Intern at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Manchester
Review Date
Roles
Corporate Law
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4.8/5

About You
5
The Company
4.6
Everything Else
5

Role Description

3 week Internship

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

10/10.
5 /5

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

Very - I was given the opportunity to work on real deals, and made to feel like a real asset to the team.
5 /5

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

I was given the same support as a regular trainee at the firm, which greatly helped my insight into life at a commercial law firm.
5 /5

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

Having real world experience, over and above a typical internship, has much better prepared me for the next stage of my career.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

The Internship was structured in a way so as to provide the most variety in a relatively short amount of time.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone was very welcoming and it was a great atmosphere in which to spend 3 weeks.
5 /5

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

They provided us with all the resources and tools of the firm, which really encouraged our own learning and develpment.
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?

The exposure and level of work provided is not too disimlar to that of a real trainee, so when given a task you know that the work is for a real client.
5 /5

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

We were priviledged to have talks from all the differnet practice groups at DLA, meaning we had the opporuinty to see and appreciate how each cog in this legal machine fits toegther. This really puts into context how the firms culture and vision work in tandem with their business model.
3 /5

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

The variety of work provided was substantial, often having multiple tasks on at once, but each task was similar to that of a real trainee. This means that the work you will do on the internship is for real clients on real deals, which means you will truly get a feel for working in a commercial law firm.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

Each Intern was paid for their time, and the pay in the regional was very attractive as well.

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

We had a variety of events on throughtout the three weeks. Ranging from drinks evenings with people at different levels within the firm to a full blown Summer party. There was certainly a healthy mix of events and time to enjoy life at the firm.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

5 /5

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

5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would recmmened the Internship to anyone considering a career in law. Everyone at the firm is very welcoming, and will make the effort to see that you get the fullest experience possible.
5 /5