Capita’s wily scheme locks naive graduates into tied servitude | Jolyon Maugham

Graduate schemes such as Capita’s prey on a generation. My organisation wants to give these young people legal protection

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Today’s graduates face a tough labour market – and that puts a great deal of power in the hands of recruiters. Nothing quite illustrates that as much as Capita’s Novus graduate programme.

According to the marketing, it’s designed to “give the best possible start in the IT industry”. When Dave signed up, in exchange for a fee – in his case more than £15,000 – Capita promised to give him some training. And then, if he worked for the company for two years, it would waive the cost.

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