Intern at DLA Piper

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Review Date
Corporate Law Recruitment
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About You
The Company
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Role Description


About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight was very enjoyable, and there was a variety of sessions available including networking with different departments of the firm.
5 /5

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

The Graduate Recruitment team made sure that we all felt valued during the internship. We were given many opportunities to ask questions to individuals at the firm. We also had smaller group networking sessions so that we could ask more questions. Also, the trainee pub quiz on the first evening of the internship made everyone feel involved and welcome.
5 /5

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

We were always given the opportunity to ask questions, and Graduate Recruitment maintained contact with us over zoom, email and phone throughout the internship to make sure that we were guided throughout it.
5 /5

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

I gained valuable insight into life and work as a lawyer through the valuable talks provided on the internship.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

The internship was very organised. We were given, in advance, a detailed schedule for each day. This included the individuals that would be conducting the talks for each day.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

A very positive, inspiring and welcoming atmosphere.
5 /5

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

We were challenged with a group exercise, helping us to develop our skills and exceed our comfort zones. This was very enjoyable.
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?

I feel that I have gained a wide-ranging insight into what it would be like to train at the firm, as we were able to network with many trainees throughout the internship.
5 /5

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

I feel that I have gained a very detailed insight into the firm's culture, which is very welcoming and friendly. Furthermore, the firm gave detailed insight into each aspect of the firm including its important work on diversity and responsible business, as well as pro bono.
5 /5

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

The talks and networking sessions were very helpful, as the internship provided many different perspectives.
5 /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?

We were given a social networking session on the first evening (a pub quiz with trainees). We were given drop-in sessions with different offices and departments. We were also provided with various talks.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very enjoyable! Everyone was really welcoming and friendly, and answered all of our questions with enthusiasm.
5 /5

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

In the talks and networking sessions provided, there was discussion of many different activities that employees can get involved in.
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

This insight was very structured, organised, and provided me with a lot of detail in regard to training at DLA Piper as well as the career of a lawyer more generally.
5 /5