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About CIL Management Consultants

CIL is a leading management consultancy serving growth clients in UK, European and US markets. We help clients to grow their businesses, build value and invest wisely. Most of our engagements involve an M&A element, primarily to advise private equity firms who are looking to invest in high growth businesses. We also provide strategy consulting to a variety of companies, from global blue chips to successful growth businesses. We work across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, technology, media and financial services.


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.

What it’s like to work at CIL:

We are committed to being the best consultancy to work for by providing all of our employees with a supportive environment and world-class business education. We think a ‘culture’ is something larger firms have to invent. Ours is the product of the individuals we employ.

We are hard-working, down-to-earth and direct. Teams are small and tight-knit, agile and collaborative. Projects are typically quite short, meaning employees have the opportunity to work with lots of different people across the company and on a wide variety of projects.

Consulting can be a challenging industry, but we believe our consultants thrive while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We strive to make the work sustainable and create an environment which all employees can enjoy. Many of our senior staff joined as analysts and have stayed at CIL through most of their career – this is unique in the consulting industry.

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.

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The facts

Organisation's locations: 
London, Frome (near Bath)
Employer size: 
51 to 250 employees
Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: