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We provide a world-class business education so that you can become an exceptional management consultant.

Graduates join CIL as analysts, the first stage in any management consultant’s career. CIL analysts are an integral part of our project teams and will be expected to collect and interrogate primary and secondary research, refine hypotheses with the rest of the team, and draft output for inclusion in the final report.

Analysts attend meetings and help present findings to clients – we believe that early client

exposure is essential to career development. Analysts also play a vital role in the recruitment process, mentoring interview attendees and new graduate intakes.

Senior analysts will often take ownership of entire workstreams or even smaller projects. They will increasingly have responsibility for guiding more junior members of the team.

 

At CIL, the fast pace of growth presents unrivalled opportunities for early responsibility and client exposure

Our two graduate intakes take place each year in April and September. We also offer a summer internship for penultimate year students, which runs for eight weeks from the start of July.

CIL's graduate programme
Graduate Hies at CIL
Graduate recruitment
Application criteria
  • Outstanding results from a world-class university.
  • At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have the right to work in the country of their respective office (i.e. UK or US).
  • Excellent numeracy and completely fluent written and spoken English.
  • Other language skills are an advantage, with many of our engagements featuring an international element. We’re particularly keen to meet candidates with business-level fluency in Danish, French, German, Spanish and Swedish.
How to apply

Candidates submit their CV / resume and covering letter through our online portal.

Successful candidates are then invited to complete a series of online assessments testing a mixture of numeracy, logic, commercial awareness and written skills. Following success in these stages, we run three rounds of interviews.

Analyst applicants (both intern and graduate) who reach the interview stage are allocated a CIL mentor – a recent new joiner who will be on hand throughout the application process for non-prejudicial support and guidance.

We are now accepting applications for our 2020 graduate programme.

RECRUITMENT EVENTS
Frome insight day

Tuesday 5th November 2019
14:00 - 18:00
CIL Management Consultants Frome, near Bath

We are delighted to offer our applicants the opportunity to attend our Frome insight event for 2019. Over the course of the afternoon, we will cover:

  • An introduction to CIL and management consulting
  • Consulting interview case study workshop and best practice
  • Q&A with the senior team
  • A recent joiner’s guide to our recruitment process
  • Informal drinks and nibbles with current CIL’ers

For the opportunity to be selected, please apply to our graduate/intern role and state your interest in the event within your cover letter.

 
Frome insight day

Tuesday 5th November 2019
14:00 - 18:00
CIL Management Consultants Frome, near Bath

We are delighted to offer our applicants the opportunity to attend our Frome insight event for 2019. Over the course of the afternoon, we will cover:

  • An introduction to CIL and management consulting
  • Consulting interview case study workshop and best practice
  • Q&A with the senior team
  • A recent joiner’s guide to our recruitment process
  • Informal drinks and nibbles with current CIL’ers

For the opportunity to be selected, please apply to our graduate/intern role and state your interest in the event within your cover letter.

Women in Consulting day

Tuesday 15th October and Thursday 24th October 2019
13.30 - 17.30
CIL Management Consultants London, near Bank

We are delighted to offer our applicants the opportunity to attend one of our two Women in Consulting events for 2019. Over the course of the afternoon, we will cover:

  • An introduction to CIL and management consulting
  • Consulting interview case study workshop & best practice
  • Q&A with the senior team
  • A recent joiner’s guide to our recruitment process
  • Informal drinks and nibbles with current CIL’ers

For the opportunity to be selected, please apply to our graduate/intern role and state your interest in the event within your cover letter.

 
Women in Consulting day

Tuesday 15th October and Thursday 24th October 2019
13.30 - 17.30
CIL Management Consultants London, near Bank

We are delighted to offer our applicants the opportunity to attend one of our two Women in Consulting events for 2019. Over the course of the afternoon, we will cover:

  • An introduction to CIL and management consulting
  • Consulting interview case study workshop & best practice
  • Q&A with the senior team
  • A recent joiner’s guide to our recruitment process
  • Informal drinks and nibbles with current CIL’ers

For the opportunity to be selected, please apply to our graduate/intern role and state your interest in the event within your cover letter.

We regularly host recruitment events and visit universities for careers fairs and presentations. Feel free to contact us for more information.

  • Upcoming events
    Country Location Event Date
    US Northwestern University Interviewing with the pros 20 Sep 2019
    US Northwestern University Careers fair 2 Oct 2019
    US Northwestern University Evening presentation 7 Oct 2019
    US University of Chicago Career fair 3 Oct 2019
    US University of Chicago Evening presentation 15 Oct 2019
    US University of Michigan Consulting and finance careers fair 6 Sep 2019
    US University of Notre Dame Consulting careers fair 10 Sep 2019
    US University of Notre Dame Consulting symposium 11 Sep 2019
    US University of Notre Dame Evening presentation 23 Sep 2019
    UK Imperial College London Careers fair 3 Oct 2019
    UK Imperial College London Evening presentation 21 Oct 2019
    UK London School of Economics Consultancy careers fair 8 Oct 2019
    UK London School of Economics Evening presentation 21 Oct 2019
    UK University College London Management consultancy careers fair 2 Oct 2019
    UK University College London Evening presentation 14 Oct 2019
    UK University of Bath Careers fair 17 Oct 2019
    UK University of Bath Lunchtime presentation 29 Oct 2019
    UK University of Bath Post graduate fair 8 Aug 2020
    UK University of Birmingham Business, finance and consultancy fair 23 Oct 2019
    UK University of Bristol Banking and consulting careers fair 30 Sep 2019
    UK University of Bristol Employer showcase fair 8 Oct 2019
    UK University of Bristol Evening presentation 21 Oct 2019
    UK University of Cambridge Consultancy fair 16 Oct 2019
    UK University of Cambridge Evening presentation 29 Oct 2019
    UK University of Cambridge Summer careers fair 25 Jun 2020
    UK University of Durham Careers fair 22 Oct 2019
    UK University of Durham Evening presentation 4 Nov 2019
    UK University of Exeter Business school placements & internships fair 26 Sep 2019
    UK University of Exeter Careers fair 15 Oct 2019
    UK University of Exeter Lunch time presentation to the Business School 24 Oct 2019
    UK University of Exeter Evening presentation 24 Oct 2019
    UK University of Exeter CV clinic 25 Oct 2019
    UK University of Manchester Careers fair 10 Oct 2019
    UK University of Oxford Consultancy fair 22 Oct 2019
    UK University of Oxford Evening presentation 31 Oct 2019
    UK University of Warwick Business and consultancy fair 17 Oct 2019