Graduate Opportunity

Software Academy Graduate Programme

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About us

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realise their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Help us humanise tech

On this two-year programme, you’ll get a masterclass in software engineering and rotate across different teams to explore what excites you.

We’re only as good as our tech allows us to be. So you’ll help us come up with the next big thing. In our software academy, you can expect to:

  • Work as a Software Engineer across several teams, using the latest JavaScript frameworks for web development, native iOS and Android mobile development, and cloud-hosted microservices.
  • Experience Quality Engineering, building frameworks to automate our quality checks.
  • Be part of our Dev Tools team, creating the tools that make the development and deployment of our software seamless.
  • Support our drive to AWS in our Infrastructure Engineering support teams – you’ll be creating infrastructure frameworks in the cloud to support our 3 million customers.
  • Keep our systems watertight in Cyber where you’ll stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.

What does belonging mean at Capital One?

Diversity is more than ethnicities, genders, disabilities… it’s about recognising that everyone has a unique perspective. We must leverage the strength of this diversity to create winning products and experiences for our customers. We call this Powered by Perspective. We asked our associates what belonging means to them…

You’ll be able to show us you’re bilingual (in programming languages)

We operate an omnichannel servicing strategy to provide great servicing experiences for our customers. We use the latest JS frameworks for Web development, native iOS and Android Mobile development and cloud hosted microservices. This programme is fast-paced and challenging – so you need to be a dab hand at learning quickly.

We’re #11 in Glassdoor’s ‘Best Places to Work In The UK’ list

We got this recognition by practising what we preach. We make work life informal, flexible and simple, so our people can get creative. (Although the high starting salaries and other perks are probably factors too.)

Your starting salary will be £32,000 or more, and all our graduates get an extra £5,000 as a starting bonus. You’ll also get a range of perks, including private health and dental care, free on-site gyms and 25 days of paid holiday.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £32,000 + £5,000 signing on bonus + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London and Nottingham
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Information Technology
  • Software

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