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Pluses

2016

"The people are so friendly and clearly want you to succeed in your career. It is a very collaborative environment and team work is really embraced."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Friendly working environment. Smaller London office means that you get to know and speak to everyone. Direct partner contact and involvement in interesting work."
Second year trainee, London
"Good levels of responsibility, friendly firm."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The ability to get stuck in and know all the other teams."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly staff, office locations and work/life balance."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"The people are all supportive and lovely to work with, and make the job a lot easier."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The positive character of basically everyone who works at Ashfords and the variety of work you are given as a trainee."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"Very friendly. Lots of out of work activities and participation in firm events. Lots of responsibility"
First year trainee, Taunton
"The high levels of responsibility and client contact."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The personal attitude taken to staff development (in particular at a junior level) and the friendly and sociable vibe."
First year trainee, Bristol

2015

"Pluses include lots of client contact and the opportunity to run your own files with minimal supervision where appropriate, and a friendly team atmosphere."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"There is a very friendly atmosphere, which is supportive and encourages initiative."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The friendly people and variety of experiences available are both pluses."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The people are a plus."
First year trainee, Bristol
"A plus is the full range of seat options available."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"The firm is very sociable and good friendships can be made."
First year trainee, London
"The work you are exposed to at Ashfords is varied and this enables you to develop a range skills."
First year trainee, Exeter
"So far the partners I have worked for have been extremely supportive and helpful, which is a plus."
First year trainee, Exeter

2014

"The people - there is no sense of hierarchy at Ashfords but you still have the opportunity to learn from great legal minds."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The colleagues in this office and the breadth of work."
Second year trainee, Plymouth
"You are given responsibility from the outset, good client contact, broad spectrum of work given."
First year trainee, Exeter and Plymouth
"Ashfords has a very friendly atmosphere. The offices are open-plan and so trainees will often sit next to partners and get exposure to high-level work and support from the highest level."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"If you are able to secure a seat which you are interested in and the team is keen to teach, then the quality of work is fantastic."
Second year trainee, Taunton
"Good people to work with, willing to involve trainees in all levels of work and give responsibility, decent staff policies and benefits in comparison to other private employers in the West Country."
Second year trainee, Exeter
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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