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.
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 the role that each individual plays in contributing to this.
We are committed to giving our people the responsibility, confidence, recognition and support that they need to develop and succeed in their careers.
Being awarded 'Best Company Culture', 'Best Social Media', 'Best for Growing Confidence', 'Best for Level of Support' and 'Best Vacation Scheme' at the All About Law awards 2019 demonstrates that 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.
Over a two year training contract at Shoosmiths, you will complete four six-month placements, usually based in one or two office locations. From time to time we also offer the opportunity for trainees to be seconded to the in-house legal team of one of our clients, which provides an invaluable insight into the client's perspective.
There's nothing like diving straight in and having a go and, while we would not ask you to do something that you were not comfortable in tackling, we expect you to relish the opportunity to get experience of real cases and deals from the start. In our opinion, it's the best way to learn. Your experience will be built around a practical workload learning from expert lawyers, complemented by technical and business skills training.
As a trainee at Shoosmiths you will be encouraged to get involved in activities away from your desk, such as business development, creating innovative initiatives to drive efficiency, networking with other young professionals and charity-related activities. We see these events as a great way for you to develop valuable skills for the future.
To find out more about our training contracts, read trainee profiles or watch our #ShoosmithsLIVE video series please go to our website www.shoosmiths.co.uk/careers/careers-early.