vacation schemer at DLA Piper

Top Employer
Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
london
Review Date
DLA Piper is a Top Employer

4.9/5

About You
4.6
The Company
4.9
Everything Else
5

Role Description

vacation scheme

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

splendid opportunity. the contents of the induction week were interesting, and the two work weeks were very well managed. everything was very well organized despite the technical difficulties faced
5 /5

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

HR were always there for us. I really appreciated the presence of very senior staff presenting for us. the people in the offices were all very approachable.
5 /5

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

as per the guidance, everything was very clear. on the work placements, some complained about the fact it was on them to reach for people - this was not always the case and, however, the schemers must make an effort to be proactive. as per the support, it was perfect. no question unanswered.
5 /5

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

I will particularly benefit from the "personal branding" session.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

the structure was perfect. my only concern was with the two presentations; I believe one could be enough if people want to really experience the work placements.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

all DLA Piper staff were very welcoming. the speakers were engaging and open. the supervisors were available for all needs - taking into account their workload.
5 /5

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

this question is partially answered above. all the people on the work placement were very happy to provide me any explanation I needed.
5 /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?

it provided me with the opportunity to speak to people from all different seniority levels, so that I could understand how my work could be in the short, medium, and long terms.
5 /5

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

in this respect, I believe it was particularly helpful to meet the trainees and hear their first-hand feedback on the culture.
5 /5

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

I had already chosen I wanted to be a lawyer. However, it is useful to have some insight of the different practice groups.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

the pay was adequate for a vacation scheme. the difference with other firms is so small in absolute terms that I believe it is irrelevant.

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

beside all the presentations, there were several occasions to meet people from the firm (pizza lunch, drinks etc.)
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

very informal and insightful. I cannot think of any possible improvement.
5 /5

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

yes, and trainees in particular were very keen on letting us know all such occasions
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

absolutely.
5 /5