Training Contract 2023/2024
With 26 offices in 16 countries, Ashurst is a leading international law firm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. Our people are our greatest asset and we bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.
A training contract at Ashurst will move your mind beyond technical knowledge of the law. Ultimately, we want to help you become a thought leader with a reputation for clear, perceptive and influential advice – a professional in whom clients can place their trust.
Training contract structure
A thorough induction kicks off your training contract, introducing you to all the resources you'll need to support your work and training.
In collaboration with you, we plan four seats of six months, and review that plan at regular intervals. Each seat starts with a handover and training, complete with technical expertise, so you know exactly what to expect. At least one seat will be in either our banking or securities and derivatives practice areas, and most trainees choose to do at least one other transactional seat. There's a wealth of options to consider and we will also encourage you to undertake a secondment to one of our growing offices or to a valued client.
You’ll be supervised by a partner or associate who’ll work closely with you and provide guidance, reviewing your progress as you go along and helping you to pinpoint your successes and develop in areas that need work. Equally, there’s a great deal to be learned from the others you work with in the practice area. And at every step, we’ll make sure you feel involved not just in the effort behind our successes but the exhilaration that follows them too.
We will be accepting applications to start in March/September 2023 and March 2024 from 4 January 2021. Application criteria- you will need to be on track for, or have secured a strong 2:1 (or equivalent) in you undergraduate degree. We will take into account mitigating circumstances but these need to be evidenced by a doctor (where relevant) and an academic reference. This information will be requested of you at the appropriate time.
- Step 1: Complete online application form
- Step 2: Online testing
- Step 3: 20 - 30 minute interview with HR
- Step 4: Case study and Partner interview in the London office