• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Engaged in various workshops and spotlight sessions, where we were given perspectives into the various routes into law.Was given an opportunity to ask questions to Trainee solicitors/ associates and partners of DLA Piper. Was given advice on various tips on commercial awareness, application process and tackling obstacles such as imposter syndrome.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Various workshops advising on application processes and improving commercial awareness. Various insights into the varying routes into law, with the opportunity to ask questions to senior and junior members of the firm. Top tips from an establishes legal firm on moving forward and tackling hurdles such as imposter syndrome.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Developed upon my skill to communicate through writing, with the forage workshop.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • Truly engaging and insightful to listen to various speakers and their differing routes into law. As well as the workshop regarding the SQE, which developed my understanding about the adapting routes into qualifying as a solicitor.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The programme due to Covid-19 was run virtually, that being said it was pleasant to see various cultures represented from within the firm. The atmosphere was comfortable, instantly ceased any nerves.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • To a greatly large extend I enjoyed the insight programme, the staff were very considerate and attentive, instantly ceased any nerves. The speakers were collectively engaging and furthered the comfortable atmosphere.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at DLA Piper
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend DLA Piper to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to DLA Piper
  • Have a read of business news stories and link DLA's work with this news story. Review your CV and have a third person review it as well. Don't hesitate to apply it was truly amazing and will further your networking skills.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


1st April 2021

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