The people who work with us are very much individuals, but there are certain values and attributes all of us share.

Whatever your background – STEM, Arts or Humanities, and whether you have a Bachelor's degree, a Master's or a PhD – these are the qualities we look for:


Attributes we look for

We assess everyone on their own merits. We like people from diverse backgrounds with different ways of thinking and unique skillsets. It’s what helps us deliver the most creative and effective solutions for our clients.


Show us your curiosity. Prove you have a desire to leave no stone unturned when thinking up ideas and developing skills to improve yourself.


We want you to have belief in your abilities and respect for the talents of others. That’s how we work and we want to know that’s how you’ll work too.


No matter what degree you’ve studied, if you have the ability to use data to uncover meaningful insight, we would like to see it.


Demonstrate your will and determination to get things done. Complex and time sensitive problems are the most satisfying to solve. How have you showcased this before?

A supportive approach

You’ll need to be open to collaborating with clients and colleagues to discover the best solution.

Team spirit

It’s important that you’re ready to work hard as part of a team. This will allow you to form bonds that’ll help you rise to any challenge and will often develop into lasting friendships.

Key requirements

Are you...?

Self-driven & determined

Able to motivate yourself and look for opportunities to improve things? Staying motivated even through a task or project might be challenging.

Willing to travel

Working hand in hand with our clients to get the best results means being on-site and away from home during the week.

Flexible with your approach

Consulting isn’t your standard 9-5 role. Our ability to create real impact for our clients sometimes involves working longer hours during a critical stage of the project.


Successful consulting requires working well with others. This could be with our clients, who you’ll work with early on in your career at Newton, to your wider team. We achieve more through collaboration and cultivating stronger bonds.

Could you be a good consultant?

Watch these videos for advice from some of the faces of Newton who you might meet during your recruitment process.

Potential for Growth

The ability to reflect on your past performance is the foundation of growth and development for a career at Newton.
Emily Daborn
Lead Consultant

Transferable skills

Being part of a society or team demonstrates a keenness to go out and do things which will result in individual skills and behaviours.
Zoe Sciver
Principal Consultant

Effective Communication

Communication skills are absolutely critical - it’s that two-way exchange of information to make sure that the problem is understood and the solution works to solve it.
Chris Barton
Principal Consultant

Academic Background

Everything from core pure maths to geography - you don’t need to have a technical degree to be able to do this and really shine.
Sam Newton
Business Manager

Intellectual Curiosity & Leadership Potential

It’s important to have a growth mindset; someone who challenges assumptions, explores all possibilities and demands better.
Dan Simpson
Lead Consultant

Tell Your Story

What really matters is your thirst to improve and the way you work and deal with different people - how you collaborate, how you cope, what makes you tick, and what you want out of your future career.
Katie Quarmby

Looking for application tips?

Find out everything you need to know about applying for a job at Newton by watching our skills session videos.


Our graduate consulting capabilities

  • Operations Consultant

    Operations Consultant

    • £49,000 - £53,000 starting salary package, £2.5K sign on bonus (From September 2024)
    • Site-based, depending on project location
  • Digital Consultant

    Digital Consultant

    • £49,000 - £53,000 starting salary package, £2.5K sign on bonus (From September 2024)
    • Site-based, depending on project location
  • People & Change Consultant

    People & Change Consultant

    • £49,000 - £53,000 starting salary package, £2.5K sign on bonus (From September 2024)
    • Site-based, depending on project location


A chance for students to develop the skills needed to thrive in business consulting. This year, we will be running two streams. The Summer Academy – Pioneering Potential Programme for students from a lower socioeconomic background, and our Summer Academy to which we welcome all to apply.


  • Our consultants come from a variety of educational backgrounds, including art, music, and language. However, regardless of degree, our consultants are required to have strong analytical skills. There is a focus on testing your mathematical and data analysis abilities in our application process, but we do not require a science-based degree subject of our candidates.
  • We look for brilliant people who’d bring a range of skills to Newton. As we work on some of the most complex problems in the UK, we look for strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving abilities. Additionally, we work hand-in-hand with our clients so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are incredibly valuable as well.
  • Our experienced hire positions are only open to people with a minimum of 3 years of relevant consulting experience. Our graduate positions are open for anyone to apply. However, we must be transparent and stress that these are graduate positions and cannot be adjusted for candidates with several years of experience in other industries. All our graduates are treated the same, so this could become tedious for someone with many years of experience in previous positions.
  • There is no formal degree classification required for the role, however, we do look for strong analytical skills which are assessed in our online test.
  • We accept applications from already-graduated students, including previous candidates, so there is no time limit. That being said, if you have three or more years of relevant consulting experience, you would most likely be more suited to one of our experienced hire roles. More information about that can be found here: https://www.newtoneurope.com/careers/experienced

What you'll do

What you'll do

  • Site based, depending on project location
  • Public, Consumer and Defence and Infrastructure
What’s in it for you

What’s in it for you

  • From Sept 24: £49,000- £53,000 starting package, £2.5K sign on bonus
  • Flexible start date, profit share and more
  • Learning & Development and clearly defined career progression