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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 <span class="censored">[This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions]</span> 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.
Really enjoyed the virtual internship. I was able to make great connections, not only with other students, but partners and associates - particularly helped by the personal buddy that i was able to contact before the internship and during it. The presentation was challenging but a good way to improve my skills and work as a team.
Especially considering the short turn around to making the scheme virtual, the graduate recruitment team did and excellent job. The week was well planned, and we got to hear from a wide range of members of the DLA team, from trainees to partners and members of the executive board, through many informative and inspirational talks. It was incredible to see how involved senior management was involved throughout the whole process. There was a good amount of time given to trying to get to know fellow interns, particularly the the group task and in the office specific sessions.
I thoroughly enjoyed the virtual internship. Of course the internship was intended to be a longer three week in-person experience, but the Graduate Recruitment team ensured that activities contained as much intimacy and camaraderie as possible in a virtual set up. The speakers and group exercises were so engaging that without the light that indicated that I was in the middle of a zoom call existing, I probably would have forgotten that we weren't all in a room together.
I really enjoyed undertaking the virtual experience programme. We had the opportunity to hear from a range of fee earners across the business, as well as the executive team. Graduate Recruitment were very welcoming and reassuring every morning - and the Q&A sessions felt really relaxed. Everything was so well planned and executed, from our trainee buddies to our group allocations! Even though I was sat on my desk in my bedroom for 5 days I felt as though I had spent an actual week at the firm!
Thoroughly enjoyed the virtual experience! The talks, introductions and activities were all conducted with great energy and enthusiasm. The week was also the right balance of time on 'Zoom' and actual practical work with teams. I'm very glad to have been able to also work in groups and managed to make friends on the virtual internship!
I enjoyed it very much, while it was conducted in a virtual format as all law firm vacation schemes have been this year, we were able to listen to very senior figures within the firm (Global Co-CEO, London Managing Partner and London Training Partner), as well as a wide range of talks on practice areas and many other aspects (diversity, responsible business, pro bono). A virtual vacation scheme is not ideal, but it was certainly well planned and I appreciate the Graduate Recruitment team doing their best to make it informative for us.
Even though it was virtual, it was really well organised. We had talks from many senior members of the team and I learnt so much about the firm. We gave presentations at the end of the week, which was a great experience, even over Zoom. I didn't think it would be a good experience, but it ended up being a really enjoyable week.
The firm ran sessions with people all the way from current trainees to the Global Co-CEO, so I enjoyed the range of perspectives on offer and the effort that was made to adapt the programme to the present circumstances. Even though we couldn't meet in person, the social activities e.g. pub quiz were also a good way of building rapport.