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Application details and method of selection
Our online application form can be accessed via our website and asks for your details, qualifications and work experience as well as asking you six competency based questions. The questions are designed so that you tell us about yourselves and your experiences and allow you to tell us your own story.
All applications are carefully assessed and if successful you will be invited to complete an online verbal reasoning test prior to joining us for a one week vacation scheme in July. We do ask that you ensure you are available in July on the dates detailed in the application form.
Should you be successful at obtaining a place on our vacation scheme, you will be assessed throughout as to your suitability to be offered a training contract. While here, you will spend time in five of our departments where you will undergo a set task. You will be asked to take part in a practical group exercise, sit a written technical exercise and get involved in various ice breaker tasks as well as listen to partners and associates who will tell you about their journey to where they are now. There will also be a chance to have lunch with the partners on your first day! Towards the end of the week, there will be a short interview with two partners based on the technical exercise completed earlier in the week. If you are successful at the vacation scheme stage you will be invited in for a formal competency based interview with a further two partners.
We believe this process of assessment of future trainees is more effective as you will get to know us and understand what it means to work at Fox Williams. You choose us as we choose you.
Firm description and career prospects
If you’re not familiar with our name, our story is a little different to other City firms. For a start, we’re a business law firm that has first-hand experience of launching a new business venture – our own.
Our founding partners left their respective City practices in 1989 to found Fox Williams. We understand the challenges, risks, rewards and enormous opportunities involved in building and sustaining a business – through good times and more challenging and uncertain ones.
Not only has it been enlightening, it has also helped to shape our values and our culture.
Our clients tell us that they instruct us first and foremost because they value the premium quality of our work. They also appreciate our responsive, personal approach that gives them access to senior advisers and to clear, pragmatic advice.
Every one of our lawyers could have a career at a larger City firm – and many have done so. They are all brilliant minds who want to deliver the highest quality service. They also want to work in an environment that values team work as well as entrepreneurial thinking – and which actively encourages them to express an opinion openly.
Ultimately, it’s not what we say about ourselves that counts. The true measure of our value is the clients we continue to work with, the quality of the work we do for them and the calibre of the lawyers who want to join our teams.
We know, as a professional services firm, that the quality of our people is what sets us apart – which is why we are so committed to recruiting the best.
Our commitment to our people is demonstrated in our core values and through our Gold accreditation to Investors in People. We consistently deliver on career development and are proud of our achievements.
At Fox Williams, everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and enjoy their work. Although the work can be demanding – our open, friendly culture ensures that work is never a chore.
So whether you are looking for a training contract or you are a qualified lawyer or a support professional, we believe we can offer unparalleled career opportunities in a firm where the personal approach we take, really does make all the difference.
Training contract programme
You get to have the entire team supporting you
The support that you will receive both professionally and personally at Fox Williams we believe is second to none. We appreciate that embarking on your training contract with us will be a steep learning curve but we will provide you with an effective support network. The partners in your department will all take an active part in training you, taking an interest in you, supporting and developing you.
You get to work with great people
At Fox Williams you will get to work with great people and be part of a team that has been awarded the Gold Investors in People accreditation.
You get to have a great working social life
At Fox Williams we have a dedicated social and charity committee which regularly organises events for all staff. This is in addition to our Christmas party and our quarterly firm-wide get togethers. There are also frequently informal social gatherings both in-department and across the departments.
You get to have excellent quality training
Our small intake of trainees each year guarantees that you will have the opportunity to work on a one-to-one basis with many of our expert partners and lawyers and it would not be unusual for you to have training from all partners in the department. Fox Williams trainees enjoy a great deal of responsibility from the very outset of the training contract. We realise that this might seem a daunting prospect to you, but you will be provided with the support needed to enable you to welcome this responsibility and subsequently learn and develop at a quicker pace.
You get to be part of the team
You should expect to be regarded as part of the team at Fox Williams from day one. We will actively involve you and expect you to be involved in all aspects of the departments work load and of the firm’s ongoing success.
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Type of practice
Niche, Corporate & Commercial, General Practice, General Commercial
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