• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Overview of the firm and function

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Our people make our firm – we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams. Our culture is a product of the combined mindsets and behaviours of our people which is through the Being Freshfields principles, outlined below:

  • we show respect to everyone
  • we are there for one another
  • we are open with each other
  • we are positive role models
  • We think and work globally – we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.

    We aim to add value in everything we do – we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.

    The Freshfields Global Centre provides both business and legal services to the firm. Our services are delivered in a way which supports the global nature of our firm and our clients, enables our fee earners to deliver exceptional service to our clients and to do that in a way which is efficient and effective.

    The Graduate Recruitment team recruits 60 vacation scheme students and 80 trainee solicitors a year. The Graduate Recruitment department manages every aspect of recruitment from university liaison through to the selection process.

    Freshfields is committed to promoting equality and diversity and to developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds make important and positive contributions to our business and how we service our clients.


    Role summary

    The Graduate Recruitment Assistant will be an integral part of the team, focusing on building student relationships, executing campus initiatives, managing the interview scheduling and providing support across the board.

    A core part of the role is to work collaboratively with the other Graduate Recruitment Assistants to provide support to the Graduate Recruitment Executives and Graduate Recruitment Manager. The Graduate Recruitment Assistant will have a key part to play in representing the firm at recruitment events. This role involves national travel.

    Key responsibilities and deliverables

  • Management of relationships with a number of the firm’s key target universities, through career services, sponsored events and focused activities
  • Assistance with the planning and organisation of university liaison events, including preparing marketing materials
  • Management and delivery of a range of virtual and in-person events
  • Assistance with organisation and delivery of the summer vacation scheme
  • Assistance with screening of workshop applications
  • Assistance in providing feedback to candidates
  • Management of interview rota – meeting and greeting candidates, administering assessments, point of contact for panel and candidates
  • Management of offer drinks and pre-vacation scheme events
  • Assistance with and delivery of on-site workshops and open days
  • Assistance with maintaining and updating the website and social media channels
  • Assistance with on-site administrative and organisational tasks across the team when required
  • Involvement with ad-hoc marketing and research projects as and when necessary, including management of online video content
  • Preparation of recruitment statistics and presentations for internal and external communication
  • Regular participation in ad-hoc on-site firm events and acting as face-to-face point of contact for prospective trainees
  • Requirements

  • Graduate
  • Good academic qualifications, including A-C GCSE English and Maths
  • Good written skills and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal communication skills, with a confidence to talk/present to groups of people
  • Team player who is well organised and can remain calm and professional under pressure whilst maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Experience in an office or administrative environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • High level of pc/database skills, including MS Office
  • Flexibility to run and/or attend events outside core working hours
  • Personal Attributes:

  • Resilience – Strong
  • Confidence – Strong
  • Professionalism – Excellent
  • Assertive and Convincing – Competent
  • Committed – Strong
  • Flexible – Excellent
  • High Level of Personal Integrity – Excellent
  • Empathetic – Competent
  • Inclusion

    Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing.

    Freshfields is a Ban the Box employer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when a conditional job offer is made. A conviction does not automatically lead to withdrawal of the offer: we make decisions on a case by case basis and take a number of factors into account (eg the role you are applying for and the circumstances of the offence). You would have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.


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