Training Contract (2021)

  • Regional Law Firms
  • Exeter, Bristol

Firm stats

  • Employees: 540



Ashfords Training Contract

Ashfords is a national provider of legal, professional and regulatory services. We combine legal expertise, commercial experience and our wider network to help our clients achieve their goals, providing value for time and value for money.

Our recruitment process tests for the fundamental skills that all good lawyers should have. But we're looking for that little bit more - it’s our people who sell our firm, so we want to recruit trainees with rounded personalities, and who demonstrate our values.

During your training contract you will have the opportunity to experience four areas of law, spending six months immersing yourself in the work of each of those four departments.

Our trainees experience real work and are very much part of the team – you go to meetings, court, meet our clients and understand the cases you are working on. We believe there's no better way to learn than by experience, and it provides an excellent start to your legal career. 

Trainee Solicitor (assessment centre)

For those who want to apply directly for a training contract without attending the summer scheme, there is the assessment centre option.  

The Assessment Centre consists of three main elements: 

·       Written exercise, 

·      1-2-1 roleplay,

·      Partner interview

 Key Dates for 2021 Training Contracts:

November 2018

Application form available on our website  


April 2019

Deadline for summer scheme applications

June 2019

Bristol and Exeter summer schemes (including Assessment Centres)  

  • 3 - 7 June (Exeter)
  • 10 - 14 June (Exeter)
  • 17 - 21 June (Bristol)

July 2019

Assessment Centres 

  • 2 July (Bristol)
  • 4 July (Exeter)