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Capital One

Design Intern

Reimagine money, inspire life

Capital One are an information-based lending company, founded on the belief that technology and information can transform the industry and make life better for everyone.

In the digital age, money and the way people interact with it is evolving. At Capital One, we rely on happy customers. That’s why we’re Reimagining Money to help customers succeed and make life a little easier. We put our customers first, pride ourselves on innovation and are always on the lookout for the next big thing.

Reimagine where big ideas come from

The days of interns doing the photocopying and making the tea are long gone. There aren’t many internships that will give you responsibility like this. This is your chance to get stuck into real projects, with real business outcomes. To pursue big, disruptive ideas, and then make them happen.  The work you do here is going to matter, so much so that we’ll give you a competitive salary.

In fact, in many ways, you’re not going to be an intern at all. You’re going to be one of the team, delivering results like everyone else. On our internship, you’ll have the chance to experience different sides of the business. You could find yourself digging deep into our data or on the front line ensuring customer satisfaction. You’ll learn new skills, from people management to risk assessment techniques. Get fully immersed, and there’s every chance that we’ll want to have you back on our graduate scheme.

So what are we looking for? Well, you don’t need to be studying a particular subject. What matters is that you’re innovative, quick on the uptake and full of ideas. You’re as creative as you are logical, full of initiative and ready to Reimagine Money. What do we mean when we say ‘Reimagine Money. Inspire Life’? We are committed to building a new way of doing things that leverages technology and the power of smart people to help our customers use financial services wisely. We believe that doing right by our customers is also doing right by our business.

If you’re successful we’ll invite you to come and meet us for an assessment day. To ensure you don’t miss out, submit your application as soon as possible, as we’ll be inviting people throughout the application period.

Please note that this internship is open for penultimate year students only.

Design Intern

Do you know how to make complex things simple?  If you have the ability to incite change, thrive in agile environments and evangelise the value and power of design, this 10 – 12 week programme is just the thing for you. During your time on the programme, you’ll cultivate empathy for people and their needs and then translate this understanding into insights, opportunities and inventive ideas to inspire our customers’ UX journey.

You need to have a proven passion for design and user experience, and a strong portfolio of work. We want people who are excited by the idea of diving deep into the ethnography and anthropology of human behaviour in order to find strategic design solutions to the problems people face in their financial lives.

What are we looking for?

We hire individuals, not box tickers. You don’t have to have studied a particular subject; who knew what they wanted to be when they first started university? The interns we find do best in our application process and beyond when they join us on an internship typically demonstrate:

  • On track to achieve a 2.1 degree with at least 320 UCAS points
  • An analytical mind set and the ability to break down complex problems and identify great solutions
  • A passion for doing the right thing for customers
  • An obsession with technology and a good grasp of programming if they are applying for a technical role
  • Bags of personality with entrepreneurial flair

We treat our interns right – after all, we want you to have a great experience and hopefully you’ll come back on one of our graduate schemes. That’s why you can look forward to £18,000 pro-rata and a £1,000 signing on bonus.

It’s not just about the pound signs though. We like to make sure our interns are well looked after – in every sense. Here’s how:

  • 5 days’ holiday over the programme
  • Free on-site gym and subsidised restaurant
  • Regular fun and community days throughout the summer
  • Accommodation support

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