Vacation Scheme Student at Shoosmiths

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Birmingham East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
Roles
Commercial Law

8.8/10

About You
9.2
The Organisation
9.0
Everything Else

8.0

About You

Role Description

Vacation Scheme at Shoosmiths LLP - in the corporate department, completing tasks for my department and tasks for my own presentation which I had to deliver at the end of the week.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The vacation scheme was very enjoyable as I was able to get involved with different parts of the business.

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt valued as if I had a question or query, someone would always be willing to help and answer me.

9/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

My host was very supportive and guided all of my tasks.

9/10

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

They will help me massively.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was well structured as I was allocated tasks and I had to decide how to best structure my day - there were also regular check ups to see how I was progressing.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was good - everyone was really friendly.

9/10

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

The firm invested in me by supporting me and helping with my work.

9/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

It helped me a lot as I now know what the day-to-day tasks of a solicitor at Shoosmiths entail. I learned this from observing colleagues and through the work I did myself.

9/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

A lot - culture was talked about a lot and the company values were shown through how the employees worked.

9/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Very valuable - it made me realise that I do want to pursue this career.

9/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was paid for the week I worked at Shoosmiths.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Not particularly - but I did meet a few other colleagues through collecting money for a dress down for charity day.

7/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

I met people through working at the firm but there were no particular networking events set up.

7/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes - I was invited to a BPS event by my host which I thoroughly enjoyed.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

yes - it was enjoyable and informative.

9/10