'Give in to your feelings - join Freshfields today!'
The Force is with Freshfields, which prematurely launched its new jobs portal this week to reveal an eye-catching array of roles - including vacancies for a Jedi and a Corsican pig farmer.
The site showed 261 new jobs at the Magic Circle firm, with the most desirable one calling for a devotee of the Jedi Order to work in the firm's Manchester office.
The Freshfields ad for a 'Jedi' informed candidates that they would need to "USE THE FORCE LUKE Luke, use the force...USE IT!!!!" It also established that the successful applicant would be required to “Just be a Jedi tonight".
Jobs going in the Paris office showed Freshfields expanding far beyond the conventional bounds of law firm hires, although they did raise questions about overall strategy. On Thursday there was a vacancy for a 'Professeur de Gym suedoise', which translates as 'Swedish Gym Instructor'.
Also required at the Paris office: an 'Eleveur cochons corse', otherwise known as a Corsican pig farmer.
Freshfields was even seeking an apprentice wizard for its Paris office. Interested parties were provided with a suitably magical description of the role: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
There was even a call for a President:
In case a pig farmer, a wizard, the President and a fit Scandinavian didn't provide French staff with sufficient diversions, the firm was also recruiting for an entertainer, or 'Artiste'. The description, "blablabla blablabla", kept the remit wide.
In the UK, a vacancy for an 'Assistant Senior' informed interested parties that "This role is all about the bass, You know its all about the bass".
The Germans were more grounded, posting a vacancy for an Associate in Munich which described the job as: "Work WorkWorkWorkWorkWork".
At least the Manchester office put a cheerful spin on it, describing how a Legal Solutions Specialist would have to "Work Work Work, Gotta go to Work Work Work Working 9-5 what a way to make a living".
Only heroes needed to apply for Freshfields' Senior Associate position in Paris, which called for "Super intelligence", "Super sight", "fast reading" and a "Photographic memory".
Readers interested in applying for any of Freshfields’ brilliant jobs are, sadly, too late. RollOnFriday submitted an application to provide the firm with its Jedi, and within minutes the whole platform was taken offline. Freshfields declined to comment. We've got our fingers crossed, though.