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What we look for

We want to work with individuals: people who can bring their own unique personality and outlook. Our firm is distinctive and we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us successful and different.

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ACHIEVING MY POTENTIAL (AMP)

We look for people from all kinds of backgrounds who share our values and qualities, and we do this by assessing them against our ‘Achieving My Potential’ framework – AMP.

AMP defines what we do and how we do it.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Our core competencies underpin the approach that each of us takes to our day-to-day working life. Our core competencies are:

  • A collaborative approach.
  • Decision-making capabilities.
  • A commitment to innovation and change.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Development of both ourselves and others.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Technical competencies are those that are particular to your role and the level you work at.

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THE ONLINE APPLICATION

The candidate profile and application will take you about 15 minutes to complete. You will need to have an electronic copy of your CV ready to upload. If you are studying towards a qualification, you will also need to upload copies of your transcripts with your application.

CV: This should cover your academic qualifications and employment history, and give concise details of important achievements and accomplishments at work or when studying. Please ensure you account for any gaps in your work history.

Qualified: If the role you have applied for requires a training contract, please can you supply your full exam transcript along with your application and one of our recruiters will be in touch regarding next steps.

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THE ASSESSMENT

The interview and selection process will vary for each role. However, there are certain key stages to the assessment process you should expect.

Application assessment: Your online application will be reviewed by one of our recruitment team. Your skills and experience will be assessed in relation to the role you have applied for. If your online application is successful, you will be allocated a dedicated recruitment adviser who will guide you through the rest of the recruitment process.

Telephone interview: The next step is a telephone interview with your recruitment adviser. They will give you more information about the role you have applied for. They will also want to understand more around your values and to discuss your experience in more detail.

Competency-based interviews: Depending on the work stream and grade of the role you have applied for, there will be one or two more interviews and sometimes a skills test. All of our interviews are conducted in line with our competency framework. Competency-based questions allow our hiring managers to make an objective assessment of your experience and assess the qualities that will help you succeed in your chosen role.

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THE OFFER

On successfully being offered the role, your recruitment adviser will contact you directly with a formal offer of employment.

We want people to succeed and we keep an open mind. If you don’t get the job you applied for, please don’t be disheartened, our team will consider whether your skills would be suitable for other parts of our business. They will contact you to discuss submitting your details for alternative opportunities.