Careers/Business Services/Direct entry Direct entry Recruiting and developing talented professionals for our business services roles are integral to our success. See what that means for your career. Careers/Business Services/Direct entry An important part of the Freshfields team! We’re always interested in hearing from people with the right skills and we look for the very best people in our various departements. Our talented and dedicated business services teams help our lawyers deliver exceptional client service while ensuring our national and international offices run smoothly. Working with the world’s best lawyers requires great people, award-winning technology, continuous learning and an awesome working environment. In these pages, you will find an introduction to Freshfields Paris departments, where know-how plays an important part in the success of our law firm. Come and join our team! Finance Finance The specialists in our Finance team play a key role in our law office. They plan and control the budget and ensure that all business transactions are correctly documented in our system. Our Billing, Accounts Payable and Financial Control departments are responsible for the traditional tasks of accounting, procurement and, above all, for invoicing consulting services to our clients. General Services General Services General Services is the core of our full-service top law firm. They ensure the smooth running of our office by providing critical services such as welcoming clients and visitors, in-person and by telephone, delivering and receiving goods, as well as expediting all types of documents and/or communications. They are the centrepiece of our law firm, where all the pieces fit together to ensure the general line-up and smooth processes. Every day, our specialists make sure our clients and employees receive a professional service in an equally professional working environment. Human Resources Human Resources The Human Resources department does much more than search for suitable candidates. Our specialists also support them and ensure the individual development of each person through appropriate further training measures. They implement and design the complete worker life cycle in a professional manner. To achieve this, they work closely with our department supervisors and are competent contact persons for our partners, lawyers, executives and employees. IT IT Our IT specialists provide the digital infrastructure that is necessary within our law firm. System maintenance and development are among the important core tasks as well as hardware support and the ongoing development of our IT strategy. They form the technical backbone of Freshfields. Library & Information Service Library & Information Service Our specialists from the Library & Information Service team make sure that all the required information, references and sources are available to us in-house. This means they are directly involved in our success. Through a modern combination of different media, they ensure that the library is developed into centres of competence for providing reference data, information and literature. With valid literature, information and press research, the reference and information service also supports client work and client acquisition. Marketing and Business Development Marketing and Business Development Our Business Development department plays an important role in the acquisition of new clients and the development of existing client relationships. It is largely responsible for the strategic development of our firm, providing all the necessary business development, marketing and communications tools to enhance the frm’s top tier position. Activities include opportunity spotting; the implementation of marketing activities and publication of marketing collateral; development of strategic initiatives relating to target clients and client relationship management; devising a communication strategy for the local market; management of relationships with the press; writing and publishing content on the firm’s social media channels; managing the flow of content to the Firm’s website and organizing in-house and external events for clients. Secretaries Secretaries Assistance in the administrative office in our law firm has an indispensable function. It provides the interface between our clients and our lawyers, and is responsible for the organization of the secretary’s office. Through their know-how, our assistants ensure a smooth service for everyone involved on a daily basis. This ranges from correspondence on an international level to the coordination of deadlines and appointments, and the planning and follow-up of meetings and business trips. How to become a part of the team? What requirements do I need to apply for one of the vacancies at Freshfields? + The exact requirements for specific vacancies can be found in the respective job advertisement. How can I apply and what documents should I include with my application? + Please respond to an online vacancy (Freshfields website/ Linkedin). Your complete application should include a personal cover letter and your curriculum vitae. We look forward to reading your cover letter to understand why you believe working with us is what you want and finding out what it is you find so exciting about Freshfields. What are the next steps after my application? + After receiving all applications, we will make a pre-selection based on our selection criteria. If you are shortlisted, the next step will be to invite you to take part in a phone interview. Once this interview is successful, you will be asked to attend a physical interview. Do you have any tips for my interview? + Your application has been successful and you have received an invitation to a personal interview with us. Please prepare well. Convince us that you, and only you, are the right candidate for a position at Freshfields. What do you already know about Freshfields and the requirements of the position you have applied for? Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Remember to give yourself plenty of time so that you arrive on time and are relaxed for your agreed appointment with us. But, most importantly, don’t be nervous! Just be yourself during the interview. What will happen to my data? + We value your privacy and cares about the way in which your personal information is treated. The firm undertakes appropriate measures to ensure the protection and confidentiality of the personal information it holds or processes in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.