Vacation scheme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date
DLA Piper is a Top Employer

3.7/5

About You
3.6
The Company
3.6
Everything Else
3.9

Role Description

Vacation Scheme

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I very much enjoyed this; other vacation schemers were companionable. However, departments varied in applicability. Having a presentation every day was also too much.
4 /5

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

This varied according to what department I worked in.
3 /5

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

HR excellent.
5 /5

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

Encouraged socialising, which is vital in law firm.
4 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

HR had scheduled everything.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Again, varied from department to department.
3 /5

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

Focus on presentation skills, encouraged socialising etc.
4 /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?

Through questioning partners rather than experience.
3 /5

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

To the greatest extent that one can without joining the company.
4 /5

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

4 /5

Everything Else

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

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

5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Few partners showed up to dinners. Felt that we saw very few trainees on social basis throughout the 3 weeks - focus on highest level employees.
3 /5

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?

4 /5