Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base.
With 30 offices in 20 countries and 11 time zones, Ashurst offers the reach and
insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding
of local markets. Our 1850 partners and lawyers work across 11 different time
zones, responding to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.
Our clients are at the heart of our thinking and our ambition is to be the
most progressive global law firm. We are able to achieve this by being at
the forefront of legal technology innovation with initiatives such as Ashurst
Advance Digital, which is dedicated to designing, developing and delivering
technology-based solutions for our clients’ ever-evolving needs.
We build strong partnerships with our prestigious client base, working closely
together on large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to deliver
incisive commercial solutions. Our global reach provides opportunities
for our people to work in numerous jurisdictions with leading international
organisations across the world.
We also foster an inclusive working environment which genuinely values the
breadth of individual perspectives and contributions that we gain from having
a diverse workforce. It’s a strong, shared culture that will enable you to apply
your intellect, develop yourself and thrive as an international commercial
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Do you want to make the difference?
A training contract at Ashurst will move your mind beyond technical knowledge
of the law. Ultimately, we want to help you become a thought leader with a
reputation for clear, perceptive and influential advice – a professional in whom
governments and leading businesses the world over can place their trust.
This isn’t an easy route to take. You’ll need to become a shrewd negotiator,
have an ability to read both balance sheets and behaviours, and become a
commercial strategist with a deep understanding of specific industries.
Our training contract will start you on that road. We will plan closely with you
four seats of six months each, that will broaden your world view and hone
your talents. At least one seat will be in a finance practice and we will also
encourage you to join an overseas office or go on secondment to one of our
most valued clients.
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Who We're Looking For
We expect a lot of ourselves – and so, as you would expect, you will need to be
comfortable with challenges and pressure. You should also be able to express
yourself confidently on paper and out loud, whether that’s among your team or
in a client’s boardroom.
Alongside all the hard work, we also have fun. We’re incredibly proud of our
culture: we thrive when we’re collaborating; we care about our standards
of client service; we’re willing to explore ideas and be accountable for their
success; and as people, we’re good company. We will expect all of that from
The best way to learn what it’s really like to work at Ashurst is to meet us at an
event or join one of our vacation schemes. Have a look at our website to find
out which scheme would be best for you. The below will also give you an insight
into what your life could be like as an Ashurst trainee.