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Aspire with Ashfords 

Have you always wondered what it might be like to work at a law firm?  If you are attending school and are in Year 10, our Aspire with Ashfords programme could be for you. This year we are working closely with local schools and have 6 places available.

What can you expect from the programme?

We believe that work experience is a vital component of school life, promoting the growth of your skills such as independence, team work and organisation.  We are proud to offer young people an insight into Ashfords and the aim of our Aspire programme is to inspire you to think forward to a future career in law or expose you to other options you may not have considered.  

As a participant on our Aspire programme you will be joined by students from a range of schools in the local area, where you will be mentored by key lawyers and business support team members throughout your time with us. The Aspire programme has been designed to provide you with an insight into the world of work and an opportunity to begin to develop your business skills. Whilst taking part, you will be involved in a number of workshops and will spend time in a range of departments, which may include:

  • Facilities and IT
  • People Team (including HR, Recruitment, Learning & Development)
  • Legal Support
  • Legal Departments
  • Marketing and Communications

For further details on Aspire with Ashfords you can get in touch with Heidi Riezzo, Work Experience coordinator, h.riezzo@ashfords.co.uk.

Pathways to Law

Aspire also forms part of our commitment to Pathways to Law in conjunction with the University of Exeter and The Sutton Trust, to offer fair access to quality work experience for Year 12 students. The Pathways to Law Programme provides year 12 students with the opportunity to learn about the structure and functions of a law firm, gaining an insight to the world of work in the context of the legal profession.

To obtain a place on the programme, students must be high achieving academically but they are also required to meet specific social mobility criteria, such as being in receipt of free school meals, attending a school with a lower than average progression rate to Higher Education or being the first in their generation to attend university. For more information about this programme, click here

You can also find out more and apply on the University of Exeter website.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept any alternative work experience requests.

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