CAP Talent 2019 bridging the gap between students and london's tech startups

CAP Talent, led by Capital Enterprise, filters and matches talented young people into paid summer internships with tech startups and SMEs.

The future of work is changing. There is an ever-increasing need for digital skills in the workplace, and Capital Enterprise has long recognised the need to fill this skills gap.

With digital talent recruitment often a big challenge faced by startups and SMEs, Capital Enterprise have expanded its CAP Talent programme for 2019.

"CAP Talent was immensely valuable. Our intern helped us develop a new product" Orla Shields, Getrentr

By connecting London’s students with new and alternative employment opportunities in the digital and tech space, the CAP Talent programme:

  • Fosters a demand-led workforce
  • Seeks to diversify the talent pool and future recruitment pipeline for startup businesses
  • Fosters competition, inclusion and productivity in the entrepreneurship ecosystem

Internships will last for 8-12 weeks over the summer and can cover a range of tech or marketing roles.

"The biggest joy of my job was knowing that my work is a substantial part of the whole product. Contributing to it at such a high level made me extremely proud" Grzegorz Rybak, intern at Fuzed Innovations Ltd
What does this mean for me?


  • Get access to London's top talent, creating a pipeline for future recruitment
  • Create value and boost productivity for your team
  • Add a new perspective to your existing team


  • Earn the London Living Wage (£10.55/hour) whilst converting knowledge from studies into skills in the workplace
  • Work on real life projects that will affect the business
  • Increase potential future employment opportunities, by making connections and building networks


  • Aide students to develop their skills, returning more employable and better able to make career choices
  • Support both the entrepreneurial agenda and smaller businesses
  • Access to London’s startups and their expertise across a range of sectors
“The brokered link to the startup community through CAP Talent is critical for addressing the talent gap in tech and to increase opportunities for students. We had four students take part in the scoping phase and we are really keen to support the scheme moving forward.” Eilidh Macdonald, Goldsmiths University
Startups participating in 2019 include:
Key requirements of CAP Talent:

All participating Startups:

  • Are based in London
  • Pay the intern the London Living Wage (£10.55/hour) for the duration of the internship
  • Monitor the intern's progress and work, with the intern, throughout the internship placement

All participating Students:

  • Are Undergraduate or Masters level AND study under one of the three target Degree Streams: Computer Science, Creative Technologies, Business / Marketing
  • Are keen to learn about entrepreneurship and be hands on in the fast-paced environment of a tech startup
  • Are able to travel to and stay in London for the duration of the internship
“Working in a startup company makes you feel like an integral and important part of the company” Nathan Lamplough, intern at MeVitae
Key Dates

April 2019:

  • Applications open for Students to apply for roles
  • Tuesday 30th April: Deadline for Startups to provide Intern role JDs

May 2019:

  • Friday 3rd May: Applications Close to students
  • Internship Scoping Workshops: Between the startups and students undertaking the internships

June 2019: Internships Start

September 2019: Internships End

CAP Talent: Bridging the gap between London's best talent and London's startup businesses
Want to get involved?

If you’re a startup looking to hire top local talent, pay it forward and build out your tech or team, follow the link below to get involved!

We will then be in touch with the next steps for hiring your perfect candidate.

Deadline to get involved: Tuesday 30th April 2019

Are you a student looking to convert knowledge from studies into skills in the workplace? Want to increase your potential future employment opportunities?

Please fill out the form below to start finding your perfect internship with a tech startup this summer.

Deadline to apply: Friday 3rd May 2019

CAP Talent: Bridging the gap between talent and tech startups

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