From written application to final interview 

These are the different stages of the graduate application and interview process. Along the way you will have opportunities to meet members of our team from all levels, to ask questions and find out more about the work we do.



  1. Getting started: Written application

    We want to get a good overview of who you are. In your written application, please include the following:

    Your CV
    Please upload a recent copy of your CV. Please ensure your CV includes:
    - Recent employment history
    - Details of your academic history including details of any higher-level education
    - A list of your A levels and GCSE scores
    - A list of any academic, professional or personal awards
    - Details of two referees (please indicate whether these are professional, academic or personal)

    A personal statement
    Your personal statement is your chance to show us your personality. While we expect suitable business language, do not be afraid to enliven your statement with personal stories and anecdotes. We are a small and friendly firm interested in our people and you. We want to hear what excites you about working at CF.

    Ensure you cover the following aspects (in any order):
    - Why you would like to work in consultancy
    - Why you would like to work in healthcare
    - Why you would like to work for CF
    - What you would bring to our team and anything else you think we may be interested in about you.

    Please keep this to 1 page. This is a blind screening phase to ensure that we eliminate any unintentional bias, as part of our Diversity & Inclusion promise.

  2. Numerical test: run by Test Partnership

    We require all applicants to undertake an online numerical reasoning test as part of our recruitment process. You will receive an email from Test Partnership with instructions on how to complete this assessment. It is essential for your application to progress. Please note this is a timed assessment. You can use a calculator to complete it.

  3. First-round interview

    Applicants who have been successful with their initial application will be invited to attend a first-round interview. This will be a CV based discussion so we can find out more about your experience. We will ask you several situational questions which will assess your suitability to join the CF team. With current government guidelines this will be virtual.

  4. Assessment centre

    If you have been successful after the first-round interview you will be asked to attend our virtual assessment centre. You will be tested on your quantitative and verbal reasoning skills through a series of case interviews and a written exercise. You will need to demonstrate your ability to address typical consultancy challenges.  If you have been unsuccessful we aim to provide feedback within five working days. 

  5. Final interview

    The final interview provides the opportunity to assess your knowledge and understanding of CF, your willingness to learn and develop, and your overall ability to contribute to the growth of the organisation. This is also your opportunity to gauge the fit of the company for your personal goals.  If you have been unsuccessful in your final interview, we aim to provide feedback within five working days.

  6. Job offer

    A member of the HR team will be in contact by phone or email to let you know the outcome of the interview. 

All of our employment offers are subject to receiving satisfactory references, receiving proof of degree results and are dependent on your right to work in the UK.