Vacation Scheme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Legal/Law
DLA Piper is a Top Employer

4.4/5

About You
4.5
The Company
4.4
Everything Else
4.4

Role Description

3 week vacation scheme

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Amazing 3 weeks: week 1 - induction and training week 2 - first practice group seat week 3 - second practice group seat (told the training contract decision on the final day)
4 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Very valued - people go out of their way (especially firm trainees) to make you feel welcome. Also have 2 'trainee socials' - where all the vac schemers are taken out on socials organised by trainees. Some lawyers obviously very busy but always willing to help if approached politely.
5 /5

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

A lot - always on offer from graduate recruitment
5 /5

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Great non-legal professional skills training provided - things like personal brand awareness, presentation skills etc. very valuable.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very - clear 3 week schedule outlined from day 1
4 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Fantastic - not tense - everyone was friends despite the fact that we were in competition for TC spots. Grad recruitment do a good job of making everyone feel comfortable. People stayed friends despite success or failure to secure a TC
5 /5

7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

considerable amounts of professional skills training and practice group insights throughout 3 weeks
4 /5

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

100%
5 /5

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Significantly - numerous insights from lawyers and other staff from across the firm
5 /5

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

5 /5

Everything Else

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

well paid

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

yes - scheduled and non-scheduled networking opportunities
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

great - numerous and optional - RECCOMEND THAT YOU ATTEND - great for making an impression. No obligation/pressure to drink alcohol.
5 /5

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes - some people in the scheme played on the basketball team
4 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes - completely
5 /5