• Competitive

Training Contract (2026)


  • Salary

  • Type of firm

    Regional Law Firms

  • Location

    Bristol, Exeter

  • Vacancies


  • Deadline


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 well-rounded trainees, who embody our values. We are looking for individuals who are curious, ambitious and never afraid to put forward innovative ideas. We need excellent communicators, who are adaptable and ready to accept the variety of challenges that a career in law can throw at you. We expect our trainees to get stuck in and integrate with each team they are a member of, so a personable, can do attitude is essential!

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 and to court, meet with clients and understand the matters you are working on. We believe there’s no better way to learn and it provides an excellent start to your legal career. Thanks to our collaborative approach to everything that we do, you will have the chance to learn from some of the best lawyers in their field.

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

1 November 2023

Applications open

31 March 2024

Deadline for summer scheme and assessment centre applications

June 2024

Bristol and Exeter summer schemes

-      3 - 7 June (Exeter)

-      10 - 14 June (Exeter)

-      17 - 21 June (Bristol)

Assessment Centres

-      Tuesday 25 June (Exeter)

-      Thursday 27 June (Bristol)


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