Trainee Case Handler at Shoosmiths

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Northampton East of England
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Commercial Law

6.1/10

The Role
6.5
Organisation
5.4

Socialising

6.2

The Role

Role Description

Dealing with the litigation side of mortgage reposessions. Working on behalf of a national building society.

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

Its been a rollercoaster but I've enjoyed it all.

9/10

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

It varies from person to person.

5/10

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

Again this varies from person to person.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I am incredibly busy on a daily basis but it makes the day go really quickly.

5/10

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

Different departments have treated me differently in this respect.

5/10

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

The personal and professional lessons I have learnt during my time at Shoosmiths are invaluable.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Work and play were evenly balanced.

5/10

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

HR ran it smoothly but there were some cracks.

7/10

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

Some people invested a lot more than others. I wish this was more consistant.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

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

It would be a fabulous firm to carve a career with.

5/10

Social

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

I got on with all the other placement students sooooo well.

10/10

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

Rent took most of my money before I had a shot at socialising!

5/10

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

Northampton isn't exactly 'Buzzing' but it is what you make it!

5/10

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

5/10