Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and welcoming."
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.

What insiders say about...

"When you are applying read the news, know what the role of a corporate law firm is..."

"Very sociable and out-of-hours activities (e.g. the football team, netball team,..."

"Mixture of non legal and legal good, always something going on to improve knowledge..."

"Supervisors tend to be great and approachable. You get a mid-seat review halfway..."

"We will be moving offices to bring us all into one building and to upgrade our facilities...."

"It really depends on the department/deal. At best you will leave at 5.30 pm and at..."

"Given the hours we often have to work, and the unpredictability of them, I do think..."

"Free dinners in the canteen (so you don't have to have take out!) and taxis if you..."

"It's extremely competitive but the process is straightforward - no assessment centres..."

"Most of the questions focused on specific aspects included in my application form:..."

"Visible efforts with signs for recycling and the odd email, but nothing spectacu..."

"There has been a big push to be a diverse firm. We have a women's network and many..."

"I was afforded far more responsibility in my first seat than I currently am. My role..."

"There's a wide variety of legal and non legal pro bono opportunities."

"The people and the working environment. Such a genuinely collegiate place to wor..."

"The unpredictability of hours and workloads."

"The reputation both as a great international law firm and also as a friendly and..."

"Retention rates are very good. This is due to the firm wanting to retain each trainee..."

"Ashurst employees self-published a history book about the firm."

"Quality clients, genuine lawyers."

"Trainees get involved in initiatives in local schools, and graduate recruitment have..."

"At busy times it can get very stressful and you may be given a lot of responsibility,..."

"More transparency when it comes to the seat choices and HR's qualification proce..."

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