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Recruitment process at Stibbe

It starts on this website ...

Complete your profile on StibbeConnect and look for a vacancy that suits your preferences or simply let us know in which direction you want to go.

We will make a first selection based on your CV, covering letter and various criteria such as: open vacancies, academic results, linguistic skills and so on.

We always send you a reply and we try to do this within two weeks after receipt of your application.

A speedy selection process

If you are selected, we will invite you to a first interview with a member of our HR department and a lawyer. This interview will take about an hour (and give you an opportunity to experience the central location and easy access to our building in Brussels City Centre).

The main purpose of this interview is to check whether you meet the basic requirements we expect from   all our lawyers. We will cover issues such as your legal knowledge, critical thinking, motivation, linguistic skills, social sensitivity and so on.

This is also your chance to ask questions.

If we are happy with this first contact and you are as well, we will arrange for a second interview.  This time you will meet the partner(s) and/or counsel(s) for whom you would work. They will tell you about their expectations and the way they organise work within their teams. This is your moment to connect with potential colleagues and ask them all about the specifics of the job.

If we are happy with this second interview and you are as well, we will make you an offer to join our firm. We usually ask that you reply within two weeks of the offer.

It is as simple as that.

For summer trainees it is even simpler:

After a first selection based on your CV, you may be invited for an interview with a member of the HR team (we start these interviews in December of each year).

A final selection is then made from the candidates interviewed. We recruit around 20 summer trainees each year.

This text has been written in English. 
The content of StibbeConnect is in French, Dutch and sometimes English. The idea is to reflect reality and to show that these three languages are frequently used in our day-to-day office life.

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