Newton Europe graduate recruitment

Optimising the Newton Europe graduate recruitment experience.

Challenge: Newton Europe is an Oxford-based operational performance improvement specialist, working with clients including British Airways, BAE Systems, Nissan and several NHS Trusts. It recruits operational improvement consultants in three areas – operational, procurement and supply chain and business technology. The firm needed an applicant system that could help it fill crucial graduate roles quickly with the best quality consultants. Newton’s approach is different – deliberately.  They work hand in hand with their clients, delivering at the coalface. Together, they crack some of the largest and most complex challenges in the public and private sectors, by pinpointing and implementing the changes that will create the greatest impact.

Using Oleeo Technology

Newton isn’t like other consultancies or employers. Our business model is purposefully disruptive. They seek to hire extraordinary people and give them levels of responsibility to match and work from the front-line for the duration of their projects and then guarantee their fees against delivering measurable results. Staff are duly rewarded – they promote their staff based on merit rather than time-in role or quotas and pledge that they don’t work weekends and are home by 6pm on a Friday. Their approach is built to have a refreshing lack of politics but a pledge to challenge the status quo. Additionally, they also care a great deal about bigger causes. There’s a commitment to fundraising and volunteering that runs right the way through its culture.

What led to the need for a new system?

Newton was known for being one of the top paying graduate employers but wanted to amplify its profile and become more scalable. It had three key needs from a new system:

  • Double the number of offers Newton makes
  • Increase the number of applications Newton receives
  • Completely overhaul our recruitment process to sustainably deliver results

What did Oleeo deliver?

Oleeo deployed its Campus & Early Careers solution, built to help recruiters with finding, nurturing and hiring the best new talent covering college/school leavers, university/MBA graduates, apprentices and interns. It covers the entire journey of an applicant from attraction and engagement to on-boarding, helping to reduce the high risk of such reneging.

Our automation technology is built to enable time efficiencies and save on resourcing costs so that you recoup your investment within the first year of using it and can focus on crucial engagement to avoid the risk of reneged offers.


Key results identified by Newton include:

A 73% increase in applications submitted

Reduced screening time from 15.5 days to 7.5days

Averaged 500 sign ups per guerrilla graduate events

Rise from 57th to 37th position in The Times top 100

A new 16 question framework was put in place, helping to create a process which was agnostic and did not rely on a candidate’s degree.

Increased assessing time per candidate 4.5hrs to 5.5hrs.

Increased one on one assessor time with candidates.

More objective decisions made on data.

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