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Early Careers We've got big things in mind for you

If you think Capital One is simply a credit card provider, think again. In many ways, we’re as much of 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, making things simpler and easier for our customers.

As a result, you’ll find Capital One an inspiring place to launch your career. We’re all about hiring the best people and enabling them to do great things. That’s why we’re so passionate about our early careers recruitment. It’s a great way to introduce people to our business and encourage them to challenge the status quo.

We’re prioritising our Software Academy and Strategy Analyst roles right now. If you’re interested in another programme please sign up for our job alerts here and we’ll let you know when applications are open.

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Strategy Analyst

This is an opportunity to turn ideas into reality, to improve the way we do things right across our business and to have a direct impact on our customers. Bring us a high level numeracy, and we’ll help you develop the coding skills and analytical capabilities you need to influence our future – and succeed in yours.

Applications are closed for 2022 due to high volume of applications.

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Software Academy

As a tech company that does credit cards, software development is at the heart of who we are. Join us here, and you’ll help us turn the latest technologies into fantastic customer experiences. You’ll need some programming skills but you don’t need to be an expert – our training will help you quickly get up to speed.

Join us at one of our
virtual events

Due to COVID-19 we can’t meet you in person on campus this year. We’d love you to join us at one of our virtual events instead.
Find out more and register for our events below.


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Work Perks

Join one of the ‘UK’s Top Places to Work’. That’s what the Glassdoor employee’s choice awards awarded us. Here’s why:

  • Fully unwind with 25 days of paid holiday – and five more if you buy them

    Relax with snacks at our subsidised on-site restaurant

    Let your hair down on free office fun days, several times a year

  • Keep a bright smile with private medical and dental insurance.

    Stay in shape with our free on-site gym.

    Cut down your travel costs with our cycle to work scheme.

  • Cut down your travel costs with interest-free travel ticket loans

    Get discounts at lots of high street stores

    Give your family peace of mind with our life assurance scheme

    Prepare for the future with our group personal pension scheme

We'll give you everything you need to shine

Capital One University Programme

Professional Development curricula designed to equip you with the skills you'll need to be effective and impactful

Role Specific Development

Structured role specific development designed to give you the knowledge needed to excel in your role

Job Rotations

Structured rotations offering you the chance to work with other teams, experience other roles and better understand our business

Stretching Projects

We’ll give you real life projects which will engage, inspire and stretch you, and will also give you the chance to shine

Strong Support Network

From line managers, mentors and buddies to our Early Careers team, you’ll have a strong network of support to help you get the most out of your programme

Quality Development Planning

We’ll help you to get really clear about your personal strengths, your development areas and help you to make plans to close the gap

Inspiring Speaker Series

You’ll get the opportunity to attend a variety of speaker sessions from our own leadership team and external speakers

Developmental Feedback

You'll get good quality, regular, open and honest developmental feedback from managers, peers, and mentors enabling you to better understand your progress

Graduate Community

You’ll have access to a graduate community which offers amazing peer support, exciting social events and networking opportunities to help with the transition into work and immersion into the business


We’ll create space for you to actively participate in community programmes, recruitment campaigns and learning events to enhance your experience and learning

Life at Capital One

Capital One is an award-winning place to work and we got this recognition by practicing what we preach. We make work life simple, by giving our associates a culture that enables them to thrive and be creative.

We’re interested in your skills and ideas, not what you’re wearing

You won’t need to roll up in a suit every day to make a good impression. Smart casual is fine by us.

Expect hard work, but not ridiculous hours

We’ll give you sensible hours, with a reasonable amount of flexibility.

Step out the office when you need to

We care about how good your work is, not how much time you spend at your desk. So you’re free to recharge and rethink in our chill out areas, with snacks, games and pool tables.

Offices in prime locations

Nottingham’s been our main base for over 20 years

It’s a classic student city – lively, cultured and affordable.

We have countless cinemas, theatres, castles, caves and markets. And the pubs and clubs are as plentiful as you’d expect from a student city.

Working at our Nottingham office gives you a couple of extra perks too. You can seriously unwind with our on-site massage therapists and well-equipped music room. We also host regular talks from industry experts and even Nobel Prize winners.

Our London home is a tech haven

We’re set up at the White Collar Factory at Silicon Roundabout on Old Street.

Here, we rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest tech companies. As well as all the latest start-ups.

Our offices have all the latest collaborative tech, flexible workspaces and a view of the London skyline.

Its central London location comes with all the cultural and industrial hotspots you could ever need. Our building even has a rooftop running track.

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Application Process

Step 1

1. Get the ball rolling

Choose the role that’s right for you. Click ‘apply’, attach your CV and answer a couple of basic application questions.

Step 2

2. Show us what you bring to the table

Take an assessment online. This is your chance to show us how well you can:

  • Deal with different situations
  • Use numbers and information to make good decisions
  • Code (if that’s part of the job)

Step 3

3. Fire up your webcam and say hi

Answer the questions we give either over video or in person. Some of them will be about why you want the job. Some will be technical questions. Apply to be an analyst, and you’ll do a case study with one of our Analysts over video too.

Step 4

4. Come and meet us

We’ll meet you on Zoom at first, and may meet you in person afterwards, depending on the ever-changing situation of COVID-19 in the UK. Wear what makes you comfortable and expresses who you are – that’s what we want to see, you! We’ll set you several tasks, that could include things like:

  • Case studies: to test your problem solving and business instincts.
  • Presentations: how well can you research and communicate ideas?
  • Group tasks: to make sure you have a team mentality.
  • Coding tests: depending on the programme, there’s usually a technical interview to check you’ve got the specific skills you need for that role.

Step 5

5. Your final interview

Last interview, we promise. Depending on the role you’ve applied for, we may invite you in for a final interview to get to know you a bit better before we make our final decision.

Step 6

6. ‘Yay’ or ‘Nay’

You’ll get plenty of support from your recruiter to help you prepare for each stage and after each step, we’ll be in touch within a couple of days. If it’s bad news, we won’t just say ‘no thanks’ – we’ll be happy to give you feedback to explain why we’re not asking you back. We’ll tell you where you did well and where you could do better. If it’s good news, we’ll tell you everything you need to know for the next stage. Once you’ve run out of stages, it’ll be a ‘congratulations, see you soon’.

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Don’t see a role that’s right for you? Don’t fret. You can sign up for our job alerts and we’ll make sure to let you know when the right one comes up.

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