Training Contract (2025/2026 intakes) deadline: 31 March 2023, £50,000 starting salary
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 governments and leading businesses the world over can place their trust.
You’ll need to become a shrewd negotiator, have an ability to read both balance sheets and behaviours, and become a commercial strategist with a deep understanding of specific industries.
Our training contract will start you on that road. We will plan closely with you four seats of six months each, that will broaden your world view and hone your talents. At least one seat will be in a finance practice and another within a transactional department. You will also have the opportunity to apply for an overseas or client secondment.
Winter Vacation Scheme (5 – 9 December 2022) deadline: 7 October 2022, £450 per week
We have a one week winter vacation scheme which is open those who are in their final year of university and those who have already graduated from all degree disciplines.
During the winter vacation scheme attendees will experience life in one specific practice area at Ashurst under supervision of a solicitor. You’ll learn about our specialist areas by attending workshops and other sessions. There are also several social events to get to know our partners, associates and current trainees away from the bustle of daily life.
You will get the chance to interview for a Training Contract once the scheme has finished later in December or January.
Summer Vacation Scheme (26 June – 14 July 2023) deadline: 6 January 2023, £450 per week
We have one three-week summer vacation scheme which is open to finalist and graduates of all degree disciplines, as well as penultimate year law students.
During the vacation scheme, attendees will experience two specific departments or practice areas, under the close guidance and supervision of a solicitor. Apart from this ‘live’ work experience, there are formal training sessions comprised of lectures, workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities and socials.
Attendees are also encouraged to meet and interact with a wide variety of solicitors and other staff in the firm during informal gatherings. In particular, attendees are required to spend time with the current cohort of trainee solicitors, to gain a perspective on completing a training contract at Ashurst in the future.