First Year Insight Scheme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Legal/Law

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9.3/10

About You
9.5
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

8.8

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the First Year Insight Scheme. The entire event was extremely well organised, the presentations and workshops were useful and the networking opportunities were abundant. The only thing that I would have liked was to undergo any type of work shadowing, regardless of department/length/tasks given, as this would give us a better insight as to the actual day-to-day work at DLA Piper. However, given the number of students at the scheme, I understand if this is not possible.

9/10

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

The firm did everything they could to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The provision of food throughout the day, as well as taking us to dinner in the City, was extremely generous and made the experience even more enjoyable. The organisers of the event did their utmost to make us feel valued.

10/10

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

There were always people around if there were any questions which needed to be answered. Once again, the organisers were extremely warm and friendly and supported us through all of the exercises. The partners that were invited to speak to us were also extremely helpful and encouraging, especially those that were listening to our presentations. I never felt intimidated to voice my opinions despite so many partners and senior associates being present. They were incredibly encouraging and reassuring.

9/10

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

We received information on the legal industry in general, DLA Piper, the route to a career in law, and general application advice. I felt that the information about how a corporate deal works was extremely useful, and I also gained information that would be very useful in interviews. The CV information was also very useful.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was well structured overall. The only comment I would have is that the lunch break was a bit too long, I feel that it could have been shortened by half an hour to have time for another exercise. I liked the fact that the insight scheme was 3 days instead of 2, like other firms.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was great, no faults. The people I met were bright, interesting, and enjoyable to be around. All of the trainees I met were extremely helpful and gave great advice. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel very valued and privileged to be on the programme. The organisers were also great.

10/10

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

10/10

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?

10/10

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

9/10

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

10/10

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

The only reason why I was not reimbursed expenses is because I did not incur any.

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

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

10/10

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

5/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

10/10

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