Intern in the Commercial Department
I found the placement valuable as it involved a variety of different tasks and I received detailed feedback.
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.
I had two supervisors and felt well supported throughout the week.
I believe the people skills, legal knowledge and confidence I gained from this placement will aid me substantially in my future career.
The placement was structured rigorously from the start and maintained throughout.
The atmosphere in my department struck a good balance between friendly, sociable and quiet/busy.
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.
The atmosphere in the firm was friendly, the firm had a good work/life balance and the work itself was rather interesting.
The support i received during my placement epitomised the non-hierarchical and supportive culture of the firm.
The opportunities for networking were limited given that the placement was only a week long and many of the employees were busy.
There were a few social events which I got involved in.
Yes. Shoosmiths offer great sport, charity, and general social activities outside of work.