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Software Academy Placement Year

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£22,000, plus £3,000 joining bonus
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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.

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East Midlands