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Newton Europe Overview

Abingdon, England
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Consulting
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Some would call us a consulting firm. But we’re not a traditional one. We take on our clients’ apparently insurmountable challenges, and surmount them, helping to crack some of the biggest challenges that businesses and public sector organisations face ... Read more

Mission: Some would call us a consulting firm. But we’re not a traditional one. We take on our clients’ apparently insurmountable challenges, and surmount them, helping to crack some of the biggest challenges that businesses and public sector organisations face ... Read more

Company Updates

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Newton Europe – Why Work With Us?


Tackling Some Of The Biggest Problems

Some would call us a consulting firm but we’re not a traditional one. We take on our clients’ apparently insurmountable challenges, and surmount them. But what exactly does this mean in practice? For one client – in the social care sector – it meant reducing Child in Need and Child Protection caseload numbers by 29%. For another – in the retail sector – it meant growing revenues by billions and fundamentally changing the way 80,000 people work. And for yet another – in the defence sector this time – it meant getting 64% more value out of every pound spent on a major build programme.

Never Not Newton

We don’t do off-the-shelf solutions or off-the-top-of-our-heads answers. We come into each project with our minds, as well as our eyes and ears, wide open. We get to know our clients, from the top floor to the shop floor. We probe every part of their organisation. We avoid easy answers. Instead, we ask tough questions. We’re interested in the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what’. And we care about driving the results that deliver the greatest impact. We trust the resourcefulness of our people – so much so that we put our fee on the line to guarantee results for our clients. Our goal is always to deliver a measurable result. We’re accountable for ourselves and each other. And we stick around until we’ve made change happen.

Our Culture

Newton values people from all kinds of backgrounds, with different passions, viewpoints, aspirations and ideas. The one thing we all share is a deep interest in others - we pride ourselves on the level of support we give to each other. You’re both colleagues and friends.

There’s a definite thrill to be had in our line of work. The projects are intellectually demanding, complex and often quite intense. That’s why, we’ll make sure that you’re home by 6pm on Friday. And that you don’t have to leave for work again before 6am on Monday.

We also have subsidised breaks throughout the year. Previous trips have included Italy for white-water rafting, Scandinavia for the Northern Lights, a castle on a private island for a murder-mystery weekend and Glastonbury festival.

Newton Charity Work

If you like the idea of giving something back, there’s a commitment to fundraising and volunteering at Newton that’s an inherent part of our culture. In fact, we have a dedicated Newton Foundation which is involved in a range of social mobility projects.

Development at Newton

We’re a fast-growing business, so career opportunities are abundant. And with all the support, training and development you need, there’s really no stopping you. There's constant, hands-on support provided by your line manager and a dedicated development manager, blindingly fast career progression where we promote on merit not tenure and support from amazing teams that always have your back.

If you join as a graduate we go to extraordinary lengths to help you make the most of your talents.

  • A comprehensive induction followed by a week on site applying the skills you’ve gained as part of a live project team.
  • On-the-Job learning - from week five, you’ll be on a project, with a client, running your own workstream.
  • Regular feedback and support - weekly one-to-ones with your line manager and peers. And a development manager who you’ll meet with regularly to discuss your career goals and how to achieve them.
  • Training with in-house experts – drawing on a wealth of knowledge from senior people at Newton through to consultants who were in your shoes a few years ago. And rather than standard classroom learning, we offer management courses in Europe and leadership training in Costa Rica.
  • Online learning platform – to download and share resources. A one-stop-shop that offers everything from TED Talks to blogs to real-life case studies.
  • A clear path to success – you’ll start as a consultant, go on to manage a team, own client accounts, lead projects and finally, influence the growth of Newton itself

Join Us

We’re not normal. To have the kind of impact we do we need to be different. Not just in how we do business, but the people we hire.

If you’re different, because you can shoulder responsibility from day one; if you’re eager to join one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies and push yourself to develop just as fast; and if you want to be part of a supportive and tenaciously challenging culture. Then that’s some differences we’ve got in common already..

Apply now here: Join Us

Want to Know more?

Have questions about the application process? Or want to hear more about what life in Newton is actually like? checkout our Questions page which is full of insights where you can find out more. Alternatively we would actively encourage you to Get In Touch 

Newton Europe Reviews

  • "Impactful, Inspirational, Tough, Rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Newton's work is everything I hoped it would be: not your typical consulting, guaranteed to make a difference, very hard work but very worth it. I've worked in many companies before Newton and - whilst we definitely don't get it right every time - I've never worked in a company that tries harder and faster to improve.

    Don't kid yourself, this isn't a 9-5 and it is intense. In my mind it should be, you're well paid and on the hook for real, measurable improvement. Having been a consulting 'client' before, this can-do and high-energy attitude is what makes the difference. A role in consulting (anywhere) isn't likely to suit you if you need to be at home a lot or can't commit to the job, but it's worth it if you can make it work.

    Some of the more challenging reviews on here mention struggles with wellbeing, mental health and support from the business. I really feel for anyone that hasn't felt supported. Personally, I've never worked in a company with a better focus on health, well-being and employee engagement. Clearly this relies on the individuals involved, and we don't get it right every time, but don't be dissuaded. I've gone from an annual development review (if I was lucky), to feedback and development every week. This won't be right for everyone, but if you want to progress quickly I can't think of anything better.

    Cons

    Inevitably the travel away from home and the hours are the major downsides. Expect to be away from home from 6am on a Monday to 6pm on a Friday until you're more senior. This is important so we can be onsite with our clients - we can't do what we do from a head office or from home. That being said, with COVID we're looking at this and how we can learn from having to work from home.

    We're also still definitely working on our diversity and inclusion - but making huge strides. Coming from engineering companies our gender balance is SO much better, but we have a way to go to be as diverse as we can be. There's lots of focus on this, a lot of very passionate people, and a real honesty about the problem and solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Keep up the focuses on development, wellbeing and diversity, and it would be great to learn what we can from COVID about improving our work/life balance.

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Newton Europe Photos

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Newton Europe Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Newton Europe.

    Interview

    After applying, there are two online tests (numerical interpretation and data interpretation). After getting through that they gave me a video interview where they asked me three questions and took about 15 minutes to complete.

    After that they invited me to an assessment day. First there was an introduction task (introduce your neighbour), then we redid the online tests, did a solo case study and a group case study before breaking for lunch. During this stage the select a few to continue on to reflective interviews.

    Interview Questions

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Newton Europe Awards & Accolades

  • Best Leadership Development Programme, The Training Journal Awards, 2018
  • 19th, Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, 2019

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