Vacation Scheme Student at Shoosmiths

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Milton Keynes East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Corporate Law

9.4/10

About You
9.2
The Organisation
9.3
Everything Else

9.5

About You

Role Description

working on the project set
assisting the trainee and solicitors
attending meetings
taking minutes and notes

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Very useful, gave a real flavour of what the working environment was like.

9/10

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

The company were all very welcoming and took the opportunity to introduce me to all the members of the firm even the busy partners.

9/10

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

I had a mentor and was working with a team

9/10

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

It will be very useful when i go onto becoming a solicitor

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured, i had a project to work on the week i was working there.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

very friendly

9/10

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

Offered me a training contract

10/10

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 real insight into what it would be like to train with the firm

10/10

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

Showed me all about their core values

10/10

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

I already had a vague idea

8/10

Other Information

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

I was reimbursed for all travelling expenses

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

I was invited to future networking events

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Really good fun social opportunities

9/10

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

Lots of charity work and sports teams

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Really useful, especially if you want to get a good feel of how it is to work with the firm

10/10