Head Office Graduate Programme

Salary:
£31,000 to £34,000 + benefits
Location:
South East, Abingdon
Deadline:
30th December 2019
Start date:
September 2020
Job type:
Graduate job
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Due to continued growth of our Head Office, we’re looking for several bright and capable graduates to join our Head Office team, in permanent, full-time roles based in our Head Office in Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire. We offer you a programme consisting of a series of approximately 4 month placements in different functions (Finance, Recruitment, Events, Operations and more) plus significant development, giving you the opportunity to add value and learn skills and functional expertise, and get a wide range of commercial experience in an entrepreneurial growing business. We want to put you on a path to become a future leader of one of our Head Office functions and expect people to graduate off the program after 2 years to join one of these functions.



WE ARE NEWTON.


We’re a team of the brightest and most curious minds with a fundamental belief that every organisation can be better.


We crack some of the toughest business and public sector challenges of the day. Not with reports or copy & paste thinking. But by pinpointing and implementing the changes that will make the biggest difference.


We never start out assuming we know the answer. But we’re always certain we’ll find it and see it through to the finish. By uncovering the data that means the most important decisions are made with facts, not opinions. By bringing together a group of people who live and breathe delivering results. And by embedding in our clients this same passion, self-belief and know-how to thrive on any challenge in the future.


We believe so strongly in what we can achieve together that we stand by the founding idea of Newton – guaranteeing 100% of our fees against delivering results that are recognised by everyone, from the frontline to the boardroom.


We demand better in everything we do. We think you should too.



What is the role?


We are currently a team of 85 in Head Office at Newton. Due to continued growth, we’re looking for several bright and capable graduates to join our Head Office team, in permanent, full-time roles based in our Head Office in Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.


We offer you a series of approximately 4-month placements in different functions, giving you the opportunity to add value and learn skills and functional expertise, plus a wide range of commercial experience in an entrepreneurial growing business.


Some of the functions you could work in during rotation are:


  • Recruitment
  • Talent Development
  • Finance
  • Consultant Scheduling
  • Events
  • Engagement
  • Operations
  • Marketing

Progressing through your graduate programme, you’ll likely gain an aptitude and desire for a certain area of the business and be keen to progress from the programme into a particular function after 18-24 months.


The ideal candidate we are looking for would then be excited by and capable of continuing to progress through positions in the Head Office function they joined, looking to have a long-term plan of progressing through a deep specialist skillset or business management.


How do we develop and reward you?


We maximise the potential of our people, whether in client-based consulting roles, or in Head Office functions. The prospects for career and personal development in this role are no exception, with future possibilities across any part of the Head Office.


Supporting you starts from day one. Throughout your time at Newton, you’ll get support from several sources – from stretching projects, on-the-job feedback and developmental guidance from our leaders.


For the duration of your Graduate Development programme, you will be working in your cohort with a Management Sponsor, who has been assigned to your group to provide guidance and support. The major part of the curriculum is structured around Breakfast Sessions called ‘Food for Thought’ (FFTs) which are coached sessions with exercises, peer support and time for personal reflection. These will be once every 6 weeks. You will also take part in some longer courses including the ‘Impact’ programme and our ‘Induction Training Camp’ both in offsite locations. Beyond the Graduate Programme your development will continue. You’ll have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression and receive regular appraisals and annual pay reviews.


We offer a highly competitive salary and our generous benefits package includes Life Assurance, Income Protection, pension contributions and 25 days’ holiday. Your overall starting package will be £31,000-34,000 per annum plus a £3,000 joining bonus.


Joining us also brings many social benefits! We have a full social calendar with Autumn and Spring activity days, Christmas events, a 3-day Summer event and 4 Newton-sponsored weekends a year.


Your education, skills and experience


  • You’ll be a high calibre individual, with exceptional levels of personal drive and eagerness for personal development. An analytical mind, strong communication skills and a positive attitude are essential to fit into the Newton culture.
  • You’ll be on your way to, or have achieved, a graduate level qualification and have the below skills and attributes:
  • Able to deal with a rapidly-changing environment and act on your own initiative
  • Belief in demanding better in everything you see and then the drive to make changes happen
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including being able to inspire others toward change
  • Able to empathise with others
  • Numerate and able to solve problems with a data-based approach
  • Passion for personal development and able to self-reflect on your abilities
  • Good IT skills
  • Organised and able to prioritise competing demands
  • A sense of humour and be a pleasure to work with


We value diversity


We value diversity. We recognise that the more diverse our people, the better we can operate as a company and serve the society in which we exist. We're 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.



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