Case Handler at Shoosmiths

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Northampton East of England
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Legal/Law

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9.0/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Debt recovery case handler, working on a litigation team.

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

Shoosmiths has provided a good platform to enhance knowledge of how a large law firm works.

10/10

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

The colleagues at Shoosmiths didn't make me feel like a placement student/ The work I was completeting was the same as the my collegaues therefore I was valued the same.

10/10

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

I was provided with support when necessary in my placement time at shoosmiths. With executives being on each time they are readily available if ever needed. Along with team leaders that are also located in the same offices.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The RSG area of the firm operates on a computer system. Therefore there is also work available to complete without having to be istructed by an exec. However, on some occassions work is allocated.

8/10

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

The task I carried out were the same as that of a case handler. Therefore all the responsibility they had I had. This includes applying to courts for judgment, as well as proceedign with enforcement methods.

10/10

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

Working in a large firm has shown me how they operate. I also now know what I would eed to do in order to progress with my career after university.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere is relaxed yet busy, everyone has their set tasks to complete. Staff are approachable and willing to help if needed.

10/10

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

Training was scheduled for in the first few weeks. This meant all the training was provided before initial work began.

10/10

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

alot of training associated to the job was given. For example, emotion training, training in association with enforcement methods and how to trat clients.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
9/10

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

Very appealing. Haing got na insight for how the company works the environment and people all appealed to how I aspire my work environment to be in the future.

9/10

Social

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

The social scene within teams at shoosmiths is something that made the placement more enjoyable. From team ice skating to karaoke, lots of events outside work were organised to get people involved.

9/10

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

I lived at home whilst working at shoosmiths due to the location in which the offices were and where I live at home. However, I was working with 3 other placement students who lived in Northampton. They didn't seem to have a problem with finding accomodation adn travelling to work. Shoosmiths also helped move hours to accomodate this.

8/10

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

The night life is good. Lots of bars and pubs.

7/10

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

Work provided opportunites, especially in my specific team as previously mentioned.

8/10

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