What is AS First?

The AS First programme is designed and delivered by our employability experts. Participants in AS First will benefit from:

  • Employability conferences and workshops
  • Small group commercial awareness and CV tutorials
  • Legal work experience and mentoring schemes opportunities at leading corporates firms including Barclays Bank, Channel 4, Meta and others
  • Secure a position on AS’ market-leading Aspire coaching programme

What’s involved?

  • The essential information you need to master to succeed with law firm applications;
  • Events with our partner law firms from February-April 2024;
  • Legal work experience with our corporate partners; and
  • A fast track onto our unique AS Aspire coaching scheme!

When will AS First run?

January to March 2024.

When should I sign up?

Applications will close on 8 December 2023 at 5pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we would encourage you to apply sooner rather than later. The form takes 5 minutes to complete.


To apply, you must:

  • Be an Aspiring Solicitors member
  • Be either (i) in your first year of a three year undergraduate Law degree (ii) second year of a four year undergraduate Law degree, or (iii) penultimate year of a non-law degree
  • Want to pursue a legal career at a commercial law firm
  • Not have accepted a training contract with any law firm or legal team
Ebere’s success story
"AS coaching, mentoring and work experience opportunities were invaluable to my success"
Baker McKenzie
Future Trainee