Administration Assistant at Shoosmiths

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Northampton East of England
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Legal/Law

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9.7/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

My main role will be to provide administrative support to the teams in the Mortgage Recoveries department. My responsibilities will include file management within the case management system, completing assigned tasks within the case management system, initiating and receiving telephone calls from customers, clients and third parties and assisting the department with any other administrative tasks as directed by my line manager.

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

I throughly enjoyed my placement at Shoosmiths. I was made to feel very welcome and given more responsibility as I progressed through the placement.

10/10

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

Every colleague was extremely welcoming. If I had a question to ask, or needed help, everyone was happy to take time out from their busy schedules to assist.

10/10

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

I was given lots of support and guidance. When being taught new things, everything was explained at the pace I was comfortable with and notes were provided in full. Again, if I have a question to ask after the training, the managers/supervisor are more than willing to help.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On a daily basis I would be given a list of tasks for that day. Some days I was busier than others however the work always lasted the working day.

10/10

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

The amount of responsibility was dependent on how much I wanted. Once I began to become more confidence with the systems and the work I was undertaking, I was able to slowly increase the responsibility I had.

10/10

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

The skills I developed will help my degree because it provided some context to the law. At University I was learning purely the theory whereas working at Shoosmiths has allowed me to put some of the theory into practice.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office is open plan which brings a really friendly atmosphere to it. There does not feel like there is barriers between people with different job titles and status - everyone works together as one large team.

10/10

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

I feel that the placement was very organised. On the first day, all my basic training was covered and a tour was given. The days after this were all structured allowing me to know where I am and what I was meant to be doing at all times.

10/10

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

There was continues E-Learning activities and if opportunities arose to try new activities, this was actively encouraged. I am due to undertake my training contract with Shoosmiths in September 2017.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
10/10

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

Future employment prospects within Shoosmiths are largely appealing, The firm really look after their trainees and are passionate about developing and learning, even after trainees qualify.

10/10

Social

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

A christmas party and lunch was organised, alongside weekly quizzes and sweep stakes.

10/10

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

The cost was fairly low.

10/10

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

Night life was pretty average.

6/10

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

In Shoosmiths they have sports teams which play regular matches. They also hold regular socials for members of staff.

10/10

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