Executive Case Handler at Shoosmiths

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Northampton East of England
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Legal/Law

Connect with this company

8.3/10

About You
8.5
The Organisation
8.3
Everything Else

8.0

About You

Role Description

I work in the non-standard mortgage recoveries litigation team. I deal with the more complex matters (taking some all the way to trial) as well as training and supervising the standard team.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed my placement week. The team were very welcoming and I loved the work that I was given.

9/10

Imagine yourself working at Shoosmiths

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 1 role at Shoosmiths

View jobs now →

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

From first thing on Monday, I felt valued by the team. It was great to feel trusted enough to be given the responsibility of research that is to form the basis of the firm's advice to the client.

9/10

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

Whilst I felt that I was able to get on with the tasks given with litlte guidance, I know it was there if needed. Each time I asked a question, I never felt that I was interupting or disturbing the team.

8/10

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

As I have been with the firm for almost six years, I feel that I already have a strong set of skills but a change of team and a change of work is a good refresher as it tests you.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well organised and I enjoyed the mini tasks and assignments that I was given to do. It was good to have a mini exit interview at the end.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

There was a great atmosphere in the Birmingham office. Everybody I met was friendly, helpful and welcoming.

8/10

Imagine yourself working at Shoosmiths

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 1 role at Shoosmiths

View jobs now →

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

I was trusted to undertake the work given with limited guidance. I am proud of this.

7/10

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?

The work I was given is that normally given to a trainee. It gave me an excellent insight into what life would be like and I loved it.

10/10

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

Having worked for Shoosmiths for a substantial amount of time, I already 'live' the Shoosmiths values but it was great to show this in a different department and with a different team.

9/10

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

8/10

Other Information

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


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

There were as many opportunities as you wanted. It was great to meet lots of new people on a number of different levels.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were a number of opportunities to go out and socialise at lunch but there didn't feel to be as many opportunities in the evenings. It was great to get out at lunch and get to know my new team and fellow secondees better,

7/10

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

The discussions had with the trainess gave me an insight into activities outside of work - New Friday is a junior professionals event that sounds like great fun.

5/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Whilst the week was tiring, I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt a real sense of achievement by the end of it.

10/10

Imagine yourself working at Shoosmiths

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 1 role at Shoosmiths

View jobs now →