Trainee Analyst

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: IS
Location: Northampton
The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The role

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for the integration of disparate systems including case management systems, workflow/BPM systems and SAP using Microsoft integration technologies such as Microsoft Biztalk and .NET technologies. 

Main responsibilities

The remit of the role includes the following:

  • Learn about and contribute to the creation of inhouse tools and data management solutions
  • Learn about and contribute to the support and enhancement of existing systems
  • To work closely with the business to analyse and understand the technical requirements and develop solutions to meet all requirements.
  • To produce documentation, technical specifications, training and testing scripts, risk and issue logs and any other necessary project and support documentation.
  • Work effectively with the whole project team to ensure a fully integrated system is delivered.
  • Minimise the firm’s exposure to risk.
  • Ensure that you understand and follow the required IS Policy, Procedures and guidelines provided by the IS Department.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with rest of the IS department.
  • Assist other areas of the IS department as and when required.

Be aware of current Health and Safety requirements and co-operate with Facilities Management

Skills and qualifications

Personal skills and competencies

  • Excellent communication skills with people at all levels of the business
  • Self-motivating with a flexible approach
  • Is inquisitive with an analytical mind, but well grounded.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Excellent skills in documentation writing
  • Process driven, able to follow a methodology
  • Deliver on time, in full all requirements scoped
  • Has the confidence and maturity to deal effectively with colleagues in all parts and levels of the business.
  • Sets and manages user expectations

Role-specific knowledge, expertise and experience


  • Strong analytical and logical thinking skills
  • Passionate about technology
  • Strong problem-solving skills


  • Experience in a law firm, professional services firm or other service sector industry
  • Basic understanding of SQL and databases, or experience with writing SQL / PL SQL, desirable
  • Any knowledge of programming will be a bonus


Qualifications and other role-specific requirements


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent   

Additional details

Travel to other Shoosmiths offices will be necessary on occasions.

It is essential that the Trainee Analyst can work flexible or extended hours to complete some tasks outside of core business hours of 08:00 to 18:00.

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.