone interview to learn more and have your
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
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.
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
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
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
Where will I be based during the initial training? You will
either be based in Central London or in Manchester during training and
throughout the UK when working on site.