Trainee Solicitor at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Legal/Law
DLA Piper is a Top Employer

10.0/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
10.0
Everything Else

10.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

10/10

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

10/10

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

10/10

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

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

10/10

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

DLA Piper, invested a lot in providing training and development activities during the insight scheme. We were graced by some brilliant speaker and had a lecture delivered by Simon Levine, the Co-Global CEO and Managing Partner, on what it’s like having a full time role and working for a global business law firm like DLA Piper.

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?

During the insight programme, we had various lectures on the business of the firm, its clients, and their services and operations. The whole scheme embodied what it is like to work for DLA Piper, and the support and development offered by the firm to assist you achieve your career goals.

10/10

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

The three weeks insight programme, provided a good understanding of DLA Piper culture. The have an imbedded culture of creating a supportive, collaborative, bold and, innovative environment. These are reflected in the firm’s policies, business, and workplace everyday life.

10/10

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

The insight scheme, helped me in deciding to pursue a career as a business lawyer. DLA Piper, provides the right platform and support in developing to be a successful business lawyer.

10/10

Other Information

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

DLA Piper, ensures that we were all reimbursed for expenses we incurred and was paid for the three weeks we were at the firm. They provided accommodation and meal allowance for those that were not based in London, and we had lunch allowance as well.

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

Throughout the insight scheme, there were several opportunities to network with other employees of the company. We also had opportunities to work closely with employees of the firm for two weeks. This provided a great insight into the daily work life of a DLA Piper employee.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The network and social events were brilliant! We met with partners, associates and current trainees of the firm. We had various lunch and dinners with Senior Partners of the firm, and drinks with associates and trainees.

10/10

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

DLA Piper, told us about the various activities and pro-bono activities that employees can get involved with outside of work, and are strongly encouraged to. During our insight scheme, we were encouraged to get involve with their pro-bono activities at our spare time.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would strongly recommend DLA Piper insight programme to future applicants. The experience and skills you gain during your time there, is invaluable.

10/10