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First Year Insight Day

Our Insight Days are open to first year law and non-law students (or second year students of a 4 year degree) and will give you an insight into life at Ashurst.

You will learn more about the day to day role of a trainee solicitor and have the opportunity to find out more about a career in law from industry experts during a series of workshops and panel discussions.

We offer two sessions, one face to face in our London office and one virtual, for those of you unable to make it into London.


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What we can offer you


An insight into life at Ashurst

Our Insight Day will give you the opportunity to get to know our firm and our people, and experience our collaborative and progressive culture first hand.

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Practical insight

You will experience the process of a commercial deal or transaction, giving you an insight into the day to day role of a trainee solicitor.

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Career support

Our knowledgeable and dedicated Early Careers team will provide you with top tips to strengthen your application for future programmes.


An opportunity to build your network

You will have the space to meet with current trainees and senior members of the firm to ask questions and seek expert advice from experienced legal professionals.

The recruitment process

Our short application form is simple to use and allows you to showcase your talent by sharing why you want to pursue a career in commercial law and why you want to join Ashurst.

You will have the opportunity to tell us about your work experience to date and any extracurricular activities that you have been a part of.

There are two separate sessions, one for the face-to-face day and one for the virtual day. So please apply to the one that suits you best.

We are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities or long-term health conditions. If you consider yourself to have a disability or a long-term health condition, please feel able to be open about this at any point during the recruitment process. If you are not sure what adjustments you require, we will work with you to establish the most suitable adjustments at each stage of the recruitment process. Please note that our online application form includes a section which allows you to advise us of any extenuating circumstances that are relevant for us to consider when reviewing your application form.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team in relation to any queries you may have on your disability or long-term health condition and the recruitment process, please get in touch. Any information disclosed on your disability will remain strictly confidential.

Key dates

Applications open

Applications for our In Person Insight Day have now closed

Virtual Insight Day 26th February 2024

Applications close

Applications for our In Person Insight Day have now closed

Applications for our Virtual Insight Day have now closed

Candidates notified

2 weeks in advance of the insight day taking place (both in person and virtual)

Start date

10 April 2024 (in person) and 19 June 2024 (virtual insight day takes place over Zoom)


Applicant Resource Hub

For answers to all your frequently asked questions and information on application & interview tips, the benefits we provide, life at Ashurst, our L&D programmes, and our IDB initiatives.

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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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Contact us

If you can’t find answers to your questions on this page or on the Applicant Resource Hub then please contact our Early Careers team.


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.

Speak up!

Ashurst is committed to ensuring an accountable workplace culture. Candidates are encouraged to report any ethical or conduct concerns to our confidential email address:

Please note that this email address should not be used for general enquiries about, or applications for, job positions available at Ashurst as they will not be passed onto the relevant team. Any recruitment enquires should be directed to