Shoosmiths tops five categories in TargetJobs' Inside Buzz rankings

Shoosmiths tops five categories in TargetJobs' Inside Buzz rankings


Author: Kara Shadbolt

National law firm Shoosmiths has topped five categories and featured in another five in TargetJob's Inside Buzz rankings.

Samantha Hope

Target Jobs set up the rankings so law graduates can get the 'Inside Buzz' on what trainees really think of the firm they work for, providing them with a 360-degree view of what it's like to work there.

The rankings, which have been assessed using results of an independent survey of 1369 first and second year trainee solicitors at 51 leading law firms across the UK, see Shoosmiths top of five categories - overall satisfaction, culture, hours, formal training and informal training. They also show Shoosmiths to be featured in the top ten of five more rankings - satisfaction with work, diversity, green initiatives, pro bono work and offices.

One Shoosmiths trainee commented: 'The accessibility of senior staff at Shoosmiths is one of the elements which set the firm apart from others.'

Another said: 'Everyone is really approachable and there are no barriers between people of different levels; I feel like a valuable, respected member of the team.'

Samantha Hope, graduate recruitment manager at Shoosmiths, said: 'These awards recognise that we are no longer just the number one national firm for clients, but also the number one national firm for the best graduates to come to.'

These results are a perfect end to a successful year, with Shoosmiths collecting a number of awards including Best Graduate Employer by Legal Week, Best Trainer - National/Large Regional Firm 2014 by, Top Law Firm by TheJobCrowd, and Top Law Firm and Best for Job Satisfaction by

Click here to see the full results of the survey.