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Practice Training Contract / Training Programme

Our Training Programme offers you the opportunity to join an international law firm, and from day one, collaboratively work on market-leading, multijurisdictional matters.

Our 24-month programme allows law students, who have recently graduated, the opportunity to complete their 12 month Practice Training Contract (PTC) with ADTLaw, which includes rotations through at least two different legal practice groups. Once you complete your PTC and are admitted to the Singapore Bar, you will be considered for an opportunity to complete a 12-month Ashurst Training Programme that consists of two further rotations.

The rotations are a key part of our programme aimed to help you gain a more holistic view of the profession, a breadth of training, and work out what area of law you want to focus on long-term. Once you've completed the PTC and Ashurst Training Programme, you may be able to settle in one of our practice groups to continue your career.

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What we can offer you

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Welcoming culture

Our people make our culture! We have a culture focused on collaboration, communication and equality across all levels of roles. Our partners are especially supportive of our trainees and want to help you succeed.

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Unlimited opportunities

We want you to have access to a broad range of legal matters, partners, and training options. Our PTC and Training Programme offers two rotations in different legal teams, so you can gain a more wholistic view of the firm and find out what kind of law you want to focus on.

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Hands on legal work

We provide the opportunity to meet with clients and work actively on their matters from day one. You will not be limited in your responsibilities.

The recruitment process

You will be required to submit ashort 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.

Key dates

Applications open

October 2023 TBC

Applications close

January 2024 TBC

Interviews conducted

February 2024 TBC

Start date

2026 TBC


Chan Jia Fen

"The Ashurst training contract has provided me with many opportunities to work with wonderful mentors on interesting and complex matters. The skills and exposure I have gained from working with different practice groups through my rotations has been invaluable. The quality of training at Ashurst is most definitely unparalleled and I look forward to the new experiences that are to come"

Chan Jia Fen, Trainee 2022-2023


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Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Our inclusive and diverse culture stands at the heart of everything we do. For more information on our initiatives and the support we provide please follow the link below.

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Agency submissions and candidate introductions will only be accepted with prior approval from a member of the Ashurst Talent Acquisition team. To submit or introduce a candidate, an agency must have valid agreed terms of business in place with Ashurst. Any agency submissions or candidate introductions made without prior approval or without the agreed terms of business in place will be considered invalid.


We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for our employees and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do we place a strong emphasis on working with people from diverse communities and aim to make a positive impact through our Social Impact programmes.