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Welcome to the Software Academy Programme

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As a business, we’ve always wanted to be pioneers, not followers. And that’s why Software Engineering is so pivotal to our success.

This is essentially where the magic happens. It’s where we create game-changing new software. Build new solutions. Tackle all sorts of business challenges. And keep everything running smoothly.

All of that means we have to be super agile. It makes this a really exciting place to work. Get ready for design thinking, open source software, public cloud, APIs, a lean start-up mind-set, an agile framework…

You’ll get to experience lots of different tech within our Software Academy – you don’t necessarily need a background in computer science, although you will need to have a baseline coding ability (any programming language you know is fine).

The role

Job ID R100319
Nottingham Trent House (95002), United Kingdom, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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 realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Software Academy Placement Year

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.

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@capitalone.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to Careers@capitalone.com

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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The benefits

Training

You’ll get access to vast amounts of internal and external conferences and a dedicated internal training platform.

Community

You’ll get to do some volunteer work every now and then. We are proud to support our local tech communities with various meet-ups and events for you to get involved in.

Health

Live a healthy life with our private health insurance which is free for you and your family.

Fitness

Stay in shape with our on-site gym in Nottingham and rooftop running track in London.

Wellbeing

Work-life balance is important to us. So, we are open to flexible working to support your lifestyle.

Finances

As a Software Academy graduate, you’ll start on £35,000 in Nottingham and £40,000 in London. Both come with an extra £5,000 joining bonus. Our intern salaries start at £22,000 pro-rata with a £1,000 joining bonus too.

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What do our Software Engineering Graduates do?

Meet some of the team and learn about what it’s like to be a Software Engineering Graduate here at Capital One.

Becca - Senior Software Engineer

Krishan - Senior Software Engineer

Paul - Senior Director, Software Engineering

Success profile

Shape the future of digital banking. We’re only as good as our tech allows us to be. So we can’t just sit back and wait for other people to create the next big thing.

  • Programming – You'll need to have a baseline coding ability, any language to start out is fine and we'll help you become bilingual. We use the latest JS frameworks for web development, native iOS and Android mobile development and cloud hosted microservices.

  • Problem-Solving – You’ll be finding creative answers to complex problems. It’ll be fast-paced and challenging. But you’ll be able to help shape some of the most fundamental ways we run our business.

  • Fast Learning – Being a top programmer won’t cut it. You need to be a dab hand at learning quickly, too. Hone your skills in everything from APIs to mobile, big data and cyber security.

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Your career path

We don’t believe there’s only one way to progress your career. At Capital One, you can choose the path that’s right for you.

Career path diagram.

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Programme brochure

For more information about our Software Academy programme, please see the programme brochure.

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