Ready to apply now?

"Be yourself, every firm is looking for something different."

Samantha Hope

Graduate recruitment officer

Ready to apply now?

If everything you've read hasn't confirmed your decision to apply, how about reading about some of our recent nominations, awards and advice.

  • This year we won were proud to accept the Commendation for Diversity award by LawCareers.net in 2015
  • We were awarded the Best Trainer award by LawCareers.net in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2007, and were nominated for the same award in 2011 and 2012
  • We were ranked as a Top Undergraduate Employer by Rate My Placement, and the The Job Crowd both for the 3rd consecutive year in a row
  • And we have also been named as the Best Graduate Employer 2014 by Legal Week
  • We were awarded the Top Law firm for Training Contracts and Vacation Schemes and Best for Job Satisfaction 2014 awarded by AllAboutLaw, adding to our previous award of Best Vacation Scheme 2013.

To read more about our success, have a look at our recent press releases or find out how you can receive regular updates direct to your mobile device.

The online application form will open in September 2016 for insight evenings.

The online application form will open in December 2016 for placements and training contracts.

Please note that you cannot apply for a placement without also applying for a training contract.

Vacancy Location Deadline Assessment
Insight Evening 2017 Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Reading, Solent   30/11/2016 If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an insight evening during January or February 2017.
Summer Placement 2017 Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Reading, Solent 28/02/2016 If your application is successful you will be invited to attend a placement during June 2017 for one week.
Training Contract 2019 Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Reading, Solent 31/06/2016 If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an assessment day between 26th - 29th July 2017.

Got a question?

That might make a start at answering your question, but if you have any more have a look at our FAQ page, tweet our trainees directly at http://www.twitter.com/shoosmithsgrads or email us at joinus@shoosmiths.co.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and invite applications from candidates from all walks of life. If you need any assistance completing our online application form, or if you require any adjustments to be made to support you during the application or interview process please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please email the graduate recruitment team on joinus@shoosmiths.co.uk or speak to either Danielle Owens (03700 861874) or Samantha Hope (03700 863075) to discuss further.

Shoosmiths supports the voluntary code to good practice in the recruitment of trainee solicitors which aims to provide a fair recruitment process for all applicants. Amongst other things, the Code encourages law firms to wait until students' final year of undergraduate study before making official training contract offers. The purpose of this is to ensure that students are provided with sufficient time to gain a breadth of experience, and are not unduly put in a position where they are required to make a long-term commitment in the early stages of undergraduate study.