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

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 or Bristol office working in two departments, where you will be provided with some challenging yet rewarding Trainee work. You'll also spend time with our current trainees getting first-hand 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. 


This year’s training contract applications are now closed. Applications for our 2021 recruitment cycle will open on 1 November 2020.

Dates for your diary

Assessment centre dates:

• Exeter: August 2020
• Bristol: August 2020

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

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