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Software Academy Placement Year

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The opportunity

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.

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…

Give your career an upgrade

If you think Capital One is just a credit card provider, think again.

In many ways, we're as much a technology business as a finance company. We pioneered the use of predictive modelling in this industry, and today we still look at credit the way tech companies look at everything – with a view to changing the way people live.

That’s how we make finance more human.

It’s why you’ll find Capital One an inspiring place to launch your career. We’re an award-winning employer because we encourage freedom and creativity.

We love the code behind every app – but we care just as much about the people behind the code.

What are Software Engineers at Capital One?

Our Software Engineers create the solutions that define the way we work and what we do. Put simply, they create and use the tech that help us to find the right credit for every customer. This is your opportunity to get a flavour of what sets us apart.

What you’ll do

You’ll hone your skills in everything from APIs to mobile, big data and cyber security – basically, you’ll get a masterclass in software engineering and gain insights into how it enables us to support our customers.

You might build solutions in the Cloud using open source technologies with a view to reimagining our business. Or you could learn how automated testing provides the quality that keeps us speedy and fast-paced.

After a year with us, you’ll have gained experience across a couple of teams, made a real impact on our customers. Plus you’ll have learned a lot about how software engineering works in industry.

On top of your technical expertise, you'll also have had great experiences working with experts up to Director level through collaborative design and the features you build.

What you’ll need

You don’t need to be on a Computer Science degree course, but you’ll need to be able to code in any language. You’ll also need to be studying a degree that requires a year working in industry. But we don’t expect you to be an accomplished developer – just enthusiastic and a quick learner.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £22,000, plus £3,000 joining bonus + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Nottingham
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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