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I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the internship. The programme was meticulously organised and interns were kept informed of updates to the programme at all times. Everyone at the firm, both during the London induction and whilst on location in Manchester, went out of their way to make sure the interns felt comfortable. Overall it was an excellent experience.
Amazingly well planned vacation scheme with really insightful presentations and events. Everyone in both the London and Birmingham office made an effort to make us all feel welcome and we really got to get a good idea of what each department entailed. It was great to see the social side of being a solicitor as well as the work side.
The insight into the firm was excellent. The programme was able to get a good balance between the firm's values and future as well as how the firm actually 'does' the law. The first week's introduction had extremely insightful presentations about the firm as a whole; and then the two weeks which followed in departments gave an invaluable insight into that practice area.
Incredibly enjoyable. The entire programme put me outside my comfort zone, and helped me to improve upon and develop myself as a person and as a lawyer. Dominique and her team put together a varied and well thought out programme that allowed us to learn so much about the firm, both in regard the culture and the work being undertaken.
Very much so. The scheme was well organised and a lot of effort was put into ensuring that all the interns had the opportunity to spend time with and get to know each other. There were also a number of social events put on for us throughout the internship period.
The 3 week vacation scheme was well-balanced in terms of exposure and time spent in the practice areas and professional skills development. We had a one week induction with all intern across the different regional offices in London which was really useful in getting to know everyone on the scheme. I really enjoyed myself and got to meet some of the nicest people at the scheme.
The placement was very much enjoyable, it was organised meticulously by Dom and her team. The first week in london was an excellent introduction to the firm with speeches by CEO's and heads of groups which were motivational. They covered the cost of all our food and hotel which avoids us worrying about how we will finance our costs especially for students.
The insight was such a great experience which gave me a true insight into the way a global commercial law firm operates. Not only did we get to experience time in our allocated seats but we were also given insight sessions to get a well rounded insight into the work that the firm does.
The three weeks have been really good from the very beginning. The program is engaging and you are always doing something as there are so many activities to do and you can ask for more work from your line manager if you have nothing on and they will arrange something.
I absolutely loved the insight I received throughout the internship. The most fulfilling part of it was the level of commitment Grad Rec had when designing the program to ensure that we received the largest spread of knowledge we could receive. We had regular Practice Group Insight sessions from partners in various offices (including Hong Kong!) who gave detailed breakdowns of their roles and groups.
I really enjoy the three weeks I spent at DLA Piper. I got the opportunity to experience life as an intern, performing tasks similar to what trainees are expected to be doing during their training contracts. I enjoy speaking to people in the different departments and also getting expose to different kinds of work throughout my time in the office.
I have extremely enjoyed my experience at DLA Piper as constantly felt included and supported even in the most challenging aspects of the job. Although we only are interns, we could feel that the firm values us and welcomes us which ultimately makes us feel more comfortable to provide a higher quality of work and be more productive.
I really enjoyed the DLA Piper vacation scheme. The first week was a nice gateway with all 100 interns in the London office participating in networking sessions and listening to talks by various partners and guests in order to understand the firm's identity. The final two weeks were spent in two practice area seats where we got to do real work in order to assist clients. This was a valuable vacation scheme and helped developed my skills greatly.
A really well-organised placement with a lot of valuable opportunities to get a real perspective of how the firm works on a day-to-day basis. Everyone was lovely and the culture and community at the firm is always so positive. You get some really quality work and meet a lot of great people.
I have very much enjoyed my time at DLA, not only did I get given the opportunity to work on real and current cases doing meaningful work, but everyone I have met over the course of my time here has been welcoming, helpful and considerate of my lack of experience and actively attempted to help me learn and develop over the course of my placement.
DLA offer a well planned and structured insight into the firm. The partners, employees and graduate recruitment team are all very friendly and welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed my insight at DLA, and felt like a genuine member of the team by the end of my placement.
I enjoyed this internship a lot. For starters we got to have an induction week in the London offices, and meeting the graduate recruitment team and the interns from all the other UK offices was a fantastic experience. The whole internship was very structured and organised, insuring that we got to experience both the company culture and the actual work done in the offices as well.
I have really enjoyed my 3 weeks at DLA Piper and have found the three weeks to not only be professionally rewarding but also personally rewarding. I have been able to interact with 100 like-minded individuals who are on the cusp of embarking on their legal careers and being able to speak to so many people from such a wide variety of backgrounds meant I really enjoyed my time at DLA. I have also learnt a great deal about the commercial realities of the legal industry that I would not have been able to learn elsewhere.