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The Role

Role Description

Managing a caseload of mortgage recovery instructions from our clients and negotiating with the clients customers to successfully recover monies owed to our clients.

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. Having started my placement in August I can confidently say that I have enjoyed my placement to date. I liked having the ability to get a feel for the firm’s structure and culture, and most of all the people at Shoosmiths are great.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. The best thing about this placement is that my colleagues have not once made me feel like a placement student. I feel valued as any other person in my office as I complete the same work as most of them. Most important of all, my team were very caring of my progress.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. My team leader and manager are brilliant. I feel I get the support I need during my placement by my manager condensing my aims. Also, I feel comfortable in asking for help when I don’t feel I can complete a certain task confidently and effectively.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Certain days there are lot’s of tasks that need to be completed but other days not so much.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I feel as though I have a great deal of responsibility as my work load is the same as any one else’s in the office. This includes the ability to issue a County Court claim form, or continuing further legal proceedings when the defendant fails to conclude his liability in the matter.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. I feel that this placement has given me a great insight into the life of a lawyer working for a law firm thus enabling me to make clear careers choices following graduation. I feel that both my verbal and written skills have improved significantly since working for Shoosmiths which puts me in goof stead for my final year at university.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. The atmosphere in our office was brilliant. Everyone is so very friendly which means that there is a lot of communication amongst colleagues. There were also always tasty snacks in the kitchen for everyone to munch on.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. I think the placement is organised in a good way because you feel as though you are on the same level as everyone else.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. The training and development opportunities are endless. I’ve had countless sessions which have all been very informative and helpful in improving the way I carry out my work tasks. You can tell that the people are the most valuable assets of the firm.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Company Parties/Events


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

  22. 8/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

  24. 10/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

  26. 7/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

  28. 7/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

  30. 8/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Legal/Law, Property Law, Property/Real Estate, Sports and Media Law

North West

16th November 2015

£12,000 - £13,999

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