Summer Intern 2018 at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Birmingham West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Commercial Law

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8.1/10

About You
8.2
The Organisation
8.3
Everything Else

7.8

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Thoroughly - I learned such a huge amount, and really appreciated the investment from the firm.

9/10

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

7/10

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

8/10

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

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Overall, extremely well structured and we always knew who to turn to with any questions.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

7/10

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

I learned a huge amount, felt well supported and well prepared for what is to come as a trainee.

8/10

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?

There is an extent to which you cannot fully know until you are an employee, but I got a good idea from conversations / work.

9/10

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

Really useful - I know I could fit in well here which was very helpful.

9/10

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

Some days were more useful and 'real' than other days - but the talks were inspiring and we had a genuine insight into the working life of lawyers.

8/10

Other Information

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

We were paid for the three weeks of work, put up in hotels, and given lunch and breakfast most days. felt very well looked after!

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

I got to meet and chat to a wide range of people from different areas / levels at the firm. There were particularly amazing opportunities to meet managing partners, group heads, and even the global co-chairman of DLA Piper!

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Not as many as I would have liked, but the events were still great that were put on - a few social drinks events and networking.

6/10

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

I heard about a few - for instance, sports teams, CSR work, diversity and inclusion groups etc.

7/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

100% - it was thoroughly enjoyable, very well organised, I met some wonderful people and was exposed to a great variety of work.

10/10

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