Rating

9.0/10

273 reviews

  • About You
    8.8
  • The Organisation
    8.7
  • Everything Else
    9.8

The Role

Role Description

First year insight programme


  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. I really enjoyed the insight. It provided us with a lot of meaningful information and input about skills needed to be a good lawyer. In addition, we were told about how the industry works as a whole.

    9/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. I felt very valued in my time in DLA Piper. Everyone made us feel very welcome and comfortable by giving us some really good quality food, tea, coffee, biscuits throughout the day. The accommodation was provided and we had a lot of social moments which were really valuable.

    10/10

  5. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  6. We received a lot of guidance from a range of trainees, associates, partners and members of the graduate recruitment team which was really helpful.

    8/10

  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 I developed will definitely hemp me on a daily basis. For instance the employability skills developed will become quite useful when it comes to applying for vacation schemes.

    8/10

  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. The insight was well structured but it was a lot of information at the same time. The days were very long but it was helpful to have coffee breaks quite often.

    7/10

  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. The atmosphere was very friendly during the insight. Everyone was so nice to each other and there was no real feeling of competitiveness.

    9/10

  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. They invested a lot on us in terms of social life, food, drinks and accommodation. Also a lot of partners took the time to come see us which was really helpful.

    10/10

  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. It did help us to understand what happens on the whole but not in details.

    7/10

  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. We were provided with so much meaningful information about the firms culture. It was the key benefit of the insight.

    10/10

  19. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  20. It would have been better to have more information about the practical work undertaken by lawyers on a daily basis by doing some shadowing for example.

    9/10

  21. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  22. Since it was an insight programme for first year students,I do understand the reason why we were not paid since we have not done any real work.


  23. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  24. there were a lot of networking opportunity which were really casual with trainees and partners.

    10/10

  25. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  26. There were a lot of networking and social opportunities with a wide range of employees of the firm. They were well organised and scheduled and very interesting in terms of input about the social dimension of working at DLA Piper.

    10/10

  27. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  28. We found out about a lot of opportunities such as Pro bono work which definitely was very interesting.

    9/10

  29. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  30. I would absolutely recommend this insight to my friends. It was so well organised and programmed and provided us with so much advice.

    10/10

  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)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

28th March 2018

Unpaid


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