Virtual Insight Programme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Virtual Experience
Region
London
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Roles
Legal/Law
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5/5

Skills
5
Business Insight
5
Culture
5
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

I participated on the fantastic 3 day DLA Piper Virtual Insight Programme which aimed to give participants the opportunity to get to know DLA Piper and understand more about what a global commercial law firm does. The Programme was full of a variety of sessions including a trainee Q&A panel and senior management presentations, application workshops and sessions on Employee Networks, Pro Bono, and the structure of a global law firm. There was plenty of opportunities to ask questions and find out more. Participants were also able to complete a deal simulation to get an experience of the type of work a commercial lawyer completes.

Overview

1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.

The Insight Programme aimed to give participants the opportunity to get to know DLA Piper and understand more about how a global commercial law firm works. There were a variety of sessions throughout the programme including a trainee Q and A panel, senior management presentations, application workshops and sessions on Employee Networks, Pro Bono, and the structure of a commercial law firm. There was also the chance to complete a deal simulation.

Skills

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

I have learnt and developed a variety of new skills including networking skills, confidence in navigating and participating on a virtual platform, and application skills including how to structure my CV, interview and assessment centre preparation and presentation skills.

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?

Speakers on the programme gave a valuable insight into DLA Piper from a variety of perspectives including trainees and senior management, support in terms of professional and career development and also the social opportunities available, particularly for trainees. It was made clear the number of opportunities available at DLA Piper is immense including international and client secondments. The potential roles available and next steps including applying for summer internships and graduate programmes were clearly set out by the Graduate Recruitment team.

Please rate how insightful you found the virtual experience

5 /5

How would you rate the structure of the virtual experience

5 /5

How would you rate business leader involvement during the virtual experience

5 /5

Culture

4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?

The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxing - the aim of the whole programme was to enjoy and have fun! The company culture is very down to earth and inclusive, the people are valued as the greatest asset of DLA Piper. Everyone is connected locally in terms of their regional office and across the UK, but also internationally. DLA Piper is one global team, always looking to move forward and evolve.

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 virtual experience?

5 /5

Your Impressions

5. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?

I thoroughly enjoyed the Virtual Insight Programme. I learnt so much and look forward to keeping in touch with the firm.

Please rate your level of enjoyment on the virtual experience

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

Be prepared and do your research - link back to the firm when you can in applications. Connect with people. Be yourself - always give the best version of yourself.