Given our very distinct culture, we also recognise that Oxford & Beaumont may not be the right place for everyone – even some of the most gifted individuals. In addition to sharing our values it takes a certain level of ambition, self-confidence and initiative, cosmopolitan orientation and a global view to thrive at Oxford & Beaumont. We refer to the people who have these qualities as being ‘O&B-ish’. Our interviews focus more on the ‘O&B-ish’ qualities.
We recruit each team member to the same exacting standard and challenge them with early responsibility in a meritocratic and supportive culture where each individual can thrive. While our expectation is that most of our team members will progress through the ranks, our culture is also an ‘up or out’ culture. The nature of our work and the culture of the Firm are such that we cannot have any weak links – we will therefore part company with those who stop performing or consistently fall below standards we have set for ourselves.