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I really enjoyed the virtual internship. I felt like there was a good balance between informative content and interactive work. We were able to interact with people from all levels of the organisation which was very useful to get a good picture of what working at DLA Piper would be like as a trainee. The graduate recruitment team/ trainees/ partners were all extremely welcoming and helped make the experience less intimidating and more enjoyable as a whole.
Despite the internship being online this year, I found it very enjoyable! The graduate recruitment team thoroughly planned our days, so we had a good balance between hearing talks from different people in the firm and completing group work. There were opportunities for networking and we were able to interact with other interns frequently.
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole week. We were lucky enough to listen to a range of speakers from across the firm, gained an insight into different practice areas and learned more about the experience of being a trainee. We also had organised drop in sessions and regular Q&As across the week.
The 3 week summer internship was moved to a 1 week online virtual scheme. The Graduate Recruitment team worked really hard to organise a well structured, interesting and informative scheme, which involved many lawyers in the firm and covered a broad range of topics. All the vacation scheme students were treated like a big family together on the scheme.
With all the uncertainties around the COVID-19, the Graduate Recruitment Team did an amazing job designing the virtual internship and it exceeded my expectations in so many levels. It was a great opportunity to get to know more about DLA Piper and to extend my network and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in pursuing a career as a Solicitor. In the worst case scenario, you will learn something and have a lot of fun.
Despite initial disappointment that we would be unable to complete the vacation scheme in the offices across 3 weeks due to the current crisis, I was surprised at how well the virtual experience measured up and ended up thoroughly enjoying the virtual experience. The graduate recruitment team worked extremely hard and it definitely showed with the week ultimately a resounding success.
Interesting, welcoming and down to earth people. I appreciated the amount of time that senior executives committed to speak to trainees (including responding to additional emails). The opportunity to hear from so many different people at the firm allowed us to really 'plunge' into DLA Piper's culture and gauge whether this is the kind of environment that we see ourselves fitting in.
From the very start, everyone was invested in you as a placement student. Every piece of information / speaker / task / fun exercise was enjoyable and provided a great insight into the firm and what the people are like. The grad recruitment team were great and it was such a fabulous week!
I thoroughly enjoyed this Insight Programme. The Graduate Recruitment team did a phenomenal job of adapting the internship to lockdown regulations and made us feel really comfortable with the new setting. They made a great effort to get to know us over zoom and had a wonderful timetable of activities planned that struck the perfect balance between not too tiring and still sufficient.
Although the vacation scheme was conducted in unusual circumstances due to the pandemic, the graduate recruitment team worked very hard to make it an informative and personable week. It was a disappointment that the scheme was not as originally planned, but the virtual scheme was organised very well, with numerous talks from lawyers including senior partners to trainees. The scheme also involved the opportunity to engage with fellow interns and take part in a group project. Overall, it was very good!
I thoroughly enjoyed the programme, it was engaging and informative throughout and despite being virtual experience it still provided valuable insight into the firm, their values and the type of work they do. The involvement from people of all levels at the firm was really impressive and their passion for the firm really shone through.
The insight was of a reduced length due to COVID-19 but I genuinely loved every moment of it! I got to meet a wide variety of people across the firm, including some of the most senior staff, as well as many other interns. It definitely exceeded my expectations given that Grad Rec had to change the programme to suit virtual life.
It was an extremely interesting and informative internship. Despite being online, the sessions were well managed and we always got time to ask questions at the end. I felt like I still got the same quality experience as if it was in London or in the Leeds office. Great experience.
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to hear from some extremely inspiring people at all levels of seniority. Despite the obvious limitations of Zoom, Grad succeeded in making us feel part of the DLA Piper community. This created a relaxed atmosphere in which everyone could be themselves. There was a huge emphasis on there being no fixed mould of Trainee at DLA Piper. As my career path has not been conventional, this was particularly refreshing. Unlike with other firms, I have not felt disadvantaged by my age or sex at any time during the process at DLA Piper. The only reason I have rated it 9 and not 10 is because my eyes did struggle being on Zoom for long periods. However, this is by no fault of DLA Piper. My enjoyment of the content of the Internship is 10.
Given that this was the first (and hopefully last) occasion on which the firm has to transfer its vacation scheme into a virtual format, it was well thought through and well organised. The graduate recruitment team were always on hand to resolve any issues and did a good job of balancing talks with group project work.
Really enjoyed- met loads of new people from a variety of degree disciplines and backgrounds. Gained lots of insight into DLA Piper, practice areas, unique parts of the firm and aspects such as diversity and inclusion, social mobility, the LGBTQ plus support group, the women's network and the family caring group. All interesting and encouraging initiatives.
I enjoyed the programme thoroughly. Huge props to :::Dominique, Lucy and Petra::: for creating the in-person experience as best as they could on a virtual level. All guest speakers were super helpful in providing a more in depth insight and they were happy to answer all questions. In fact every session throughout the week would run over as each individual was happy to answer questions and take additional time out of their day to help us out. The insight programme was very enjoyable overall and I commend the trainees who set up a relaxing quiz to aid with the initial ice breaker introductions. it required us to work in teams which I believe was great in order to be able to get to know each other. Overall would most definitely recommend!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed my time during this Virtual Internship Programme. Whilst the circumstances this year were unfortunate, I believe that the Graduate Recruitment team made an enjoyable week that ensured that we learned about DLA Piper and the values that they hold. The setup was very effective and ensured that everyone was able to attend the scheme.