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"The firm has fruit delivered to all the office kitchens twice a week."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"We have a specialist aviation and marine finance team."
First year trainee, Southampton
"There's a cake trolley every other Friday."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There are painted canvases in the kitchens in the Manchester office, with each representing one of the firm's offices. The meeting rooms are all named after years significant to the firm (eg 2009: the year when the Manchester office opened)."
First year trainee, Manchester


"Our CEO began as a trainee here at the firm."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The Solent office has a charity tuck box and a drinks trolley most Fridays that raise money for our office charity. This year it's Solent Mind."
First year trainee, Whiteley, Southampton


"Despite the confusion of some people that call our office, we are not a cobblers!"
First year trainee, Edinburgh


"We have our own guide dog (called Smithy). We raised sponsorship monies for Smithy's training. We also bake a lot of cake (every Monday in the corporate department)."
Second year trainee, Reading
"We get our birthdays off."
First year trainee, Southampton


"In every McDonald's in the UK there will be a licence with the firm's stamp at the bottom."
First year trainee, Manchester
"We have an amazing annual ski trip attended by partners through to trainees/paralegals and support staff."
Second year trainee, Manchester


"Nationwide have been a client of the firm since 1846."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"Shoosmiths is full of amazing bakers! Every Monday is a like a scene from the Great British Bake Off."
First year trainee, Reading
"We get Krispy Kreme doughnuts quite a lot!"
Second year trainee, Southampton
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