Take this free virtual opportunity to upskill yourself get a true feel of what it’s like to work at Ashurst.
Welcome to the Ashurst UK Funds, Financing & Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Experience Programme. Develop your skills and learn what it's like to work in a Top Tier Global Law Firm.
This programme will give you an insight into the type of work done by Ashurst's Fund, Finance and Restructuring and M&A teams. As a trainee at Ashurst you will have the opportunity to interact with clients and will learn to engage with their commercial objectives. These exercises will simulate the range of tasks that you will be responsible for as a trainee working as part of a deal team and will develop both your technical abilities and commercial awareness.
In particular, you will be help with the signing and completion process of a proposed loan to a company in the restaurant industry looking to expand into the UK. You will also gain an understanding of the negotiation process behind key transaction documents and will be asked to concisely convey the outcome of the discussions to your team, as great communication is a valued skill for Ashurst lawyers. In both cases you will need to consider the commercial objectives of the client and apply them in a legal context to help the client achieve their business goals.
Earn a Certificate
When you complete the Funds, Financing & Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Experience Programme, you’ll earn a personalised completion certificate to share with prospective employers and your professional network.
Set yourself up for success
No more applying for jobs without knowing what the role involves. Build the confidence and practical skills that employers are looking for.
Learn direct from Ashurst
This Funds, Financing & Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Experience Programme has been created by leaders at Ashurst. You’ll receive instructions from the Ashurst team and compare your work with real model solutions from Ashurst.
Gain real work experience
Throughout the Funds, Financing & Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Experience Programme, you’ll develop deep insights into what it is actually like to work at Ashurst.
Do it in your own time
Fit the Funds, Financing & Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Experience Programme in with your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Make your CV and LinkedIn stand out
You’ll be able to include this experience on your CV and Linkedin profile. Demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hardworking and have developed valuable practical skills.
Amending Board Minutes
Identify parts of board minutes which are not factually correct in light of the background explained and as a matter of common sense (e.g. spelling / formatting errors).
Reviewing Facility Agreement
Review certain changes made to a loan agreement and draft an email explaining the impact of these changes on the client.
Complete an MR01 form used to register charges in the UK.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Attend a negotiation relating to a potential acquisition and consider key issues relevant to the exclusivity of the deal.
Elevator Pitch (Bonus Task)
Create a good first impression by confidently engaging with your supervising Partner after your last day of the vacation scheme at Ashurst.
This programme is self-paced. It takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete this virtual experience programme.
With their technical expertise, local knowledge and international network, Ashurst deliver an experience for their clients that other law firms struggle to match. They are also committed to being a sustainable global law firm, having positive impacts for their clients, employees, profession, the environment and the communities in which they are based.
To apply for this experience and to find out more, please click on the apply button.