Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashfords LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and entrepreneurial."
Culture
8.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
5.3 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Colleagues are friendly, intelligent and happy to help others develop.
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility from the outset.
  • Offices are open-plan, meaning trainees get the opportunity to sit alongside (and learn from) partners and senior lawyers.
  • Trainees have contact with clients on a regular basis.

Cons

  • Trainee salaries are not particularly high when compared to other firms nationally.
  • Communication around seat changes could be clearer with more notice given.
  • There is not a lot of pro bono work organised by the firm.
  • The level of feedback and informal training can vary between departments.

What insiders say about...

"Read up on the firm and keep up to date with current events to use in your application..."

"There's a great team atmosphere and work/life balance."

"There is a thorough trainee induction programme as well as monthly training sessions..."

"As a trainee you sit directly next to a solicitor or partner who are there to help..."

"The dress code is as you would expect for an office although Fridays are business..."

"There is an expectation that, if work needs doing, you stay to complete the task...."

"Ashfords has a fantastic bonus scheme but probably a lower wage compared to comp..."

"The amount paid into the pension is really good for the level I am at, which has..."

"The process consisted of an application form, a telephone interview, an assessment..."

"There was a series of competency-based questions and I was asked to give an example..."

"We have our own beehives and bat boxes!"

"There are lots of women working their way into senior roles, and many fee earners..."

"The work is incredibly varied and provides me with a good range of experience across..."

"I understand that this type of work is up to the individual to organise."

"Good levels of responsibility, friendly firm."

"As a regional firm, it's not the most diverse of workplaces."

"The fact that offered a wide variety of practice areas, had an impressive reputation..."

"They vary year to year, but I get the feeling that the firm wants to retain its trainees...."

"We have our own beehives and produce our very own honey to sell to raise money for..."

"A regional and national heavyweight that provides a challenging yet rewarding working..."

"The firm attends law fairs at a number of universities in various areas of the country..."

"Dealing with seat moves was never smooth however a new system has now been introduced..."

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