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2016

"I had previous work experience with Shoosmiths so I knew I wanted to apply for a trainee role with them."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Great firm with great clients local to where I live."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The culture. It seems unique."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Quality of work, culture, work/life balance and location. A prestigious firm without having to go to London."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The work/life balance, the people, the good clients and the standard of the training given to trainees."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"Based in Manchester, established training programme, good clients."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The reputation for high-quality training."
Second year trainee, Solent

2015

"I applied here after completing the vacation scheme, where I did excellent work with approachable but talented colleagues, and I wanted to experience more of this."
Second year trainee, Reading
"I applied here because of the firm's friendly nature, and the fact that it was an exciting opportunity due to the firm's ambitious growth plans."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"I was encouraged to apply here after attending an open day while I was at university."
First year trainee, Southampton
"The reputation for exceptional training and firm environment were both reasons why I applied here."
First year trainee, Southampton

2014

"I chose Shoosmiths for their culture and values, practice areas, and the size and valued reputation in so many practice areas."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"I was attracted to the firm's good reputation, strong client base, and the rapidly expanding office in Manchester."
First year trainee, Manchester
"I wanted to enjoy going to work whilst ensuring that I received the best training available so Shoosmiths ticked those boxes."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The working environment and the quality of work/training that the firm had to offer encouraged me to apply."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"I wanted to work for Shoosmiths because of their fantastic culture, the high level of work that the firm is involved in and the big name clients that we work for. Also, the ambitious nature of the firm was a key factor in my decision."
First year trainee, Manchester
"My experience of the vacation scheme pushed me to apply, as everyone was so friendly and I was given really interesting work."
First year trainee, Reading
"Location, reputation, work/life balance and the benefits that the firm offerd appealed to me."
First year trainee, Nottingham

2013

"Firms values and culture."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"I did a vacation scheme at Shoosmiths and really enjoyed it and the location is perfect for me."
Second year trainee, Reading
"The interview was fun and the interviewers were both easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable."
Newly qualified solicitor, Birmingham
"City quality colleagues and clients but without the City hours and culture."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"I had enjoyed working there as a paralegal."
First year trainee, Southampton
"Location, reputation and a positive feel on the assessment day."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"The culture promised on the website was 100% delivered on my vacation placement."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I choose Shoosmiths because of the people. Everyone that I met was friendly and I felt like I would fit into the firm. This view still holds true for me today nearly five years on."
Second year trainee, Southampton
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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