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 a Ashfords trainee.

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

Whilst the uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic mean that we will not be able to go ahead with our normal Summer Schemes this year, we will be running alternative virtual Exeter and Bristol Insight Days, with an Assessment Centre taking place on the following day.  During the Insight Day, you will have the opportunity to attend a variety of talks and workshops, including a guide to Ashfords practice areas from our very own Lawyers, a Q&A with our current Trainee Solicitors and a Training Contract insight session with a member of our HR team. All sessions aim to provide you with an honest insight into our culture and ways of working to help you to decide whether we are the right fit for you. 


Applications for our 2021 recruitment cycle will be closing on Friday 30 April 2021.

Dates for your diary

Insight days

  • Exeter: 7, 8 & 9 July, (7 July Insight Day, 8 & 9 July Assessment Centre)
  • Bristol: 14 & 15 July (14 July Insight Day, 15 July Assessment Centre)

Assessment centre dates:

  • Exeter: 22 July
  • Bristol: 20 July

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

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