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.
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.
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.
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.
The assessments meant that I was never without work to do. I had various deadlines to meet which kept me busy.
The office is a very relaxed and supportive place to work.
I was fully supported by the staff in my department throughout the week, although the tasks set required a lot of independent work.
The trainees were very helpful and gave an insight into the application process, training and work environment.
The firm is very supportive, friendly and approachable.
I was paid £250 for the week.
The open plan office meant I could meet staff from other departments.
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.
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.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
4th July 2014
Less than £ 10,000