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Welcome to the Strategy Analyst Programme

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Humanising finance is what we’re about. But to all intents and purposes, we’re a financial services company with a tech mindset. We harness the most powerful tech solutions to create ever-better products and services that will make our customers’ lives easier.

Join our Strategy Analyst programme, and you’ll help to make that happen. You’ll come at problems from fresh new angles. You’ll be brimming with ideas (and not afraid to share them). And you’ll keep our whole organisation on the right track.

So what exactly does this role involve?

Essentially, you’ll be seeing a broad range of projects through from start to finish. Those projects will have a direct impact on what we do – often on some of our biggest business decisions.

And because you’ll have the chance to rotate through a number of our teams, you’ll get a feel for where your skills and interests best lie. Which will be invaluable when you step up to the next level.

The role

Job ID R85291
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.

Strategy Analyst - Summer Internship 2020 - Nottingham & London Roles

If you think Capital One is simply a credit card provider, think again. In many ways, we're more of a technology business than 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 an award-winning employer in part because we encourage freedom and creativity, as well as looking after our people. 

Strategy Analysts at Capital One

At Capital One, we’re always looking at ways to boost our business and give our customers a better experience. As a Strategy Analyst Intern, you’ll take a bird’s eye view of our business, and find new ways to improve every aspect of what we do.

What you’ll do 

There’s truly a broad range of work on offer here that impacts the customer life cycle. You’ll develop coding skills and analytical abilities, you'll build models and make recommendations based on solid quantitative and qualitative analysis. You’ll look at risk, project management and how to solve problems. Finally, you’ll learn how to influence, collaborate and present across the business, and gain experience of presenting your ideas to senior leaders. 

Put simply, over ten weeks, you’ll be taking on real projects and development training. You’ll have a buddy on your team, a programme mentor – and you’ll even get to meet the CEO. 

What you’ll need

We’ll consider people from any background so long as you can show us you’re great at maths and can solve problems creatively.

Application Information

  • We are unable to sponsor international students unless they already hold a Tier 4 visa and are available to work during Summer 2020.
  • If you have applied to one of our Analyst programmes within the past 6 months and have been unsuccessful, you are not eligible to reapply at this time.
  • Deadline for applications is 10th November 2019.

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

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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).


The benefits


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


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


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


As a Strategy Analyst graduate, you’ll start on £40,000 with an extra £5,000 as a starting bonus. Our intern salaries start at £18,000 pro-rata with a £1,000 signing bonus too.


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


You’ll get to do some volunteer work every now and then too. Through volunteering, you’ll play a pivotal role in the delivery of our community investment work.

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Success profile

Take a bird’s eye view of our business and find ways to make it better. We’re not fans of ‘business as usual’. We’re always coming up with new ideas and finding new ways to improve. You’ll help us find those ways.

  • Analytical – You’ll have a knack for translating complex data into business ideas, and vice-versa. You’ll need strong maths skills, an analytical mindset and a willingness to learn to code.

  • Curious – You'll be a creative problem-solver. You'll need curiousity to be able to solve new ways to help our customers stay on track with their credit.

  • Confidence – Not only will you come up with ideas - you'll also need the confidence and presentation skills to get those ideas into market.

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Meet Lucy

Lucy Hagues – Managing Vice President (Former Graduate) Joined 2005, Studied Manufacturing Engineering Tripos at Cambridge

"As a graduate joining a large company you can be sceptical about the culture and values. I know I was. It took me while to realise that it was really true – we’re absolutely committed to both excellence and doing the right thing for our customers."
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Want to understand a bit more about the work of a Strategy Analyst at Capital One? Take our short quiz and find out if you’ve got what it takes. Expect some calculations in the quiz, so make sure you have a calculator, pen and paper ready.

This case study has been developed specifically to show you the type of work our Strategy Analysts do here. So, whilst the data and scenarios are fictitious, the objectives and tasks are realistic.

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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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What's in it for you

You’re going to face your fair share of challenges on this programme. But then, that’s exactly what you’re looking for. And we’ll always have realistic expectations (we’re not fans of 12-hour days).

This role is also incredibly rewarding. You’ll help to shape what we do and how we do it. You’ll be getting buy-in for your ideas from senior leaders. It could even be that our next big innovation comes from you.

As a graduate you’ll start on £40,000 with an extra £5,000 as a starting bonus and performance bonuses along the way. Not to mention a whole host of other benefits.

Our offices are in the heart of London and Nottingham, both upbeat, bustling cities. And from your very first day with us, we’ll help you find your feet fast with everything from a buddy to tech training.

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