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Perks

2019

"There's free peppermint tea in the kitchen (not just tea and coffee), with a variety of other teas and coffees available too. We have a regular treats trolley on a Friday with different treats each time such as cakes, samosas, sausage rolls and sweets etc. There are dress-down days every Friday, you get your birthday off without it coming out of your annual leave and you get an additional day off each year to volunteer."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There are a whole host of staff discounts for shops in the vicinity (this is handy as we're right next to the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham). For our induction week we had a generous meal allowance. We also get our birthday off work as well as a £50 voucher on our birthday, which is valid on a whole range of things."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"We all get given a birthday gift and the pension scheme is quite generous."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"There is an 'Above and Beyond' scheme where you can nominate your colleagues to receive vouchers for their hard work to pretty much any shop you can think of."
First year trainee, Manchester
"If you go on a secondment, the firm will assist you with the costs associated with it. The firm also helps provide us with interest-free season tickets for trains."
First year trainee, Reading
"Get a day off for your birthday and a £50 voucher to spend in a shop of your choice."
First year trainee, Reading

2018

"Every employee gets £50 of vouchers on their birthday and an extra day of annual leave."
First year trainee, Solent
"There are corporate discounts as well as 'above and beyond' awards to recognise people going the extra mile."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"You get £50 and a day off on your birthday. We also have an 'above and beyond' scheme that allows each member of staff to recognise each other's contributions to the firm."
First year trainee, Manchester
"We get free conveyancing and are signed up to corporate perks. There's also a pension scheme."
First year trainee, Whiteley, Southampton

2016

"We get free fruit in the office every week and Shoosmiths puts money towards you buying a bicycle if you cycle to work."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Extra day off on your birthday as well as a £50 voucher. You can nominate colleagues to receive vouchers for going 'above and beyond'. Free fruit in all offices."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"Corporate discount and perks. Dress down Friday."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Parking at the Milton Keynes office is right in the centre of town. Free conveyancing after 12 months' of service."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"Free fruit in the office, a day off for your birthday and a £50 voucher."
Second year trainee, Solent

2015

"£50 vouchers and a paid day off for your birthday come as perks of working here. Free fruit on Mondays is always nice too."
First year trainee, Reading
"You are given Birthday vouchers of (£50), and have access to free conveyancing and wills after a certain period of employment. An 'Above and Beyond' employee recognition scheme is another perk: £75 per year to donate to your colleagues in Supercheques vouchers."
Second year trainee, Reading
"You have a day of holiday on your birthday."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"Free fruit during the week and a gift voucher on your birthday are both perks. The latter is a really thoughtful gesture, in my opinion."
First year trainee, Southampton

2014

"Birthday perks - you get an extra day off and a £50 gift voucher. Expenses are paid for."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"Perks include free conveyancing after a year of employment."
First year trainee, Manchester
"We receive a free £50 voucher and day off on your birthday, plus a good pension and healthcare scheme."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The firm give us free conveyancing for one property per year, the right to buy and sell holiday, and a free day off for your birthday."
First year trainee, Reading

2013

"Having your birthday off as an additional day's holiday and being given £50 in vouchers to spend!"
Second year trainee, Southampton
"Free fruit. Christmas party."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"Extra day off for your birthday, pension, season ticket loan."
Second year trainee, Reading
"Gift vouchers for your birthday, Easter eggs at Easter and a selection box at Christmas."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Free conveyancing, free wills and discounts at some of our retail clients."
Second year trainee, Southampton
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