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Trainee Solicitor

Job/scheme locations: 
Exeter, Bristol
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

We’re looking for exceptional candidates who will be an asset to our firm.

Our recruitment process tests for the fundamental skills that all good lawyers should have. But we're looking for that little bit more - it’s our people who sell our firm, so we want to recruit well-rounded trainees, who demonstrate our values.

During your training contract you will have the opportunity to experience four areas of law, spending six months immersing yourself in the work of each of those four departments.

Our trainees experience real work and are very much part of the team – you go to meetings, attend court, engage with our clients and understand the cases you are working on. We believe there's no better way to learn than by experience, and it provides an excellent start to your legal career.

Summer Schemes

To see if we’re the right firm for you, you can attend our Summer Scheme, which provides a real insight into life with Ashfords.
During the Summer Scheme you will spend a week at either our Exeter or Bristol office working in two departments, getting to grips with some challenging yet rewarding tasks. You’ll also spend time with our current Trainees Solicitors, gaining first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be an Ashfords’ trainee.

For those applicants who attend the Summer Scheme, there is an Assessment Centre on the final day, where you will have the chance to secure a 2023 Training Contract.

Assessment Centre

For those who want to apply directly for a training contract without attending the Summer Scheme, there is the Assessment Centre option.

The Assessment Centre consists of three main elements:

  • Written exercise
  • 1-2-1 roleplay
  • Partner interview

Key Dates

June 2021
Bristol and Exeter summer schemes (including Assessment Centres)

  • 7 - 11 June (Exeter)
  • 14 - 18 June (Exeter)
  • 21 - 25 June (Bristol)

July 2021
Assessment Centres

  • 6 July (Bristol)
  • 8 July (Exeter)

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