Rating

8.2/10

204 reviews

  • About You
    8.5
  • The Organisation
    8.3
  • Everything Else
    7.8
  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. I really enojyed my week with Shoosmiths, although I feel that the assessments that were set meant that I had less time to contribute towards the cases and deals the department were currently working on.

    8/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. I would have liked to have the opportunity to stay an extra week to meet more people. By the end of the week I felt very comfortable with everyone and it is a shame I had only a week with the firm.

    9/10

  5. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  6. My host Dani Kenyon could not have been more supportive, and I received emails and calls throughout my week by the graduate recruitment team and HR to make sure I was settled in.

    10/10

  7. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  8. I developed my legal research skills when carrying out the assessed tasks and experienced how to professionally deal with cleints. I mainly realised that Shoosmiths is the firm which will fully support me in my training.

    7/10

  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. The assessments meant that I was never without work to do. I had various deadlines to meet which kept me busy.

    7/10

  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. The office is a very relaxed and supportive place to work.

    8/10

  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. I was fully supported by the staff in my department throughout the week, although the tasks set required a lot of independent work.

    7/10

  15. 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?
  16. The trainees were very helpful and gave an insight into the application process, training and work environment.

    10/10

  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. The firm is very supportive, friendly and approachable.

    9/10

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

  20. 9/10

  21. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  22. I was paid £250 for the week.


  23. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  24. The open plan office meant I could meet staff from other departments.

    9/10

  25. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  26. We were taken out for a meal with the trainees and sat with them over lunch, but it would have been nice to get involved with their corporate responsibility events and/or go for casual drinks after our first day to get to know everyone a little quicker.

    6/10

  27. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  28. I believe they occasionally go for a few drinks on a Friday and are very keen to get involved with sporting events to raise money for charity.

    6/10

  29. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  30. Absolutely.

    10/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Legal/Law

East Midlands

4th July 2014

Less than £ 10,000


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