Rating

8.4/10

204 reviews

  • About You
    8.5
  • The Organisation
    8.3
  • Everything Else
    8.2
  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. It was a great opportunity to experience work in area of law which was new to me and to work in such a highy regarded team was a privilege.

    8/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. I felt like I was a positive addition to the team and not just there as a fly on the wall, I got to be involved with a number of cases and was able to provide input on each one.

    9/10

  5. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  6. I was given the opportunity to research and draft work on my own, however this was always with the chance to take advice and assistance when it was needed.

    8/10

  7. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  8. Its great to know that you can move between departments and are able settle in to a role and be an asset to a team. The advice given by the team and several members of the office will be hugely helpfully for me when continuing to pursue a career as a solicitor.

    9/10

  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. Whilst not overstretched there was always work/tasks to complete and plenty of time was allowed to meet people from all over the office. The tasks given at the start of the week meant organising time was crucial but I was given the opportunity to prioritise this with my other work as I saw fit.

    8/10

  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. Everyone in the the office were very friendly and made me feel welcome throughout my time there.

    9/10

  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. I got to work alongside and for partners, associattes and solicitors who all gave feedback on my performance and any areas for improvment.

    8/10

  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. It gave me a great insight into working with other teams within the firm and it was good opportunity to experience the culture of a different office and department.

    8/10

  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. I was able to see that the firms culture was not sporadic, it was at the heart of every department in the firm.

    9/10

  19. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  20. It allowed me to see what it was like working a smaller number of cases but with a greater value and for higher profile clients.

    8/10

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


  22. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  23. I was given ample opportunities to meet a number of members of the firm and office and was able to dicuss and take advice from each of them on my future career.

    9/10

  24. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  25. I was given the chance to meet and socialise with alot of helpful and interesting people.

    8/10

  26. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  27. I was made aware of a lot of activities the firm get involved in, unfortunatley there were not many happening during my time there.

    7/10

  28. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  29. Yes, if you would like to know what it is like to work for a national law firm with great values and have the opportunity to really get stuck in to the work they do, then Shoosmiths is the place for you.

    9/10

  30. 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)

Commercial Law

East Midlands

15th May 2015

£16,000 - £17,999


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