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  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. I really enjoyed the entirety of the programme throughout the course of 3 days, it was extremely helpful and provided a useful insight into life at a city law firm.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. I felt very valued and a part of the firm, this is mainly due to the hospitality that they provided.


  5. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  6. The presentations and booklets gave us a high amount of guidance through the programme and the firm stuck to the schedule strictly. The workers supported us consistently throughout the programme.


  7. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  8. The skills developed in the programme comprise: presentation skills, speaking skills and critical thinking. These are all beneficial for my degree course and will also help me on the path to becoming a solicitor.


  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. The structure was of high caliber and the firm followed the structure given on the leaflet at all times. The sessions always linked with each other perfectly.


  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. The general atmosphere was brilliant. My peers were all friendly and I hope to see them in the future. As to the team at DLA Piper, they made us feel comfortable at all times and made us feel valued.


  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. A lot of partners and trainees at DLA Piper helped us through the programme, which means they stopped doing their work to come and give us guidance. In my opinion this is a very big investment as they are giving their time.


  15. 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?
  16. Some of the exercises included doing actual work that the firm does, such as closing a deal and doing research. The deal exercise in particular was very insightful.


  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. The insight programme helped me understand how the firm operates and the type of people that work in the firm. Also where the priorities lie within the firm.


  19. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  20. Personally this was very helpeful and inspired me more to strive towards working in a city law firm such as DLA Piper.


  21. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  22. I was reimbursed my travel expenses and the firm provided accommodation.

  23. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  24. There was numerous opportunities to network with employees throughout the 3 days. This included partners, trainees and future trainees.


  25. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  26. The workers were very supportive and gave us plenty of guidance on how to secure a training contract/ vacation scheme. They were very polite and would answer all questions.


  27. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  28. Yes, one of the future trainees told me about sporting opportunities within the firm. Also they told us about networking dinners.


  29. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  30. I would definitely recommend this insight programme to a friend, in order for them to strengthen their skills and learn more about how a city law firm operates.


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Legal/Law

Central London and City

28th March 2018


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