Recruitment & Careers

Careers

Our success is dependent upon our staff and our working environment. We are genuinely committed to our people and their development through training and experience.

Walker Foster aims to create a workplace where everyone with appropriate ability and who commits to us can realise their potential and succeed.

When recruiting, we look for:

  • Academic qualifications and skills appropriate to role
  • Positive, upbeat people who enjoy challenge and take pride in their work
  • A willingness to take on responsibility and a desire to grow
  • Ability to work as part of a team

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We treat all individuals fairly and any decisions and selections are based solely on job-related criteria and the needs of the business.

Vacancies

Vacancies appear on our website and other social media but we also welcome speculative enquiries from those who genuinely believe that they can contribute and share success with us.

You can contact our Head of People, Helen Hardington on [email protected]

Work Experience for Students

Every year we welcome a number of young people for work experience placements. We try to make their time with us interesting and challenging so that they can experience life in a busy law firm environment.
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Lucy Simpson-Walker, an English undergraduate at the University of York, recently spent time with our litigation , family and private client departments and attended a court hearing, client appointments and conference with a barrister.

She had a busy week with some long days but reported an interesting, enjoyable and informative time.

We receive many applications and give preference to those living locally or in local schools and universities. If you are interested in a work experience placement please contact our Head of People on [email protected] Perhaps you will become a lawyer of the future!

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