Questions?

The journey to Newton

Rebecca describes the application process, from clicking apply on Gradcracker all the way through to the final interview. To watch the full Gradcracker/Newton webinar, click here.

Applicants:

How can I prepare for the video interview? 

How can I prepare for the video interview?

Take 5 – 10 minutes to reflect on your qualities and achievements to date. We also recommend you take a look at our hub and do some research about Newton. Most importantly we want you to be as natural as possible during the interview so there is no need to prepare answers. Check your microphone and camera is working, ensure you’re in a well lit location, and we recommend wearing business casual dress. You do have the opportunity to complete a practice question as many times as you want to get you comfortable in front of the camera!

How can I prepare for the tests?  

How can I prepare for the tests?    

We write our own tests which include a practice question. We would strongly recommend practising free, online multiple-choice assessments (both numerical and data orientated) as this will get you used to working under timed conditions and refresh your numeracy skills.

What is the application process timeline? 

What is the application process timeline? 

This is mostly down to you, and how quickly you complete the different stages. Once you have completed the online part of your application it will be sent to our recruitment team to review and they aim to review applications within a week of submission. If you are invited to a selection day, these are held regularly in different locations across the UK and you will have the opportunity to choose a date and location that is convenient for you. Final interviews and dinners are also held regularly in a variety of locations. When you are invited to the face-to-face stages of the application process we advise you book onto the next most convenient date and location for you, as our selection days and final interviews fill up quickly.

Do I have to send a cover letter or CV when applying? 

Do I have to send a cover letter or CV when applying? 

If you are applying for the graduate role then we do not require a CV or cover letter.

 

Selection Day and Final Interviews:

Do you provide feedback on the selection process?  

Do you provide feedback on the selection process?

We really appreciate the commitment made in attending our Selection Day so we always give feedback. We include specific feedback from the assessors on the day in the hope that each candidate will find this useful, regardless of the outcome of the selection day.

What does the final interview consist of?  

What does the final interview consist of?  

The night before your final interview you will be invited to attend a dinner with a group of consultants and some other candidates. This is an opportunity for you to meet some Newton consultants, and ask them questions in a more relaxed, unassessed setting. The following day you will have two 45-minute interviews with senior staff within the company.

What is the dress code for selection day? 

What is the dress code for selection day?  

The selection day is a professional working environment, so we would advise you to dress business smart, although a tie is not necessary.

How can I prepare for the selection day? 

How can I prepare for the selection day?  

When preparing for the selection day we recommend you brush up on your numerical skills, similar to the online tests stage. As well as reflecting on your achievements and why you’d like to join Newton. When invited to your selection day you will be sent more information about the different exercises and what to expect.

 

Top tips for new starters

Consultant Stefano's top tips on how to be successful during your first couple of months at Newton. To watch the full Gradcracker/Newton webinar, click here.

Starting at Newton:

What happens when I receive an offer? 

What happens when I receive an offer?  

Once you have received an offer you will be sent an offer letter and contract as soon as possible. You will then be assigned a consultant as a ‘buddy’ who will be your main point of contact. You will also be invited to attend review days prior to your induction which is a great opportunity to meet other offer holders, Newton employees, and stay up to date with what’s happening at the company.

Do I have to live near Newton’s head office (near Oxford) to be a consultant? 

Do I have to live near Newton’s head office (near Oxford) to be a consultant?  

As a consultant you will not be based at Newton’s head office except during three weeks of your induction when accommodation will be provided for you. Therefore, you can live anywhere!

Will I have the opportunity to work abroad? 

Will I have the opportunity to work abroad? 

We have in the past run projects abroad, and as the company grows, we will likely have opportunities further afield. However, Newton currently operates exclusively in the UK, as we feel there is still a great deal of opportunity to expand domestically within our current sectors, as well as into new emerging ones.

Can I defer my entry and take a break between graduating and starting work? 

Can I defer my entry and take a break between graduating and starting work? 

Yes, Newton run a rolling recruitment process, so we take on graduates each month rather than one large intake once or twice year. This means your start date is very flexible and can be suited to your needs. We offer our consultants a competitive sign-on bonus and a lot of our graduates use this to travel before starting work.

 

About Newton:

What graduate roles are you recruiting for? 

What graduate roles are you recruiting for?  

We are looking for operations and digital solutions consultants, along with Head Office graduate roles to cover specific functions. You can find our live opportunities under the 'Graduate Jobs' tab on our Gradcracker hub.

What training of you offer? 

What training of you offer?  

We go to extraordinary lengths to help you make the most of your talents. The details of your development will be tailored to your particular needs and aspirations. But broadly speaking, you can expect a clear development path that starts with a comprehensive induction from the people that do the job, quickly followed by on-the-job learning and training from in-house experts, all supported by an on-line learning tool.

What is your diversity policy? 

What is your diversity policy? 

It’s in our DNA to demand better in everything that we do and diversity is no exception. We want to make sure we attract and retain the best talent right now and in the future. We are therefore proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we never discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Do you do volunteering or pro bono work? 

Do you do volunteering or pro bono work? 

Designed and run by our people, the Newton Foundation was created to maximise the positive impact Newton has on society, outside of our client work. One of our flagship programmes is a mentoring programming which we run with the Social Mobility Foundation, supporting underprivileged students through their studies and into the world of work. We also support a number of charities, both financially and through our improvement methodologies, helping them to operate more effectively. We support our people with individual charitable causes through our payroll donation scheme.

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