Paralegal at Shoosmiths

Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
Milton Keynes South East
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Banking/Finance Corporate Law

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9.0/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

Assist senior legal advisors and provide general support in the Corporate and Banking departments.

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

Extremely enjoyable placement generally!

9/10

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

Always valued and made to feel welcome from day one.

8/10

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

They were always on hand to assist me with any queries and were never too busy to stop and explain things for me!

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Excellent balance between working well with my colleagues and having time to enjoy my time away from the office.

8/10

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

I thrive on responsibility and to be given it at an early stage was a real bonus for me.

8/10

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

I have developed a number of key skills which has given me a great deal of confidence for working in the legal environment but also useful for life generally.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great atmosphere

9/10

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

Placement was extremely well run with a good blend of activities and work which made it all the more enjoyable.

10/10

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

They provided me with all the support I needed and have invested a lot of time and energy in to making my time here as productive and enjoyable as possible.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
9/10

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

I got a job with the firm, so the prospects for the future here are excellent.

10/10

Social

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

A good group of people who are always up for socialising and having fun.

10/10

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

Very manageable.

8/10

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

Decent nightlife in the local area - always good for a night out.

8/10

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

The firm is always offering employees the opportunity to get out and assist local organisations and helping to contribute to the local community.

10/10

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