Winter Vacation Scheme (9 – 13 December 2019) deadline: 3 November 2019, £400 per week
This year we will be running a one week vacation scheme in December specifically for those in their final year of university or those who have already graduated in any degree discipline.
You’ll spend your week in a department, being supervised by a qualified solicitor, who’ll get you involved in real work. 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. A training contract interview will follow the scheme.
Ahead with Ashurst (6 – 9 April 2020) deadline: 5 January 2020, £275 per week
In the first year of your law degree and keen to find out more about law in the City and whether it’s right for you?
Our Ahead at Ashurst programme offers a blend of work experience and employability skills sessions to give you the tools you need to make career decisions and ace your applications.
Those who’ve won a place on the programme will also be the first to be considered for campus ambassador positions.
Training Contract (September 2022/March 2023) deadline: 5 January 2020, £46,000 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.
Summer Vacation Scheme (22 June – 10 July 2020) deadline: 5 January 2020, £400 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 social.
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.