Rating

4.6/5
  • About You
    4.9
  • The Company
    4.4
  • Everything Else
    4.8

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The insight was really fun and there was nearly always a lot of work and activities to get involved with. There was one time when less work was available and I had to read a file, which is the only reason I haven't given a score of 10.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Everyone is incredibly friendly at DLA and made me part of the team from day one. I felt like I was given useful work to do.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I had all the guidance/support I needed. I could ask any question I needed and would get a lot of helpful advice.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel like I've learnt more about company law this week than I have in my degree up until this point! And I feel like I will remember what I've learnt because I learnt it in a practical setting (the workplace) in relation to actual cases, rather than just reading a textbook.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Very well structured - one week in London followed by two weeks in the regional office (a week each in two departments). The week in London was definitely very fun and interesting, but I think it would have been better placed at the start of the training contract for those who are successful. I think having the London week in the internship could cause people who are ultimately unsuccessful to feel more upset when they are unsuccessful because they could grow to like the firm more and see themselves working there during the London week.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Great - very friendly and supportive.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I think the support and guidance the firm gave me was sufficient training and development during the short time I was at the firm. It would have been hard for them to do anything else (like skills sessions for the various practise areas, for example) during the short time frame.

    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?
  • I think I've got a good understanding of the more basic tasks of a trainee, but I think a bit more could have been done to make us aware of the daily tasks of trainees and associates.

    4/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • It was very clear that the firm is fun and friendly.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • I know if I like the two practise areas I've worked in, but I think I need to personally experience more practise areas to fully understand my future career path. Perhaps 2 days in each practise area would be more suitable.

    3/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • Very good pay


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

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Very fun and friendly, although I was sometimes a bit tired at them after a long day in the office.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • I found out about a few activities, but I'm not sure if there are more. A full list of all activities would've been good.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Definitely - it was a fun, interesting experience.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

13th July 2018


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