Vacation placement at Shoosmiths

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Commercial Law Corporate Law Legal/Law

7.9/10

About You
8.0
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

7.5

About You

Role Description

Working in a legal department, putting case files together, attending court and client meetings.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed the week overall.

8/10

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

I was treated very well and given plenty of opportunities to complete work.

8/10

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

Plenty of guidance from my host and help from any others.

8/10

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

I feel I have developed great skills that will help me with future placements/jobs.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Really well structured - lots of varied tasks and I got to do a bit of everything.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Really good atmosphere.

8/10

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

I learned lots from my host.

7/10

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 gave me a really good insight into this.

8/10

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

I was encouraged to research the firm to discover the company culture and also to experience it when here.

8/10

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

It encouraged me to stay on the same career path.

8/10

Other Information

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

I was paid for my placement.

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

I was encouraged to talk with other staff and did so frequently.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Fairly good considering it was just a week long placement.

7/10

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

There were some opportunities highlighted, e.g. charity and fundraising.

7/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, definitely.

8/10