I enjoyed the insight programme very much. I was able to be exposed to lots of factors that can characterise DLA Piper: core values, main initiatives, culture, key practice area sectors, people, and a discussion with managing partners.
I definitely give 10. DLA Piper is the number one international business law firm consisting of good people valuing each other. It is what I felt from the insight programme. Despite having very busy and fast-paced three days, I also was able to have time to communicate with four people from the graduate recruitment team.
I had a dietary issue. Therefore, throughout the three days, DLA Piper provided me with allergy-free foods.
Also, DLA Piper graduate recruitment team guided and supported me to be myself comfortably throughout the programme. You are really expected to be guided and supported.
Through the M&A simulation game, we were expected to develop effective teamwork skills.
The information that I received was basically about DLA Piper's key values, sector-focused practice areas, key initiatives including pro bono, DLA Piper people, and DLA Piper's business approach.
The programme was well structured holistically, consisting of practical experience, DLA Piper-focused information, insights, and communication.
It was a very fast-paced programme. Even though students were always given time to go to the bathroom between sessions. However, some people had to leave the room during the session to go to the bathroom. Aside from it, I consider that the structure was holistically well-structured!
The general atmosphere was 'warm and benign'. I think no more word is needed. You are very welcomed by DLA Piper graduate recruitment team, lawyers, and all DLA Piper people. Also, you can feel that you are being supported. It is a general atmosphere and I think it was wonderful.
DLA Piper's insight programme is designed for not personal training but team training. Thus, this question does not fit the DLA Piper case. They prepare various things with different themes through which you can develop yourself in a team.
Also, the question is hard to be directly answered since the word 'invest' is vaguely defined in the question. Obviously, DLA Piper invests a lot in attendees. I can rate 10. If you attend the programme, you will figure it out what I mean!
You can meet trainee solicitors, associates, and partners of DLA Piper. It means that you will see lawyers who are in different stages in their career at DLA Piper. You can empirically understand what it would be like to have a full-time role with DLA Piper.
The insight programme is the best way to know the culture of DLA Piper. Without exaggeration, there is nothing better than attending the insight programme to know the firm. You can understand their business, culture, people, and values at the same time.
As I explained at the previous questions, contents were really nice and ready to be delivered to students so that they can understand DLA Piper.
You can meet partners from international offices. They advised you regarding your career path: solicitor and barrister.
Due to my personal thing that I inevitably had to do right after the second day of the programme, I was not able to dine with other students. However, DLA Piper reimburses expenses up to 20 pounds for the dinner after the end of the second day.
Yes, again. I already provided an answer that can be the answer to this question. You can meet lawyers and employees from all levels. Also, when we had lunch and dinner break time, we were always expected to mingle with lawyers and employees.
It was nice. Sometimes, some students in the future can also think that networking time is a bit short. However, it is inevitable due to the limited time. If you feel comfortable with enjoying the networking time, you will get what you want.
Yes. all attendees were able to know what employees can get involved. The additional activities are related to DLA Pipe's culture and initiatives.
I think I do not need to write long. My answer is 'yes'. If you can attend, I recommend the programme. Also, I met good people who were on the same page. We exchanged LinkedIn and scheduled to meet later again. You can meet your future colleagues. Hence, I recommend it!