What might it be like to Work at Capital One?

A history and review of Capital One's recruitment incentives for Associates

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Capital One offers the wide range of benefits you'd expect from a high-calibre organisation - and a few that you might not expect. Designed to make a real difference in your life, health, wealth, family and time, the range of benefits is constantly being added to and improved.

Yes, we'll give you a competitive salary and signing-on bonus. That goes without saying when you're looking at one of the country's best employers. But there's much more besides, including a great pension plan, an annual performance-related bonus and cash incentive, medical insurance, 25 days' holiday, and a chance to be an owner in the company through share purchase and share option schemes.

We'll also give you a range of additional benefits, including subsidised membership to Holmes Place Nottingham - a luxury heath and fitness club just a stone's throw from our offices. And our attention to your quality of life ensures you can balance your professional and personal life and take it to the next level.

As you'll see, it's not just our business that sets us apart from other companies.

Salary and signing-on bonus

You can expect a starting salary of £27,500 per year plus a signing-on bonus of £2,500. This will of increase by 2015.


Private medical insurance

Capital One offers full private medical insurance ... this was standard for all graduate trainees and positons


Holiday entitlement

Capital One provided a generous paid holiday programme of 25 days' paid holiday in your first full year with the option to carry over up to five days to the next year.

INterestingly they offered three Family Care Days per year, where associates may take an emergency day off to care for a loved one.


The Capital One flexible pension plan

Both private and company pensions to bring its associates the AdvantageOne Pension Account... as you would expect from a leading finance company.


Share ownership

Capital One encourages employees to think and act like owners of the company in their daily duties. One of the major differences between Capital One and other well known institutions was this offer of shares as a reward.


Other benefits

List of:

Season ticket loan
Capital One credit card (surprise)
Emergency interest-free loan
Life and accidental death and dismemberment assurance
telephone counselling service

Quality of life

In many companies, people learn how to work hard, and then work even harder, without getting the chance to learn how to stop. At Capital One, you manage your own workload and schedules. If you decide to work late, you'll actually find your colleagues tell you to go home!

You see, we believe that to be successful, you need a balanced life, and we’ll do everything we can to help you achieve this. Our future success depends on the ability of our associates to pursue interests, develop talents, contribute to their communities - or just let their imaginations run wild. So, we can give you access to a range of resources, and your manager will also provide all the support you need throughout your career.

Information as of 2015


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