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We hope that by browsing the relevant pages of the careers section, you will be able to find answers to your most immediate questions.

However, should you require more information on a particular subject, or simply prefer to discuss your individual circumstances with a member of the recruitment team, then please use the 'Ask a Question' facility.

This facility enables you to correspond direct with our recruitment team. We will endeavour to answer any outstanding queries you may have, but can also provide general information and advice on wider recruitment and selection matters.

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Can I apply speculatively?

Yes, we welcome all speculative applications, particularly those from qualified, public practice professionals working in the fields of audit, tax or accounts.  Simply complete the ‘Ask a Question’ fields below, remembering to upload your CV and state the type of position that interests you most. On receipt, I will circulate your details to the relevant heads of department.  Should your qualification and experience then prove to be of interest, I will contact you again with further information.

What if I am registered with a recruitment agency?

We appreciate the service provided by recruitment agencies and will happily work with selected agencies where terms of business have been agreed.  However, we always prefer interested candidates to contact us directly, so please bear this in mind.

What happens after I submit my application?

We will firstly send you an acknowledgment, confirming that your application has been received and also forwarded to the relevant department for consideration.  Then, once shortlisting has taken place, we will contact you again, to advise whether or not you have been successful in securing an interview.

What does the interview process comprise?

The selection process will naturally reflect the type and seniority of the role, but will always include an interview with either a Partner or a Manager and sometimes also the HR Manager. For training vacancies, we use timed exercises to determine key skills, while those joining into more senior roles may also be required to complete an occupational personality questionnaire.

Can I apply for a vacancy if I am not a resident of the UK?

There is no restriction on making initial enquiries or applying for any of the positions listed with Francis Clark, however, it is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your particular circumstances before applying for any positions.

Can I re-apply if I am unsuccessful?

Yes. Being declined is naturally disappointing, but if you are unsuccessful in securing a position at the first attempt, we hope this doesn’t deter you from submitting future applications, for roles which you feel may be suitable.

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