Rating

4.4/5
  • About You
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.4
  • Everything Else
    4.1

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I have really enjoyed my time spent at DLA Piper, a firm with a true open-door policy. People across the firm are genuinely invested in success of the internship programme, they have all been very welcoming, fun and friendly to work with. I got stuck into challenging work during my two seats and received valuable feedback on my progress throughout.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I met and worked with various members of the DLA team during my internship, and I must say, they took a real interest in my development, which made me feel really valued, the firm has a real collegiate atmosphere!

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • At the beginning of each seat, we would set objectives and tasks with our supervisors, who we often shared offices with. As such, it was very easy to ask for support and guidance, but even when my supervisor was away, the wider team were always happy to help.

    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 will zoom in on two skills out of many others that I have improved on during my time at DLA Piper, namely communication and teamwork. For one of the exercises, we had to work in teams to prepare, practice and deliver a pitch presentation to senior members of the firm, which in short sharpened my ability to communicate effectively and work efficiently in a group.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • I must say, the graduate recruitment team at DLA Piper are brilliant, they have really put in great effort to create a tailored and bespoke internship programme. Each day was jam packed with fun activities, designed to build our skill sets, network and get to know the firm more intimately. Overall, the internship is very well structured.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The atmosphere was fun, collaborative and supportive. I think the DLA team on a whole really enjoyed having us at the firm, just as much as we enjoyed spending time in their departments, a real two-way and warm atmosphere!

    3/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They invested a lot in my development goals. For example, I wanted to get learn about a seat separate from my two options, and I was put in contact with people that spend time teaching me about the seat and were happy to take questions.

    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?
  • To a great extent, I was often liaising with trainees daily, and I was able to observe the food quality of work and responsibility attributed to them. I can definitely see that working for DLA Piper will be challenging, fun and also rewarding.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Very much so, I have seen first hard the hardworking, fun, innovative and supporting culture that underpins the firm.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Very valuable, it was important for me to see what life would be like as a trainee at the firm and I feel like I've got a good glimpse now. Especially from regularly speaking to and working alongside the current trainees at the firm.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • The pay was sufficient to cover my day to day requirements.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Every day, we always had an insight session and networking events arranged for us ranging from activities within the firm and outside of the firm.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • They were great. For example, we had a few partner dinners, which enabled us to ask them questions in smaller groups.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes, the firm runs a host of activities in the pro bono space, and on diversity and inclusion, as well as many more, which everyone is encouraged to engage in. In addition, people are always free to take initiative and set up their own clubs or sporting activities and will receive funding.

    3/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • 100%

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking/Finance

13th July 2018


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