Summer Placement 2019

  • Regional Law Firms
  • Nottingham, Southampton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Reading

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  • Employees: 1550



Shoosmiths is a leading national law firm with offices in Southampton, Basingstoke, Reading, London, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds and Edinburgh.

The top quality of client service that we provide is recognised by the national awards that we have won.  These include ‘UK Law Firm of the Year 2015’ in the British Legal Awards and being the first top 100 law firm to be accredited with ‘Investors in People Gold Standard’.

Our impressive client list reflects the quality of our lawyers.  From Hewlett-Packard to Krispy Kreme, and property developers to some of the UK's largest banks, we work with a growing number of the FTSE 250 and some of the world's most exciting businesses.  

You don’t need to complete a vacation scheme at Shoosmiths to secure a training contract, but it is a great way to gain invaluable experience and find out if we are the right fit for you.  Our placements also give candidates an opportunity to fast track to a place on the assessment day for a training contract.

We offer around 40-50 paid placements of one week during June.  You will experience a real week in the life of a trainee solicitor which includes real responsibility, real case files and attending real client meetings.  You will be ‘buddied up’ with a trainee who will be able to answer any questions that you may have.  You will also have opportunities to get to know other people in your office and across the firm.

Our values and culture underpin everything that we do.  We believe that our friendly, supportive and dynamic working environment is fundamental to our success and we value highly the role that each individual plays in contributing to this. 

We are an innovative, ambitious firm with a lack of hierarchy and zero tolerance for arrogance and believe that this makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work. 

Applications open in December each year.  Submit your application online via our website by clicking on the Apply Now button.