• Competitive

Summer Scheme (2020)


  • Salary

  • Type of firm

    Regional Law Firms

  • Location

    Bristol, Exeter

  • Vacancies

  • Deadline


Trainee Solicitor - 2020 Summer Scheme

To see if we’re right for each other, you can attend our summer scheme, which will provide an honest insight into working at Ashfords. A training contract assessment centre will be held on the final day of the summer scheme.

You can choose to spend a week in either our Bristol or Exeter office where you will be provided with some challenging yet rewarding trainee tasks. You’ll also spend time with our current Trainees, gaining first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be a Trainee Solicitor at Ashfords

Trainee Solicitor (assessment centre)

To be considered for an Ashfords Training Contract in 2022, The first step is to complete our online Training Contract application form for either the summer scheme or assessment centre only. The application form provides us with basic information about your qualifications and work experience. You will also be asked some questions to elaborate on your skills and experience. All of this information will help us decide if you could be a Ashfords trainee.

Throughout the application and assessment centre, we are looking for you to demonstrate a number of key skills, including excellent commercial awareness, an adaptable and flexible attitude, good communication skills, creative thinking and the ability to plan and organise.

We recruit two years in advance so in order to apply for an Ashfords training contract you must be in your penultimate year of your law degree or final year of your non-law degree.

Deadline for summer scheme and training contract applications: 30 April 2020

For more information on our training contracts, the application process or a list of summer scheme / assessment centre dates, please visit our Trainee Opportunities page or email

When you’re ready, apply now!

Key Dates for 2022 Training Contracts:

1 November 2019

Application form available on our website. Click here.

30 April 2020

Deadline for summer scheme and training contract applications

June/July 2020 

Summer Scheme (including assessment centre)

  • Week commencing Monday 22 June  (Exeter)

  • Week commencing Monday 29 June (Exeter)

  • Week commencing Monday 6 July  (Bristol)

July 2020

Assessment Centres


  • Tuesday 14 July (Exeter)

  • Tuesday 21 July (Bristol)

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