Early Careers

early careers Germany – graduate programme

Our Frankfurt and Munich offices have lawyers who combine extensive business experience with profound legal knowledge. Whatever your current business challenge, we will cut through the complexity, get to the heart of your legal needs and deliver the clear, practical, commercial advice you need to move your business forward.

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I was impressed with the culture at Ashurst from the start. Everyone is very cordial and you always find support when you need it. Isabell Pöller, Senior Associate

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Application process

In your application we want you to express yourself: tell us why you want to be a trainee or a lawyer – and why you’d like to join Ashurst in particular. To start you off, we’ve highlighted some hints and tips:

Prepare before you begin 

Get to know us (if you haven’t already) by reading through our website and talking to people who work here. This is to make sure we’re interviewing people who have researched us carefully and understand why we’re different. Just as importantly, get to know yourself: make an honest assessment of what you do well and not so well.

Detail your strengths and weaknesses

We don’t ask specific questions on the competencies we’re looking for, but that isn’t because we don’t want to know that you have those competencies. We just prefer to give you the space to tell us about them in your own words. In your application, be sure to include those qualities and examples of your achievements.

Write clearly 

We will be most impressed if you explain yourself simply and clearly with the use of evidence. Also, please avoid clichés. Lots of applicants tell us they want to be a lawyer because the law shapes society or they want to work at Ashurst because they would relish the chance to work on cutting-edge deals. Find a way to express this clearly and in your own words.

Use the application to shape your interview

Your interviewers use your application as a basis for the interview and are likely to ask you about the things you have highlighted. Use your work experience to full effect – it doesn’t matter whether your work experience is in a legal or non-legal role. Put it in and tell us what you learned from it.

Deadlines for applications for interns and trainees

You can apply at any time. For planning purposes and to increase your chance of being selected please allow sufficient time between your application and the start of your internship or traineeship. For your application please use our online form.

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