The Novus Programme

The future of tech is incredibly exciting, with constant developments and innovations happening across almost every sector. So, if you’re considering a career in IT or transformational business change, you have a range of paths to choose from, and the potential to create better outcomes for your clients is endless.

The Capita IT Skills Development Programme, Novus, gives you the chance to work with blue-chip clients, gain on-the-job experience, move somewhere new and set your salary expectations that little bit higher, making the route to your chosen career smoother. You’ll develop your confidence, skills and expertise, whilst starting to build a rewarding career as an IT professional.

To find out more, please download our Novus programme brochure here.

Our Training Streams

Software Developer

As a software developer, you’ll engage in identifying, designing, installing, testing, maintaining and updating a software system for a company from the ground up. You’ll work closely with developers, product managers, graphic designers and business analysts to find out what clients want and the most efficient way to achieve this.

Our initial training will cover a number of programme languages, techniques and technologies. You’ll gain industry-recognised professional certifications and hands-on practical experience.

Software Tester

Software testing involves the analysis of software and systems to avert risk and prevent issues. You’ll be involved in the quality assurance stage of software development and deployment, conducting automated and manual tests to ensure that software is fit for purpose.

We’ll train you in the methodologies and techniques of software testing, and offer you exposure to the necessary technical languages. You’ll develop cross-functional skills which will support your development.

Business Analyst

As a business analyst, you’ll work within an organisation, helping to manage business change and plan for the future in line with their goals. You’ll play a key role in communicating between internal and external parties, to help convey how information technology can support the organisation’s needs.

You’ll gain exposure to an extensive range of business analysis tools and techniques and work with the organisation to design the latest innovative business solutions. The programme gives you the opportunity to obtain a number of certifications as you work towards completing the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Project Support Officer

As project support officer, you’ll be responsible for completing project work according to the plan and reporting progress to senior managers. You’ll help to identify project risks, analyse critical paths, manage and delegate stakeholder tasks, as well as formulate and publish key project reports.

Your training will cover everything you need to succeed in a project management career, from techniques to self-confidence, business acronyms to finance and management. We also offer a number of professional certifications including PRINCE2.

How does it work?

  • Initial training
    • Intensive, practical, accredited training provided by Capita to get you up to speed.
  • Assignments
    • Two years of on-site (at a Capita or a Capita client site) supported engagements and continued professional development with mentoring and training.
  • Post-programme
    • After first two years you can continue to work for Capita as an IT professional or you may have the opportunity to join your client organisation.