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Pluses

2016

"I like the un-stuffy nature of the firm. Partners sit right alongside their teams in the open plan office and are very approachable."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The people. The level of work and responsibility. The level of engagement. The emphasis put on CSR."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Atmosphere, work/life balance, exposure to work, quality of supervision."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes / London
"Best of both worlds: high quality work and a good work/life balance."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The down-to-earth nature of the people who work here and the culture of the firm. Good quality work."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"Good working environment and friendly culture."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Exposure to clients and a high level of responsibility."
Second year trainee, Solent

2015

"I work with people in a respectful culture, undertaking interesting work with known brands."
Second year trainee, Reading
"I have a high level of responsibility at work, and work with great people for good clients."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"The quality of work/clients is high, and the people make for a friendly working culture."
First year trainee, Southampton
"I work in a friendly culture that is a great environment to work in."
First year trainee, Southampton
"The level of responsibility and client contact are both beneficial to me."
Second year trainee,
"I enjoy working with the people at Shoosmiths and have a good work/life balance."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The people are very approachable and there is no hierarchy."
First year trainee, Reading

2014

"The extremely friendly working environment is a plus for me!"
First year trainee, Manchester
"The culture of the office is very positive."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Pluses for me are the brilliant work we are involved with which is at a high level for a trainee, in addition to the work/life balance, secondment opportunities and the inclusive working atmosphere in a completely non-hierarchical firm."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Work/life balance is encouraged which a plus."
First year trainee, Northampton
"The responsibility afforded to trainees and the faith that the firm places in our ability is a real plus."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The responsibility, lack of hierarchy, the people, work/life balance, and being a valued member of a team are pluses."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The firm has top quality clients which are a plus."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Client exposure, friendly and cohesive atmosphere and work/life balance!"
First year trainee, Nottingham

2013

"Work/life balance, social aspects."
Property, Newly qualified solicitor, Birmingham
"The other staff are friendly and the Trainee Partner is very approachable."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Shoosmiths has a fantastically open, friendly and supporting culture."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The people are really friendly and welcoming, the work is good and the hours are not ridiculous."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"I get a lot of responsibility and exposure to matters. Due to the small team in my office, I get involved in a lot of the work that comes in."
Newly qualified solicitor, Manchester
"Non-hierarchical culture, client contact, approachable people."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The people are genuinely supportive and good to work with. There is a lot of City quality work in many departments but the hours are more realistic."
Second year trainee, Reading
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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