We are committed to being the best consultancy to work for by providing all our employees with a supportive environment and world-class business education.

A career at CIL offers the opportunity to work across interesting engagements for fast-growing innovative businesses; rapid career progression and industry-leading development. So, regardless of whether you are looking to join us straight after graduating from a top-tier university or business school, move across from another leading consultancy or transition from industry, take a look at our open roles to see what a career at CIL could offer you.

Our engagements are typically quite short, meaning that employees have the opportunity to work with lots of different people across the company and on a wide variety of projects. Career progression can be rapid – most of the CIL senior team started as either Analysts or Managers, and we actively support our employees towards promotion through frequent, structured feedback.

We are committed to building an open and diverse workforce where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive. We also have a strong focus on social impact and sustainability.

Life at CIL Although we work in structured project teams, we are socially very equal, lively and inclusive. There are no corner offices, no private fiefdoms and no cliques.

Socials: We’ve got an incredible social scene, with regular events organized by our social committees in all of our offices and twice-yearly company parties. When we finish a project, our teams have a post-project celebration. We’re not about ‘enforced fun’ – people genuinely enjoy spending time with one another, which is part of what makes us special.

Support: Supportiveness is integral to achievement and something we pride ourselves on at CIL. Every member of staff has a career manager who mentors and supports them on their journey, as well as a “buddy” system when they join.

Training: We provide a high-quality training program delivered within a hugely supportive learning environment (including structured modules from Analyst to Partner, and support to study for relevant qualifications).

Health and wellness: As well as private health insurance, we offer regular HIIT and Pilates classes for all CILers.

 
Life at CIL Although we work in structured project teams, we are socially very equal, lively and inclusive. There are no corner offices, no private fiefdoms and no cliques.

Socials: We’ve got an incredible social scene, with regular events organized by our social committees in all of our offices and twice-yearly company parties. When we finish a project, our teams have a post-project celebration. We’re not about ‘enforced fun’ – people genuinely enjoy spending time with one another, which is part of what makes us special.

Support: Supportiveness is integral to achievement and something we pride ourselves on at CIL. Every member of staff has a career manager who mentors and supports them on their journey, as well as a “buddy” system when they join.

Training: We provide a high-quality training program delivered within a hugely supportive learning environment (including structured modules from Analyst to Partner, and support to study for relevant qualifications).

Health and wellness: As well as private health insurance, we offer regular HIIT and Pilates classes for all CILers.

A sustainable choice We strongly believe that when you’re fulfilled you do your best work for your clients. Consulting can be a challenging job, but we are committed to ensuring life at CIL is an attractive long-term career option.

Transparent calendars: We can all see when someone has an event booked out in their diary, and work around each other’s plans and commitments.

No facetime: We’re not a facetime culture. When your work is done, you log off!

WFH: We operate a hybrid work model at CIL. If you need to work from home, just let your team know.

Emergency childcare: If your childcare arrangements fall through, CIL will cover the cost of five days per year of emergency childcare.

TOIL: Some consulting projects are more challenging than others. When a project has required longer hours, the team is given the time off in lieu to rest and recover.

Sabbaticals: Sometimes, annual leave just isn’t enough time to get things done. Sabbaticals for Senior Analysts and above are actively encouraged at CIL.

 
A sustainable choice We strongly believe that when you’re fulfilled you do your best work for your clients. Consulting can be a challenging job, but we are committed to ensuring life at CIL is an attractive long-term career option.

Transparent calendars: We can all see when someone has an event booked out in their diary, and work around each other’s plans and commitments.

No facetime: We’re not a facetime culture. When your work is done, you log off!

WFH: We operate a hybrid work model at CIL. If you need to work from home, just let your team know.

Emergency childcare: If your childcare arrangements fall through, CIL will cover the cost of five days per year of emergency childcare.

TOIL: Some consulting projects are more challenging than others. When a project has required longer hours, the team is given the time off in lieu to rest and recover.

Sabbaticals: Sometimes, annual leave just isn’t enough time to get things done. Sabbaticals for Senior Analysts and above are actively encouraged at CIL.

What we look for

We employ inquisitive self-starters so that new joiners can make a significant contribution to projects and solve client problems from day one.

Successful CIL people share some common attributes:

  • Strong academic background (we are degree agnostic) from a world-class university.
  • Intellectual horsepower and curiosity for solving business problems.
  • An appetite for testing themselves and using past mistakes as a springboard to keep improving.
  • Motivation and ambition, ability 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.
  • A keen sense of humour and broad shoulders.