Legal Advisor at Shoosmiths

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Northampton West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Legal/Law

8.9/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

9.2

The Role

Role Description

Managing your own case load and dealing with customers on a regular basis. The job involves dealing with difficult or vulnerable customers in debt whilst meeting all client requirements.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

all the staff are lovely and they made the placement truly enjoyable!

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Everyone is a valued member of staff at Shoosmiths

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I have regular meetings with my supervisor and thorough training

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days were busier than others, but generally very busy with the case load

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given as much responsibility as any other case handler

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

They will help me with managing my workload, dealing with stressful situations and being professional in my approach to my studies

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Relaxed and fun

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very well orgainised, we have regular meetings for placement students to see how we are getting along

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

During my one to one meetings we discuss my personal and professional development, which makes me feel like a valued member of the team

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
3/10

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

Very, I would love to work here again

9/10

Social

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

Absolutely, everyone is very friendly and you are encouraged to socialise outside of work

10/10

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

Northampton is a fairly cheap place to live, especially with the salary

8/10

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

Good, although I am not the sort of person that goes out a lot

9/10

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

Absolutely, there are plenty of charity events etc.

10/10