Summer Vacation Scheme at Shoosmiths

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Milton Keynes South East
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Employment Law
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10.0/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
10.0
Everything Else

10.0

About You

Role Description

One week placement within the firm

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The weeks was incredibly enjoyable and I learnt much about the culture of the firm. The chance to experience a new area of the law was a great challenge and I was well accommodated by the team.

10/10

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

The team welcomed me to the office and were exceptionally friendly. I was given meaningful research to conduct during the week.

I was also able to go around the firm more widely and speak with other members of staff. Everyone was willing to give up time and speak with me.

10/10

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

I was encouraged to ask as many questions as possible and given much guidance in relation to tasks I was given. I was always supported throughout all my work and felt comfortable asking for more guidance if I needed to.

10/10

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

The research skills and knowledge of the basic principles of the law related to the teams work will be very useful moving forward.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The week was very well structured and organised. I knew exactly when I needed to hand in assessed work during the week and when I would be presenting the project I had been assigned to complete.

This enabled me to organize my time effectively.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone in the office was exceptionally friendly and willing to talk to me. I was welcomed by the trainees and paralegals at the firm and able to spend time with them during the week.

Their insight and advice was invaluable.

10/10

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

The firm provided great advice regarding any work I was completing. I was also able to gain much insight into how a career at the firm would progress.

10/10

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 opportunity to speak with trainees and solicitors at the firm was very revealing. They were always on hand to speak about the work they do and the experience of working at the firm day to day.

10/10

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

Being immersed in the firm for the week provided a great experience of the culture.

The atmosphere was great and definitely one I'd be happy to be a part of.

10/10

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

The firm and its attitude has only affirmed my commitment to gain a training contract and to carry on with a career in law.

10/10

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?

I was encouraged to speak with as many people around the firm as possible. This was both to learn more about their work and also to gain advice for my presentation.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

I was able to network with everyone at the firm throughout the week and also at an external training morning.

Whilst there were no social events on the week I attended I was able to assist with selling tickets for a social event the following week.

10/10

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

The amount of charity and activities available at the firm was plain to see. The opportunity to get involved in these was always presented to me. There is a wide array of activities available at the firm.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would absolutely recommend the placement.

I thoroughly enjoyed my week and learnt much from my time at the firm.

10/10