Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Ashurst is friendly and offers an excellent quality of work with international scope."
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
5.5 / 10
6.9 / 10
7.2 / 10
7.8 / 10
Pro Bono
8.2 / 10


  • There is a welcoming and friendly working environment.
  • Trainees are given a lot of personal responsibility while still being supported.
  • Trainees have access to a wide variety of high-quality training programmes.
  • A great support network of mentors and feedback is in place to help trainees develop their skills.


  • The IT systems could benefit from an update.
  • At busy times, work hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • Some feel that the HR department could be more open.
  • There could be more options when it comes to secondments.

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"The dress code is not too formal unless you have a client meeting. I feel free to..."

"Peaks and troughs due to transactional nature. When not working on a deal, 9:00am-6/6:30pm..."

"Trainees' pay is very generous, considering we can access the Magic Circle level..."

"The best perk is a number of services being available at the office at no cost e.g...."

"Since I joined, the intake has reduced and the interview process has become more..."

"The classic lift question at the end: Assume you don't get the job. We get in the..."

"Recycling bins are clearly available throughout the office."

"Ashurst is very keen to promote its diversity policy. In particular, there are specific..."

"I am often asked to review contracts for errors or update them. I have been given..."

"I have worked for a charity which supports people on death row and an NGO which protects..."

"A range of interesting, high-level work and likeable colleagues at all levels within..."

"The hours can be unpredictable. You may be working very late at night in the run..."

"The culture, work and clients."

"Ashurst have a good retention rate due to streamlining the process. The effect of..."

"Ashurst has beehives!"

"All-round excellent firm."

"The firm is currently working with Rare, an organisation specifically set up to help..."

"It doesn't usually stay stressful for long periods of time. After two weeks of stress..."

"Less 'face-time', guarantee of seats."

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