Summer Vacation Scheme at Shoosmiths

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

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8.0/10

About You
8.0
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

8.0

About You

Role Description

A tailored insight into the role of a trainee solicitor in a large commercial law firm.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I found it to be a very enjoyable experience that re-affirmed my desire to pursue a legal career.

8/10

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

I was welcomed into the team and made to feel involved immediately. I also attended several team meetings etc...

8/10

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

Any task I was given during my placement was explained well and I was given prompt and beneficial feedback on work.

8/10

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

The work I was given helped me see how law comes to life in practice and cemented a lot of knowledge I gained at university.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

From start to finish everything was thought out and planned meticulously. At no point was I unsure of what I was supposed to be doing.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere in the office is open and friendly and every member of staff was very approachable.

8/10

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

The firm invested in me to the extent that people were willing to take time out of their own busy schedules to offer me advice and pointers.

8/10

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?

All the tasks I was given were based on real trainee solicitor work. So in this sense the insight was most useful.

8/10

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

The firm was very clear from the outset in outlining it's service-orientated culture.

8/10

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

It was an invaluable experience that, combined with other legal experience I have gained, has confirmed my intention to pursue a legal career.

8/10

Other Information

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

I was paid £50 per day.

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

All members of staff were approachable and friendly and there was ample opportunity to meet them and get an insight into their particular roles.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The social event opportunities were relaxed and enjoyable. We were treated to lunch twice over the course of the week.

8/10

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

The firm places a great deal of importance on corporate responsibility and explained a lot of its activities and functions in great detail.

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this experience to any friend of mine considering a career with a commercial law firm.

8/10

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