Meet Us

Meet Us

"Meet us in person, it's the best way to learn about your Training Contract"

Samantha Hope

Graduate Recruitment Manager

We think the best way for you to find out about training at Shoosmiths is to meet us face to face.

We will be attending various Law careers fairs in Winter 2019 so keep an eye out for updates of where we will be exhibiting. We also deliver employer presentations in educational establishments so if you would like us to attend an employer presentation or skills event at your University, College or School, please email [email protected].

We hold a number of insight evenings so that you can gain an insight into working as a solicitor at Shoosmiths. This opportunity is open to candidates who are either currently at university or have graduated, in any degree discipline. The online application form for insight evenings has now closed; however you can apply for our 2020 insight evenings from September 2019. The dates of our insight evenings will be advertised on our website, Facebook page and Twitter.

You can see the photos from our previous events on Twitter and Facebook using #InsightEvening.

Keep an eye on our list below for updates on events near you.

Shoosmiths Events

Date and Time Event Location Tweet us @ShoosmithsGrads for more info
June 2018 Summer Vacation Placements - by invitation only Shoosmiths offices #Placement @ShoosmithsGrads
25-29 June 2018 Shoosmiths Assessment Centres Manchester and Birmingham #assessmentcentre
25 - 28 July 2018 Graduate Assessment Centres - by invitation only Shoosmiths, Birmingham #AssessmentDay @ShoosmithsGrads
26 September 2018, 12:30 - 16:00 Edinburgh Law Fair Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh #[email protected]
2 October 2018 University of Glasgow Law Fair University of Glasgow #LawFair @UofGlasgow
15 October 2018, 11:30- 15:00 University of Nottingham Law Fair East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham #LawFair @UniofNottingham
17 October 2018 University of Sheffield Law Fair University of Sheffield #LawFair @sheffielduni
17 October 2018, 11:30 - 14:00 University of Law, Birmingham The University of Law, Birmingham #LawFair
18 October 2018, 12:00 - 15:00 University of Leeds Law Fair University of Leeds #LawFair @UniversityLeeds
30 October 2018, 11:00 - 14:00 University of Northampton Placement Fair University of Northampton,Waterside Campus #Placement @UniNorthants
31 October 2018 University of Reading Law Fair University of Reading #LawFair @UniofReading
13 November 2018, 12:30 - 16:00 University of Manchester Law Fair Manchester Central Exhibition Centre, Manchester #LawFair @OfficialUoM
13 November 2018, 11:00 - 14:30 University of Northampton Employability Fair University of Northampton,Waterside Campus #employability @UniNorthants
21 November 2018 University of Birmingham Law Fair The Great Hall, Edgebaston #LawFair @UniversityofLaw
21 November 2018 University of Southampton Law Fair Southampton #LawFair @unisouthampton
28 November 2018, 13:00 - 16:00 University of law, Leeds 15-16 Park Row, Leeds #lawfair
28 November 2018, 16:00 - 18:00 University of Law, Step into Law Fair University of Law, Guildford #lawfair
7 December 2018 LawCareersNetLive - 1 Portland Street, Manchester @LawCareersNetLive
January & February 2019 Shoosmiths Assessment Centre Shoosmiths offices #InsightEvening @ShoosmithsGrads
25 to 29 June 2019 Shoosmiths Insight Evenings Shoosmiths offices #Assessmentcentre

Shoosmiths LIVE

Join us on facebook LIVE as our graduate recruitment team answer your questions, and provide tips on how you can secure a vacation placement and training contract at Shoosmiths.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Shoosmiths and what we can offer you. You will get an insight into our practice areas, clients, our training contract and the skills you need to develop to become a successful solicitor. We've invited guest speakers to join us LIVE so you can get a real feel for what working in a law firm is all about.

Our LIVE videos will be published onto our Facebook page after the live broadcast, so if you can't watch us live, then you can come back and watch us anytime.

Visit our Facebook page to view all of the events, and click 'going' to receive a reminder when we go LIVE.

Watch Shoosmiths LIVE here:

5 March 2019 12:30 How to secure an NQ role
11 April 2019 12:30 How to impress at an assessment centre
2 May 2019 12:30 Training contract tips
4 June 2019 12:30 Making the most of your placement
24 July 2019 14:00 Understanding different areas of law
7 August 2019 12:30 5 skills you need to be a trainee solicitor
18 September 2019 12:30 Preparing for law firm events

A recording of our last Shoosmiths LIVE can be viewed here:

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 or email us at [email protected]