The Art of Networking. 08/01/2018 Jennifer Gibbs, a first year trainee in Shoosmiths' Reading office shares her top tips of how to master the art of networking. Research and Insight Evenings 04/12/2017 Amy, a 1st year trainee solicitor shares some advice about how to effectively research law firms My first month as a Trainee Solicitor 14/11/2017 Rebecca Horton, a first year trainee solicitor at Shoosmiths, shares her experiences and thoughts one month into her training. Sense and Sensibility - Making the most of your Training Contract 17/10/2017 Pardeep, a second year Trainee Solicitor, shares her top tips on making the most of your time as a Trainee Solicitor. How to make the most of law fairs 07/08/2017 Law fairs can often be a daunting prospect but they may also be the first time you will come face to face with trainees and people working for law firms. How to navigate the assessment centre 17/07/2017 There are people who will say "just be yourself and it will be fine". These people are probably related to you. Whilst you should be yourself - that alone is not going to be enough to clinch a training contract. How to stand out on your training contract application form 06/06/2017 Applying for training contracts can be a stressful. It can be difficult to get your personality, skills and drive across on paper in a way that stands out. So I've put together 3 top tips to help you get noticed. Top Tips for Expanding Your Professional Network 02/05/2017 Laura Austin, a first year trainee solicitor in Shoosmiths' Solent office, shares her top tips for expanding your network and building your confidence while you do. A day in the life of a Corporate Trainee - Companies, Clients and Caffeine! 03/04/2017 Pardeep, a trainee solicitor in Shoosmiths' Nottingham office, shares her experience of a typical working day in the Corporate practice group. Shoosmiths' apprenticeships praised with Civil Court Users Association's (CCUA) Award recognition 20/03/2017 Shoosmiths' investment in apprenticeship schemes has been highlighted by apprentice Kayleigh Brooks being recognised for her outstanding progress at the 2017 CCUA Awards. My apprenticeship at Shoosmiths by Tania Ardito 10/03/2017 In support of National Apprenticeship Week, we have asked some of our apprentices to share their experiences of life as an apprentice at Shoosmiths. My apprenticeship at Shoosmiths by Maxine Houston 09/03/2017 In support of National Apprenticeship Week, we have asked some of our apprentices to share their experiences of life as an apprentice at Shoosmiths. My apprenticeship at Shoosmiths by Kayleigh Brooks 09/03/2017 In support of National Apprenticeship Week, we have asked some of our apprentices to share their experiences of life as an apprentice at Shoosmiths. My apprenticeship at Shoosmiths by Tom Barry 08/03/2017 In support of National Apprenticeship Week, we have asked some of our apprentices to share their experiences of life as an apprentice at Shoosmiths. International Women's Day: Mel Chell 08/03/2017 Read Mel Chell's journey from Cashier at Sainsburys to National Head of Asset Finance at Shoosmiths. Why secondments are beneficial to Trainee Solicitors 06/03/2017 Sending Trainees on a client secondment is becoming increasingly popular. Read this article to gain insight as to what it's really like to be on a client secondment and what you stand to gain by going on one. How work experience helped me secure my training contract 06/02/2017 With applications for university places and competition for training contracts at all-time high, being able to show that you have some experience may be the difference you need to succeed. How to deal with difficult situations during your training contract 23/01/2017 Sam Jadhav, a Trainee Solicitor in Shoosmiths' Manchester office shares some tips on dealing with difficult situations whilst navigating the training contract. Paralegal to trainee: the easy path? 09/01/2017 Working as a paralegal is a great way to gain experience in law, but is it really a quicker way to secure a training contract? A trainee's 5 tips for training contract application success 12/12/2016 Simon, Trainee Solicitor at Shoosmiths, shares his tips for training contract application success and how to avoid some common pitfalls. Black History Month with Stephanie Pincher 21/10/2016 Stephanie was the first in her family to go to university, but she didn't let that stop her securing work experience and a training contract at her dream firm. Find out how she did it here. Black History Month with Kishma Bolaji 14/10/2016 To celebrate Black History Month, we are sharing some inspirational stories from our staff. Here Kishma Bolaji explains why never giving up on her dream got her to where she is today - a dual qualified associate at number one national law firm Shoosmiths. Throwback Thursday: Gary Assim 29/09/2016 From fighter pilot to Lawyer - Gary Assim looks at the journey of his career which sees him reaching chairman of the WSG network and back in his home city of London. 5 Tips for getting the most out of a law fair 20/09/2016 Megan Holden, a Solicitor in Commercial Litigation in Shoosmiths' Milton Keynes office shares her five top tips for attending law fairs Throwback Thursday: Lynn Knight 08/09/2016 In this week's Throwback Thursday Lynn Knight explains why it's important to embrace every opportunity that comes your way, even if it's not quite the path you planned. Throwback Thursday: Alex Bishop 25/08/2016 From Saturday job to Partner, Alex Bishop tells us why being argumentative destined her for a career in law. 10 brainless blunders that could cost you your training contract 04/04/2016 Competition for training contracts is at an all-time high. I've listed the top 10 slip-ups (beyond the usual CV spelling and grammar errors) I see candidates making throughout the recruitment process. 3 Lessons from 3 months as a Trainee Solicitor 23/01/2016 Trainee Solicitor, Dan, shares his tips on how to survive and thrive in the first three months of your training contract.