• About You
  • The Company
  • Everything Else

Role Description

Summer Internship at DLA Piper for a 2020 Training Contract.

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I thought the firm was incredibly welcoming. The first week of induction really helped us to settle in, and I particularly enjoyed getting to know the other interns around the other UK offices. A unique opportunity!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Definitely. Hearing from very senior members of the firm everyday, and meeting them at various evenings and meals meant we felt valued as interns. The grad team also did a great job of being available to speak to if we had any issues or questions.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • My supervisors each week were very supportive and answered any questions or worries I might have had. Setting the objectives in order to manage our performance rating was done in a clear and effective way.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Not sure. More about experiencing the firm and people than learning technical aspects of the law.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Very well structured. The induction week was action packed of activities, workshops and talks. The last 2 weeks also well organised, and the grad rec team communicated with us well via email.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Grad rec team were really fun and enthusiastic. The firm in general felt friendly, but also confident in their positioning as a major global law firm. Came across in an impressive, not intimidating way. The relations between interns was also supportive, and not competitive.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A great deal. The presentation workshops, pitching exercises and pro bono tasks were really valuable going forward.


  • 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?
  • Sitting in different practice groups, and experiencing the people, work and atmospheres on each floor gave a real insight into the firm culture and life. A few more social activities on an evening with current trainees might have been nice.


  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • 4/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • 3/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • Reasonably well paid. As expected for a London internship.

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Yes, lots!


  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Evening meals really enjoyable and great that the Partners were involved.


  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • 4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Already have done !


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

13th July 2018

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