FAQ's

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.

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