Internship & Training Contract
Our 4-week internship is available to rising third year law students and is designed to arm you with practical legal work experience. You will have the opportunity to work with different practices and will be supervised by a qualified solicitor.
As part of the programme, a series of legal training workshops and sharing sessions will be available to enhance your legal skills, and industry knowledge for you to gain an in-depth first hand understanding of our practice areas. You can also expect a networking session in these 4 weeks to help enrich the connections you make during your time with us.
2024 summer internship dates:
- 3 June 2024 – 28 June 2024 or 1 July 2024 – 31 July 2024.
Participants in our Summer Internship Programme (jointly held with ADTLaw, our Formal Law Alliance partner) will be considered for a Practice Training Contract which may be offered to those who have performed exceptionally well and have met the requirements expected of a Trainee.
Over the course of your internship, you will be asked to complete a written assignment and you will be invited for a Practice Training Contract interview if successfully shortlisted.Our training programme is 24 months in duration where you will first go through a 12-month Practice Training Contract with ADTLaw before embarking on a 12-month Post-Qualification Training Programme with Ashurst that consists of seat rotations and potentially an international secondment.
Training Contract Benefits
Competitive monthly honorarium during your Practice Training Contract and the Part B Bar Course and Examination.
Reimbursement of the Part B Bar Course and Examination fees subjects to terms and conditions of your contract.
What we can offer you
Our people make our culture! We have a culture focused on collaboration, communication and equality across all levels of roles.
Real working experience
We provide you with a real experience of what it's like to be a lawyer at Ashurst. You'll have the opportunity to work on current legal matters with lawyers, partners and clients on a daily basis.
Learning & Development
We provide in-depth training on a weekly basis with our Expertise lawyers to help you gain confidence and improve your technical, written and verbal skills. Our Internship is also the pathway to a Practice Training Contract after you graduate.
The recruitment process
You will be required to submit a short application including uploading your CV, most recent academic transcripts and a short cover letter to give us an understanding of who you are and why you're interested in our role.
You will meet face-to-face with a Partner and members of our People & Culture team for a conversational interview that is designed to assess your personal and technical skills.
It’s also an opportunity for you to find out more about us, so please come prepared with your questions.
Rising third year law students
Strong academic record
Eligible to undertake your Training Contract with us in 2027
Available to start your internship in June/July 2024
If there are mitigating circumstances, there will be an opportunity for you to provide us with this information in your application.
1 December 2023
31 January 2024
February 2024 TBC
"The Ashurst internship was an eye-opening experience and gave me an insight into the workings of a world-class firm. I am grateful for an internship where I was able to develop my skills outside the university seminar rooms and form lovely connections. To my fellow juniors, do come and join us for an internship and experience the Ashurst culture first-hand!"
Chan Jia Fen – Intern 2019
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