Train with Ashurst

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
1st year - £41,000 and Second Year Salary £46,000
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
31 Mar 2017
Contract
Contract
Hours
Full Time
PQE
Trainee
Experience Level
Trainee

About Us
With 25 offices in 15 countries and a number of referral relationships we offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. Our 400 partners and further 1,200 lawyers work across 10 different time zones, responding to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

Our clients are at the heart of our thinking, our ambition is to be our clients' most incisive partner.  You will see we have a prestigious client base, with whom we build strong partnerships working closely together on large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to deliver incisive and insightful commercial solutions. Our global reach provides opportunities for our people to work in numerous jurisdictions with leading international organisations across the world.

At Ashurst you will work as part of a team of high calibre individuals operating in a high performance environment.  We are creative, innovative, agile and incisive thinkers always looking for new and better ways of doing things.

You will enjoy an inclusive culture which genuinely values the breadth of individual perspectives and contributions that we gain from having a diverse workforce.  As part of a truly collaborative team working in partnership together with openness and respect across offices, geographies and specialisms, we support each other to achieve great things for our clients.  We take exactly the same approach with our people: we’re interested in understanding each other, finding new and better ways to bring out each individual's talents, and simply enjoying the interaction with other high-calibre, down-to-earth people. It’s a strong, shared culture that will enable you to apply your intellect, develop yourself and thrive as an international lawyer

Working this way we will achieve our goals to be the best advisor and an exceptional place to work.

Vacation Scheme

The best way to understand what it feels like to work here is to actually work here. Every year, we hold four vacation schemes – a single one- week scheme in Spring for first year students; two four-week summer schemes and a single one-week scheme in the winter - each designed to give you an intensive experience of our culture and the kind of work we do.

We work hard to make sure they're as useful and as stimulating as possible; in fact, we organise the schemes along with a committee of trainees who've been where you've been and know the best way to introduce you to the firm.
You'll spend two weeks in two different department, being supervised by a qualified solicitor who'll get you involved in real work. You'll learn about our specialist areas by attending workshops and exploring a case study that's based on a recent transaction.

There's also a chance to get involved in team-building events to experience the way we work together, and social events to get to know our associates and current trainees away from the bustle of daily life.

Training Contracts

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.

Qualifications

A minimum of 340 UCAS points (or equivalent), and to be on track to achieve/achieved a strong 2.1 at undergraduate level.