With such a diverse workforce, we recognise that everyone has different needs, objectives and aspirations.
We have a number of established career development programmes in place to cater for staff at different stages of their career.
We help our graduates develop a breadth of experience by working on exciting projects alongside experienced colleagues. Our graduates are encouraged to achieve professional qualifications and we have a number of accredited training programmes in place to help achieve this.
Capita is an ideal place to start your career. We provide an unrivalled breadth of services, giving you the chance to work on some of the most spectacular projects and with the best clients in the UK and beyond.
As a graduate you will receive support in your chosen career, including allocated mentors and supervisors, study leave, training and development and CPD opportunities.
We also fully support professional development at any stage of your career. Please see our Career Development page for more information.
For more information on our various schemes do check out our graduate section here.
We actively recruit and develop apprentices. They are a valuable part of our workforce and the future of our company.
An apprenticeship is an exciting way to start your career with us. Many of our apprentices continue on to study for a HNC/D or degree in their chosen discipline and become a fully qualified professional.
Each year we recruit a number of technical and administrative apprentices, typically in the following areas:
• Building services engineering;
• Building surveying;
• Business administration;
• Civil engineering;
• General practice surveying;
• Quantity surveying;
• Project management.
We support our apprentices to achieve national academic and professional qualifications as well as providing valuable hands on experience on real, live projects.
For more information on our various schemes do check out our apprentices section here.
If you are keen to get some understanding of the property and infrastructure industry, we can provide you with a unique experience and insight into some exciting projects.
We will make your time with us as enjoyable and as varied as possible, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and develop new skills in a friendly and fun environment.
School or college work experience placements
We link up with local schools to offer work experience opportunities. This is ideal for pupils looking to gain an insight into the world of work and understand what a specific job entails. Read Ben's story here who joined our Zero Carbon team for a weeks work experience.
We offer summer placements for students who are studying towards relevant certificates, diplomas or degrees, helping you to put your skills into a real life business context. The benefits include transferable workplace skills, practical knowledge to boost your coursework and the opportunity to improve your CV for the future.
A year-out placement offers you the opportunity to undertake work experience that will complement your undergraduate studies. There is the potential to offer you a sponsorship package, which can support you financially, during the final stages of your course and/or a position to join us on completion of your studies.
All work experience placements are overseen by our individual offices. Please contact your local office to enquire about work experience and internships. You will need to submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter to the appropriate office.
We also have a strategic partnership with Excitech, to deliver our AutoCAD and BIM training needs to enhance the skills of our technicians and engineers.
We encourage our people to achieve professional qualifications. It makes good business sense. This instills confidence with our clients that our staff are achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards. We work with a diverse range of professional bodies to reflect the nature of our business and support our staff with opportunities, mentoring and regular progress reviews.
As part of our support, we have a focus group of lead professionals, senior people from across the business, who act as advisors for their professional body. We work together to make sure there is consistency with training and development support for all trainees and employees.
Each Lead Professional is responsible for monitoring trainees in the business, to make sure they have enough support, mentorship and training. As well as ensuring qualified employees have access to CPD. We work with the following professional associations:
• Association for Project Management (APM)
• Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
• Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
• Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
• Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
• Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
• Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
• Chartered Institute of Architectural Technicians (CIAT)
• Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
• Landscape Institute (LI)
Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure work with public and private sector organisations to design, build and optimise their real estate and infrastructure assets. From thought to finish, we apply our combined expertise to achieve more from the entire built environment.
We build competitive advantage through intelligently applied real estate and infrastructure solutions and enhance our clients’ standing in a forever-changing world.