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Competency areas

An introduction to selection criteria

Our selection criteria allow us to identify the people most likely to thrive in our business environment. Below are some examples of the competencies that you will need to demonstrate during our selection process.

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#1: Communication

A huge part of your role will involve working in teams and communicating with clients regardless of which service line you join. This competency helps assess how individuals communicate. We are looking for individuals who are expressive, clear and concise and have the ability to quickly form relationships with others in a variety of situations.

#2: Achievement of goals

The commitment and motivation to succeed and meet objectives, both personal and business related, is hugely important within the firm. This competency assesses drive and determination. We look for individuals who can demonstrate examples of persistence and energy when required to meet or exceed objectives or well-defined goals and also who respond well to pressure.

#3:Commercial awareness

This is the ability to demonstrate an interest in business and knowledge of any current issues that may be impacting your chosen field.

#4: Career motivation

This competency is assessed throughout our recruitment process, from application to final assessment. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate knowledge of what a career in a professional services firm involves, particularly in your chosen field. We also look for individuals who are able to explain why they have an interest in these areas.

#5: Planning and organisational skills

We are looking for individuals who take responsibility for the completion of tasks and ensure that detail is not overlooked when involved in a project. You will also have good time management skills and will be able to prioritise tasks effectively.

#6: Adaptability

The ability to adapt to change is hugely important in any organisation. This competency assesses an individual’s ability to be positive in the face of change and resourceful in responding to major changes.

#7: Problem solving

We are looking for individuals who can analyse, distil and solve practical problems, generate new ideas and make sound judgements in complex situations. We also look for individuals who can demonstrate examples of motivating others towards a particular course of action.

We are looking for individuals who can analyse, distil and solve practical problems, generate new ideas and make sound judgements in complex situations.

We also look for individuals who can demonstrate examples of motivating others towards a particular course of action.

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