Insight scheme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Legal/Law

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10.0
The Organisation
10.0
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10.0

About You

Role Description

3 - day insight scheme for DLA Piper.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed this scheme - it provided me with a useful insight towards the way an international law firm works. We had talks from various sectors including Corporate, Tax and HR. I really enjoyed the negotiation and CV workshops.

10/10

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

Everyone at the firm made me feel very welcome including all the partners and trainees I spoke with after the talks.

10/10

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

We were given lots of support with regard to developing new skills such as teamwork and negotiation during certain workshops and tasks. Meanwhile, we were given valuable guidance on seeking jobs in the future through developing our CV.

10/10

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

The skills acquired throughout this scheme will definitely carry on through my life as its helped me become more aware of what large, international law firms want.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight scheme was very well structured - there were no delays with talks or events hosted and the recruitment team ensured there was enough time allocated for socialising and eating.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was brilliant - everyone was very keen to meet each other and learn about DLA. There was a very social atmosphere from start to finish of the insight scheme.

10/10

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

The company invested a lot of time and money by bringing out very senior and interesting partners.

10/10

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?

Although it will be hard to get a full taste of life in a law firm as an unqualified law student, events such as the negotiation workshop gave a very useful insight towards the operations of the corporate department.

10/10

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

Just by speaking to trainees and partners and listening to them talk about the firm, I was able to conclude very quickly that the firm has a very collegiate atmosphere and culture.

10/10

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

The content throughout each day was very useful as time was allocated to show us the workings of different departments to show us what we may be interested in.

10/10

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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?

I met plenty of employees at different levels throughout my time staying on the firm's insight scheme.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

A lot of time was allocated to ensure we could speak to not only the employees, but the other insight scheme students. It would have been nice to have some more events in the evening organised for people on the insight scheme.

10/10

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

There as a variety of CSR and activities outside of work which were explored throughout the scheme.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

10/10

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