How do I apply?

The process

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 test whether you have the skills we need. All of this information will help us decide if you are the ideal candidate for us.

If your application is successful, you'll be invited to a Summer Scheme and Assessment Centre or an Assessment Centre only.

Throughout this process, 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.

Summer Scheme

We are looking for exceptional candidates who will be an asset to our firm, but equally we recognise that we need to impress you. The best way to see if we're right for you is to attend our Summer Scheme, which is designed to give you an honest insight into working at Ashfords. You'll spend a week at our Exeter office working in two departments, getting to grips with some challenging yet rewarding Trainee work. You'll also spend time with our current Trainees getting firsthand knowledge of what it's like to be a part of the Trainee programme. The Assessment Centre will take place on the final day of the Summer Scheme.


The Summer Scheme and Assessment Centre application forms are now live. To apply, please click here

Key Dates for 2019 Training Contracts

  • 4 November 2016 – application forms available on our website
  • 28 February 2017 – deadline for Summer Scheme applications
  • 31 July 2017 – deadline for Assessment Centre applications 
  • June/ July 2017 – Summer Schemes (including Assessment Centres) 
  • August 2017 – Individual Assessment Centres

This year we will be at the following Law Fairs, please feel free to come along to discuss Ashfords' Training Contracts with us:

  • Cardiff University - 1 November 2016
  • University of Bristol - 2 November 2016
  • UoL Bristol - 9 November 2016
  • University of Exeter - 16 November 2016
  • UWE - 23 November 2016
  • BPP - February 2017

Contact Us

If you have any queries please contact our Trainee Recruitment team on 01392 333634 or, via email at

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