I really loved my time spent at DLA Piper! Three weeks provided the perfect amount of time to settle in and experience day-to-day life at the firm. The vacation scheme was interesting and varied and I felt that I was able to get a lot out of this experience. Overall, a very enjoyable experience!
I was made to feel like a welcomed and valued member of the team throughout my time at DLA Piper! I had the opportunity to work on interesting projects and interact with clients, proving that the team believed in my abilities. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to attend employee training sessions and to attend court, which made me feel valued and trusted.
There was plenty of support and guidance on this vacation scheme at DLA Piper, and I found my line manager to be particularly supportive! The HR Team also acted as a great support system and I was assigned a graduate buddy on my first day. I was able to turn to this individual with any adhoc questions that I had.
The skills and knowledge that I developed will certainly assist me in the future! I developed a range of transferable skills which will benefit me in both my future career and my final year at university, where I am studying law. Moreover, this experience has made me more confident in my abilities and this will benefit me in any future interviews.
The vacation scheme at DLA Piper was well structured and I was provided with all the necessary information before joining the firm, which helped me to adequately prepare. The scheme consisted of a good balance of desk work, networking events and training sessions. This ensured that I was able to get the most out the experience.
There was a great general atmosphere throughout the vacation scheme! The HR team were great, always approachable and friendly, which put me at ease! Furthermore, I found my team to be really friendly and they always invited me to team socials and events! Overall, I found the atmosphere at DLA Piper to be open and friendly.
DLA Piper invested heavily into this vacation scheme, as shown by the amount of effort they put into making us feel well-valued. We had endless amounts of training and this vacations scheme really focused on our personal development. It was clear to see just how much time, effort and money had been invested into this scheme, in order to make it the best possible experience.
This vacation scheme very much helped me to understand what it would be like to have a full-time role at DLA Piper. I was able to undertake tasks similar to that of which a graduate trainee would be doing and spending 3 weeks on the desk provided me with a rounded experience of what day-to-day life at DLA Piper is like.
Having the opportunity to spend 3 weeks at the firm allowed me to really understand more about the culture at DLA Piper. We were given a number of presentations about the culture and values at the firm, and I was able to witness this culture first-hand during my time spent with my team.
The content of the vacation scheme was very valuable in helping me to determine my future career path. There was a good variety of activities on the scheme and I was able to develop a good understand of what day-to-day life as a solicitor is really like. My experience at DLA Piper has confirmed that I want to pursue a career in this sector.
I was paid during my time spent at DLA Piper and many of my expenses were reimbursed.
There were plenty of opportunities for networking with employees from the firm. The first 4 days of the internship in London were dedicated to networking and I had the opportunity to meet a diverse range of employees at DLA Piper. Furthermore, the interns were sociable and we organised drinks and dinner in the evenings.
I very much enjoyed the networking and social event opportunities at DLA Piper.
Yes, there are plenty of different opportunities for employees to get involved in.
Yes, I would recommend this insight to a friend! I found it to be both enjoyable and challenging, and I was able to get a lot out of this experience!
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
11th December 2018