Vacation Scheme Student at Shoosmiths

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

Connect with this company

7.5/10

About You
8.5
The Organisation
8.5
Everything Else

5.0

About You

Role Description

Intern in the Commercial Department

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I found the placement valuable as it involved a variety of different tasks and I received detailed feedback.

8/10

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

I felt valued as many employees took an interest in what i've been doing and where I want to go with my career. I also felt valued by Graduate Recruitment who gave detailed feedback and asked if I was planning on applying to the firm in the future.

9/10

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

I had two supervisors and felt well supported throughout the week.

9/10

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

I believe the people skills, legal knowledge and confidence I gained from this placement will aid me substantially in my future career.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The placement was structured rigorously from the start and maintained throughout.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere in my department struck a good balance between friendly, sociable and quiet/busy.

5/10

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

My supervisor spent at least an hour a day supporting my, giving me tasks, reviewing them and providing me with feedback. He also organised catch up sessions where he asked me how I was doing and how I could contribute more.

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?

The atmosphere in the firm was friendly, the firm had a good work/life balance and the work itself was rather interesting.

9/10

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

The support i received during my placement epitomised the non-hierarchical and supportive culture of the firm.

10/10

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

8/10

Other Information

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


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

The opportunities for networking were limited given that the placement was only a week long and many of the employees were busy.

5/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were a few social events which I got involved in.

5/10

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

Yes. Shoosmiths offer great sport, charity, and general social activities outside of work.

5/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes.

5/10

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