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 elaborate on your skills and experience. All of this information will help us decide if you could be an Ashfords trainee.

Throughout this process, we are looking for you to demonstrate a number of key skills. Excellent communication and attention to detail are a given, so to really stand out from the crowd, we want applicants to showcase a commercial mindset, an adaptable and flexible attitude, creative thinking and the ability to form insights and solutions using the resources they have at their disposal.

If your application is shortlisted, you will be asked to complete a Critical Thinking exercise and we will use these scores, in conjunction with your application, to determine whether you will be offered a place on our Summer Scheme or Assessment Centre.

Summer Scheme

If you would like to find out what really makes Ashfords a great place to train, why not apply for a Bristol or South West Summer Scheme? During a week-long placement, you will have the opportunity to meet our people and get a taste of trainee work in two different departments. Our Summer Schemes culminate in an opportunity for candidates to secure a training contract by participating in an assessment day.


Applications for our 2022 recruitment window will open on 1 November 2021. Click here to apply.

Applications will close on 30 April 2022.

Dates for your diary

Summer Schemes

  • Exeter: 6 - 10 June & 13 - 17 June 2022
  • Bristol: 20 - 24 June 2022

Assessment centre dates:

  • Exeter: 7 July 2021
  • Bristol: 5 July 2021

If you have any queries please contact our Trainee Recruitment team at

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