Software Developer

Can you code? Passionate about programming?

If you are ambitious, analytical and interested in technology and wish to build a successful career with a FTSE 250 company with a global presence and blue-chip clients, then Capita is a company you should work for.

Our prestigious graduate programme, Novus, offers you the opportunity to make a strong career entrance into software development and implementation. Accredited by the British Computer Society, our innovative skills development programme, coupled with on-site experience with our blue-chip clients, will equip you with the skills necessary to achieve your career goals and to succeed as an IT professional.

Supported by the British Computer Society’s IT skills framework the programme begins with 8-16 weeks of exclusive skills development. The syllabus focuses on the newest and most relevant industry methodologies which will give you the skills and experience to work in a Software Developer role. As a BCS accredited test and learning centre, you will also have the opportunity to gain a number of certifications from various professional bodies including the BCS.

During skills development, you will receive financial support by way of a training bursary and, upon successful completion of the core modules, you will have the opportunity to work on site with one of our prestigious blue-chip clients, getting involved with some of the most exciting projects across the UK. You could be producing an innovative mobile application, working on business-critical systems, designing and implementing software solutions and developing code. Whichever project you work on you will be continuously developing and challenging yourself daily.

We are confident that trainees will complete the Novus programme equipped with both the theoretical and practical skills necessary to make an impact in the IT industry. In fact, we’re so confident that we offer successful candidates long-term financial incentives that reward commitment to the programme and performance on the projects.


You will be an enthusiastic individual with a passion for technology, and programming, with some practical coding skills in at least one of the following programming languages, C#, C++, Python, VB.net, or Java.

Strong communication skills both written and spoken are also vital, as well as the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 2:2 Degree
  • Able to attend 8-16 weeks training in London or Manchester before you may be selected for work
  • Geographically flexible – Prepared to relocate around the UK as required for projects
  • Demonstrable understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Analytical mind and a keen eye for detail
  • A passion for technology and problem solving or programming
  • Committed to the programme for 2 Years
  • All candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK for a minimum of 3 years. Documentary proof will be requested at interview.


What we can offer you

  • Industry recognised free training and professional certificates
  • Continuous professional development throughout the two years
  • Six monthly performance reviews with the chance to qualify for additional bonuses.
  • End of contract financial reward
  • The opportunity to work on site with our blue-chip clients as well as Capita
  • Flexible benefits such as share scheme, pension, additional holiday purchase, discounted gym membership, cinema tickets and restaurant vouchers

Apply now to be part of a graduate programme that values and invests in you and start your Novus journey today