How can I prepare for the video interview?
Take 5 – 10
minutes to reflect on your qualities and achievements to date. We also
recommend you take a look at our website and do some research about
Newton. Most importantly we want you to be as natural as possible during
the interview so there is no need to prepare answers. Check your
microphone and camera is working, ensure you’re in a well lit location,
and we recommend wearing business casual dress. You do have the
opportunity to complete a practice question as many times as you want to
get you comfortable in front of the camera!
How can I prepare for the tests?
We write our own tests
which include a practice question. We would strongly recommend
practising free, online multiple-choice assessments (both numerical and
data orientated) as this will get you used to working under timed
conditions and refresh your numeracy skills.
How often can I apply to Newton?
You can apply to Newton
once every recruitment cycle, which typically spans from September to
December. If you attend a selection day or final interview, regardless
of the outcome, you will receive detailed, constructive feedback on your
performance which we hope you can work on before reapplying in the next
Do I have to be in my final year of study to apply to Newton?
we accept applications from students who are in all years of study.
However, we do find that candidates in their final or penultimate year
have accumulated relevant experience which aids them in their
What is the application process timeline?
This is mostly
down to you, and how quickly you complete the different stages. Once you
have completed the online part of your application it will be sent to
our recruitment team to review and they aim to review applications
within a week of submission.
If you are invited to a selection day, these are held regularly in
different locations across the UK and you will have the opportunity to
choose a date and location that is convenient for you. Final interviews
and dinners are also held regularly in a variety of locations. When you
are invited to the face-to-face stages of the application process we
advise you book onto the next most convenient date and location for you,
as our selection days and final interviews fill up quickly.
Does the time that I apply alter my chances of being offered a job?
days and final interviews take place from October onwards. Whilst you
are not in direct competition with other candidates on your selection
days or final interviews, we encourage you to apply as early as possible
as applications will close once the required number of offers have been
made. Additionally, we encourage you to apply early to ensure that you
secure a place on a selection day in your preferred location.
Does it matter if I do not have a scientific or engineering
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.
Does the location of the selection day I choose effect where I would
To make it easier for students to reach our selection
events, selection days and final interviews take place in several
different venues across the UK. If this is not possible to attend in
person due to COVID-19 restrictions we will provide a virtual
alternative. Our consultants are very mobile and normally live away from
home, near their client site from Monday to Friday. Neither the
selection day you choose, nor your home address will influence where you
would work as a consultant.
Do I have to come to the UK if I am applying from overseas?
can complete the online application form, the online tests and the video
interview from abroad, however if you are invited to attend a selection
day, you would be required to meet us in person, in the UK. If this is
not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions we will provide a virtual
Do I have to send a cover letter or CV when applying?
you are applying for the graduate role then we do not require a CV or
cover letter. If you are applying for the experienced consultant’s role
you will be asked to send in your CV when you apply.
Do you sponsor visas for international employees?
encourage applications from international students, and we would sponsor
your visa up to tier 2 if you were offered a job at Newton.
Do I need a driver’s licence to apply?
It is our
policy that all consultants hold a UK driver’s licence. However you
don’t need to have a license at the time of application, so long as you
obtain one by the time you start with us.
Do you offer summer internships?
We don’t currently offer
internships, however, we welcome applications from students during their
penultimate years for a deferred place
What is the Newton graduate starting salary 2020/21?