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Newton Europe Overview

Abingdon, England
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Consulting
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Picture this. You’re surrounded by people who pursue brave ideas. There are no unwieldy processes. And no one ever utters ‘That’s not my job’. You’re encouraged to ask tough questions. To be a bit left-field. Meet the Newton ... Read more

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  • Having a positive impact is at the core of everything we do at Newton. We strive to find solutions that improve the lives of the general public, be that through healthcare or everyday shopping trips. Imagine what the Newton you could do http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQoFm

    Experienced Hires

    There are lots of great reasons. Among them, the blisteringly-quick career progression, the stellar scope for personal development, the far-flung impact you can have and the intellectual kick you get from solving seemingly impossible problems.

  • We were delighted to win gold at the Training Journal Awards, for 2018’s Best Leadership Development Programme! We are so proud to have been recognised for a shift in mind-set that’s taken our projects to another level, creating real value and impact for our clients, employees and the wider community. Congratulations to the team who've worked on it, and of course our colleagues on the programme, who have all helped make this project come to life!

    The judges said... "Demonstrating a total commitment from the top of the organisation to their people, this programme goes beyond creative" and "It stretched, energised and developed already good leaders transforming them from functional leaders into top level business leaders"

    Our Partner Steve Wilson commented... "The blindingly fast speed at which you grow and learn is phenomenal"

    Find out more about our award winning leadership programme at: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQbtR

    Careers

    Paul has a passion for ensuring that we have the right people to work with every level of workforce across a diverse range of sectors.

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Newton Europe – Why Work For Us?


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No two days are ever the same working at Newton. You are given incredible opportunities and responsibility from day one, working with amazing people to produce real results all over the UK (and beyond!). The support to go with it is outstanding - I have such a strong network of colleagues and friends around me to make sure I am doing the best I can, and that I'm loving every minute." - David McMullan

Since launching in 2001, Newton has grown at a rapid rate, delivering ground-breaking work. We've improved the performance of some of the world's most successful organisations. We don't just tell our clients how to make it happen, we work alongside their people to make it happen, achieving real, sustainable business results.

Our strength and success comes from bringing together inspired people. We hire and train the brightest minds to discover how organisations run from the ground up. And we guarantee savings on a 100% no results, no fees model. It may sound unusual – in the consultancy world it certainly is, but then Newton is a unique company.

Within sectors like healthcare, manufacturing, private equity, and defence we're breaking down the negativity that typically surrounds consultants. We don't charge an upfront fee, we get big results, and our clients, their colleagues, friends and even competitors consistently recommend us so that we are constantly challenged to meet the demand for our services.

Our work doesn't just benefit higher levels of organisations, it also benefits their service users and staff who are often working hugely meaningful roles within the NHS and social services. Recent projects have achieved results that have not only saved millions of pounds, but have also greatly improved the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We work on-site with our clients in diverse locations ranging from Scotland to Singapore. Our work is largely UK based, however, augmented by our Dutch office servicing mainland Europe. Our business support team is based in rural Oxfordshire. Despite being geographically scattered, the company is close-knit, with a strong culture of support and engagement. Our Directors are hands-on, consistently spending time with all employees through work, training and Newton's many social events. We also hold fortnightly Friday review days, where everyone gathers to share work and updates on every level of the company.

It is initiatives like these – as well as generous employment packages and a focus on personal development – that lead to us being named Best Employer at the 2013 Best Business Awards. We also hold the National Business Awards title of Best Small to Medium-sized Business in the UK 2014, feature in the Sunday Times 100 best small companies to work for, and we've been listed in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for the second year running.

"Working for Newton is not just a job. It's not just a 9-5. It's a chance to work with some exceptional people and surround yourself with brilliant individuals who will support, challenge and guide you through an intense, dynamic and rewarding career. It is a place to stretch yourself but also give yourself the opportunity to have a brilliant time and share some fantastic experiences with those you work (and live) with. The work itself is hard, and requires dedication and a lot of passion to be good at what we do, however, that just makes the results we achieve all the more rewarding. If it was easy, anyone could do it." - Toby Parnell

Newton's core values of exceptional performance, professionalism with respect and loving our people are of the utmost importance to us. They are a code we live by, guiding the way we work and the way we conduct relationships with clients, partners, external audiences and our colleagues. We encourage energy, enthusiasm and personal growth, always considering how we can foster improvements through new company initiatives.

A healthy work-life balance is actively encouraged, and Newton's directors also invest significant amounts of time and money in social programmes to reward employees for their hard work. Rewarding and motivating our people is important to us, as is publically recognising their achievements.

At Newton, we're passionate about fundraising and volunteering, and we have a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee to plan our annual programme and keep us on track. Some of our recent initiatives include the Race for Life, the Bacchus Half Marathon and the Great Gorilla run. We also work regularly with Engineers Without Borders, supporting, training and visiting EWB volunteers in deprived areas around the world as they work to remove barriers to development.

We take an active, responsible approach to reducing the impact of business operations on the environment – both within our own organisation and those we work with. The nature of many of our operational efficiency projects means we also help reduce energy consumption, emissions and waste. We also strive for excellence in every aspect of running our own business. We're committed to minimising any negative effects our operations may have on the environment and recently received our ISO: 14001 Environmental accreditation.


MAKING A DIFFERENCE - Tom Pope

"My colleagues are also my friends, and they're the most inspiring, passionate, supportive and engaging people I will ever meet. My work challenges me every day and I get to implement changes which make a difference to people's lives. We work hard, but we play just as hard to make up for it – every company says it but ask anyone about the fortnightly company-wide catch ups, quarterly Newton weekends and incredible Christmas and summer parties. Newton definitely walks the walk." - Kellie Preston

Newton's culture and drive is unique, and manifests itself in the high demand for our services, staff commitment, 35% annual growth, and repeated recognition as a Times Top 100 employer.

We are energetic, enthusiastic and committed to our work, but we also value our weekends, holidays and free time. We ensure that wherever you're working, you'll leave in time to be home for 6pm on Friday evening.

Newton people also value getting together and having as much fun as possible – it's particularly important when so many of us work in different locations around the country or perhaps even further afield. Every fortnight on Thursday evenings we all gather at a hotel (locations vary) for a social get-together followed by a Friday review day where we share project results, receive challenge and input, run through future plans, and discuss ideas. These events always have a buoyant, enjoyable atmosphere and give everyone the chance to catch up and relax after the demands of being on site. Realising how hard everyone works, teams on location also get together during the week for activities and nights out.

We arrange an activity day every quarter, legendary Christmas and summer parties, and subsidised Newton weekends which include events like music festivals, ski trips, sailing and visiting First and Second World War sites in Europe.


HAVING THAT ENERGY, FRIENDSHIP AND DRIVE - Andrew Hawes

"A lot of companies talk about developing their people, but everyone with previous experience from another employer says Newton is on another level. Compared to many of my peers who joined other companies, the difference in development is massive." - Paul King

We offer structured, rapid career progression that involves taking responsibility early on. Within three to four years you can expect to be a lead consultant, managing a team to deliver results. We also have a strong culture of openness, support and problem sharing, so help and advice from experienced consultants and directors is always on hand.

You'll learn fast. During the early part of your career, your development will be guided by one-on-one mentoring from the lead consultant on site – and you're always free to contact anyone in the company at any time for extra advice and input.

We have a formal appraisal process every six months to identify your strengths, address any weaknesses and plan your skills development. You'll also attend in-depth courses off-site designed to build your confidence and expertise in specific areas such as sales and marketing, project finance or production planning. And we welcome suggestions for courses that you feel might be beneficial to your career development.

Newton is actively involved in Engineers Without Borders UK – a student-led charity focused on removing barriers to development through engineering. These EWB programmes are an incredible opportunity to do something worthwhile for others while also stretching your own skillset. Newton consultants help train EWB volunteers, as well as support and visit them in their placements around the world.

When you join Newton, you join an organisation with high expectations. We recruit the brightest minds – people that enjoy meeting demanding challenges and want to work in dynamic, highly rewarding environments.

Our people drive our business. It's the quality of their work, their technical skills and their ability to communicate with colleagues and client teams at all levels that makes Newton exceptional.

Apply now here: http://www.newtoneurope.com/careers/join-newton/apply 

Newton Europe Reviews

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    I worked at Newton Europe part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Personal Development
    Energy
    Growth
    Impact
    Teamwork
    No limit on the number of promotions - so no internal competition for places
    Fun
    No weekend working (really)
    Impressive clients
    Share options for senior team
    A great place to learn
    A career accelerator

    Cons

    All consuming - flat out from 5:30am on a Monday until 6pm on a Friday every week. This could obviously be seen as a strength too!
    A strong culture for people with previous experience to join - it definitely can and has worked, but it takes time (years) and commitment to see it through
    Diversity - although there’s been a recent recognition of this and is beginning to change

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Newton Europe Awards & Accolades

  • Best Leadership Development Programme, The Training Journal Awards, 2018

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