Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashurst LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"If you want a firm that works hard and plays hard, this is the place to be."
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...

"There's a cover letter, a case study, an HR interview and a partner interview. My..."

"Having sat in two transactional seats, I feel that the working hours tend to be very..."

"The training programme is ongoing. It ranges from department specific training to..."

"I have sat with counsel or a partner in every seat, including a very senior partner...."

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

"Required to stay late when necessary. Otherwise, leave at a fairly reasonable time...."

"The firm is not particularly transparent on the subject of salaries. Too focused..."


"I had one interview with graduate recruitment and one with two partners. They have..."

"During the interview I had to justify why I wanted to be a lawyer, not a consultant,..."

"Recycling is available, and solicitors are encouraged to make smart choices that..."

"We get lots of talks on diversity and there are groups for LGBT, disabilities, women..."

"The quality of work varies from department to department but most of the traditional..."

"The firm is really upping its pro bono commitment and there is now a requirement..."

"The people are humble and appreciate the importance of humour."

"Ashurst is not the most generous firm in relation to salaries/bonuses. Hierarchy..."

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

"Ashurst was the first law firm to use the telephone - our number was 15!"

"Ashurst is inclusive, cohesive and friendly."

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

"There are peaks and troughs. Sometimes your stress levels can be very high, but there..."

"I think there could be more transparency on how you can ensure that you are kept..."

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