The Summer Academy
The Summer Academy
Our Newton Summer Academy is returning for August 2023! This year, we’re excited to announce two streams for our summer internship opportunity – The Summer Academy and The Summer Academy – Pioneering Potential Programme. The former is designed for all students of any background to apply, whereas the latter has been created to elevate and provide opportunities for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The identical programmes aim to help students develop the knowledge and skills required to pursue a successful career in consulting.
You’ll visit our office in Oxfordshire, and spend four weeks learning from Newton consultants and external trainers to support your development and abilities. In both streams, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to work as a consultant and begin developing the skills you’d need to be a successful consultant. At the conclusion of the internships, we’d like you to have gained a better understanding of what a career in consulting involves, and hope that you’d like to come and join the Newton team! So, we’ll invite you to fast track through our Graduate Consultant Application process – straight to Final Interview.
What we’ll offer to you
This programme will take place during August 2023, and we are offering a pro rata salary of £21,000 with all travel and accommodation expenses covered by Newton.
Over the four weeks, you’ll learn and apply our core methodology, learning about what it means to be a consultant at Newton and what this looks like in practice. During your first two weeks, you’ll be exposed to training that covers how our consultants solve some of the toughest and most challenging problems in the business world. We’ll host training sessions that centre on professional skills that are applicable to any sector and industry.
Following your two weeks of formative training, you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to a real consultancy project for one of our charity partners. At Newton, we have a strong feedback culture, meaning you’ll be sure to take away a clear understanding of where your personal strengths lie, and key lessons you’ll be able to apply to your future career.
What we will be looking for in you
The Summer Academy is an introduction to consulting so no prior experience is needed, however we're looking to see in you:
- Strong analytical and conceptual capabilities, but you don't need to be an engineer or mathematician
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
- Real self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- The ability to draw meaningful insights from an ocean of information
- Self-motivation and an eagerness to take on early responsibility
- A collaborative mindset and ability to work effectively as part of a team
- A highly flexible and adaptable approach
The skills and attributes outlined in this overview above are no means exhaustive and we welcome candidates who can bring different relevant experiences to the role.
The first step of our application process will involve a short application form that doesn’t require the addition of a CV or cover letter. Next, you’ll complete a series of tests involving numerical, verbal and situational judgement tests followed by a video interview. Following this, you’ll attend a virtual Selection Day with other candidates. If you’re successful at Selection Day, we will make you an offer to join us for a summer internship!