Shoosmiths is one of the UK's fastest-growing national law firms operating from 13 locations including Solent, Belfast, Reading, London, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
An innovative practice and the first top 50 law firm to achieve “Platinum Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity all make Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.
We offer a one-week paid placement during the summer which is an opportunity to try out some real trainee-level work. It's direct but down-to-earth as we believe that the best way for you to get real value from the placement is to see what really goes on and get involved.
During the week you'll get ‘buddied up’ with a current trainee who will provide an invaluable source of information on what it's really like to work at Shoosmiths as they guide you through the work and anything else that you would like to find out about.
We want to challenge you, but not overwhelm you, and work is pitched at a level that you feel comfortable with and which takes account of which stage of your legal studies you have reached. You will be given real responsibility and real case files. You will also be set a non-law related project to complete which will help you to get to know people, our clients and the firm’s strategy.
To find out more about the placements, read trainee blogs or watch our #ShoosmithsLIVE video series, please go to our website https://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/careers/careers-early
We are monitoring the situation and will be guided by government advice, but we are aiming to host the placements physically in our offices.