Trainee Solicitor at Shoosmiths

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Nottingham East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Commercial Law Corporate Law Property Law

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7.3/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Work in four different departments, each for six months. Work involves working on files for clients, research, attending client meetings and training.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It's been very enjoyable but also provides a real insight into work.

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I feel like the work I am asked to complete is important and really does matter.

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I always have a point of contact for whatever I need.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Sometimes the work fluctuates, however, there was always something that needed doing!

9/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I am always given a large degree of responsibility and am trusted to work on matters independently with minimal review.

8/10

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

The skills are invaluavble and include, amongst others: time management, organisation, drafting and negotiation.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office is usually a fun place to work, although there are times when stress levels can increase!

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Organisation is ok but at times its hard to understand what is going on.

6/10

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

The company invested time and money into my training.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

This is very dependant on the market and the availability of jobs, it remains uncertain.

7/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The trainees do socialise quite a bit, although across offices this is generally harder to organise.

7/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

About average, no where near as expensive as London.

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

There is a good nightlife scence in this area and there is always something to do.

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There are sports teams, charity work and social events to get involved in.

7/10

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