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Capital One Overview

Nottingham, England
10000+ employees
Company - Public (COF)
Banks & Building Society
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Money influences everyone in some way, shape or form. At Capital One UK, it is our common purpose to ensure this influence is a positive one on our customers' lives.

We are an information based lending company, founded on the belief that ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#15), 2018 (#11)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#3)

Capital One – Why Work For Us?

Rip up the rulebook. Reinvent the here and now. We’re making technology work for us, so we can work harder for our customers. Wherever we go next, you’ll be part of our journey. Get ready to explore.


Whatever you do, you’ll find a home for your talent here. It takes the ideas and energy of so many people to make our business work. We like to get inventive too. So come prepared to collaborate and do things differently.

How We Got Started

Richard D. Fairbank is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One® Financial Corporation. Mr. Fairbank founded Capital One in 1988 based on his belief that the power of information, technology, testing and great people could be combined to bring highly customized financial products directly to consumers. Eight years later, we launched here in the UK. This was our first overseas venture and, in 1997, we were ready to open our £multi-million operations centre in Nottingham, creating 1,200 jobs in the process.

Today, we’re a top 10 credit card issuer both here and in the US. We also have a presence in Canada, India and the Philippines, with 40,000 employees worldwide. And with your help, we’ll continue to innovate to make our customers’ lives better.


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    "One of the best companies for software engineers in Nottingham."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Nottingham, England
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    I have been working at Capital One full-time


    The benefits offered are among the best available for the area.

    You get 10% time to learn or work on something that interests you.

    You have access to many online courses and books plus a wide community of developers.

    Great facilities really good canteen with multiple meal options every day.

    As a software engineer you get the latest MacPro, wide monitor, standing desk, unlimited coffee and a really comfy chair.

    A good work life balance flexible to accommodate most child care commitments.

    Management encourage associates to get involved in corporate responsibility events.


    Getting used to all the acronyms will take you a few months (but there is always someone willing to help!)

    No parking available on site for most associates. On the other hand, support for travel to work is good e.g. NCT, Tram, cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Coordinate with HR so that all on boarding sessions (company and tech) are done within the same week.

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Capital One Photos

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Capital One photo of: The reception area at the White Collar Factory office.
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Capital One Interviews



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    Creative Services Manager Interview

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    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Capital One (Nottingham, England) in December 2017.


    It was brilliant. Two preliminary phone calls, an initial informal meeting then an intense half day interview with four stages: presentation about me, job fit interview, behavioural interview, creative task. At every stage the Capital One HR team were helpful and very accommodating (e.g. called me when I asked - even early in the morning, arranged for some interviews to take place outside of work hours). Overall a very positive experience, although it was tough but I would expect that for the position I was going for and it made me think how amazing the rest of the team who had also gone through the process must be - and now I'm here they are!

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    • When did I face a challenge when working with a colleague and how did I overcome it?   1 Answer
    • What experience do I have in motivating teams and how did I do it?   1 Answer
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Capital One Awards & Accolades

  • UK's Best Workplaces - Large category, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • UK's Best Workplaces - Large category - Winner, Great Place to Work, 2015
  • UK's Best Workplaces - Large category - Winner, Great Place to Work, 2014
  • UK's Best Workplaces - Large category - Winner, Great Place to Work, 2013
  • UK’s Best Workplaces – Large Category, Great Place to Work, 2012
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