CIL Management Consultants


Somerset-based consultancy seeks applicants with 0-2 years of relevant experience to help companies drive growth.

Key responsibilities for analysts:

The analyst role is the first stage in a strategy consultant’s career. It is a highly demanding job – we will expect a lot from you, but you will receive first class training and will gain valuable experience with which to build a successful career.

CIL analysts are an integral part of our project teams, and over their first year will be expected to:

  • Grasp new business models quickly, typically working on a different project every 4-6 weeks.
  • Take responsibility for testing commercial hypotheses through collecting and interrogating primary and secondary research.
  • Carry out rigorous quantitative analysis of industry and internal company datasets.
  • Play a key role in debating and refining hypotheses with the project manager and project leader, drafting clear & concise output for inclusion in the final report once agreed.
  • Get in front of clients and help present our findings – we firmly believe that early client exposure is a great way to learn & develop.
  • Help coach others. We have at least two new graduate intakes each year so after six months, our analysts will be expected to support new joiners in their own development.

Candidate requirements:

We have a team of ~150 highly qualified, highly skilled people across our three offices. Successful CIL people share some key attributes – we are supportive, non-hierarchical, hard-working, unpretentious and direct. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • Strong academic background (we are degree agnostic) from a world class university.
  • Intellectual horsepower and curiosity for solving business problems.
  • Motivation and ambition, able to stand on their own two feet.
  • Strong team working and people skills.
  • Outstanding numeracy, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Humility and quiet self-confidence – we are not an ‘alpha’ environment.
  • A keen sense of humour and broad shoulders.

We also encourage our people to pursue activities outside of work and keep their hobbies & interests from university going.