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Interview Questions

2016

"My interview questions consisted of the usual mix of showing good teamwork abilities, showing where I've worked under pressure, discussing how to deal with a difficult supervisor or client etc. I was also asked to explain some weaknesses within my academic CV and discuss how I am suitable for the training contract."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Previous experiences in work, commercial awareness, future aspirations."
First year trainee, Exeter
"In my interview, they asked competency-based questions, so make sure you have specific examples of times that you have worked in a team, used your initiative etc. Also make sure you know why you want to work at Ashfords in particular, what sets it apart from other firms?"
Second year trainee, London
"It was a competency-based interview but kept quite informal and chatty which was nice. Lots of questions where I had to give examples of a time where I had solved a problem or worked as a team etc."
First year trainee, Taunton - Somerset
"Mainly competency based questions, with a couple centred on commercial awareness."
First year trainee, Exeter

2015

"I will not be specific, however they ask candidates to give examples of where they have had to use certain skills, such as team working and time management. There are also some on the legal market and commercial awareness."
First year trainee, Exeter
"I was given competency based questions showing teamwork, responsibility and difficult tasks etc. You should use the STAR (Situation, Task, Activity and Result) method as this is the key to answering these types of questions. Make sure you research the firm!"
First year trainee, Exeter
"The interview is mostly competency based so think of answers that are anything to do with team-working, problem solving and commercial awareness."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I was asked why I applied for Ashfords, and I had to talk about a time where I had to overcome something, and when I had to handle a difficult situation."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"During my interview I had to give examples of when you have: worked in a team; faced a difficult situation or had to exhibit leadership qualities. I was asked why I wanted to live in the South West, and why I applied to Ashfords, in addition to whether I had any questions."
Second year trainee, Exeter

2014

"The interview was a competency based interview where I was asked to explain examples of what I had shown certain skills like commitment and resilience. I was also asked about my legal experience and what it had involved."
First year trainee, Exeter
"I was only asked competency-based questions: e.g. give us an example of when you demonstrated organisational skills."
First year trainee, Exeter
"All competency based questions: give examples of when you have worked under pressure, as a member of a team, etc."
Second year trainee, Exeter
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