2021 Virtual Insight Programme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London (Virtual)
Review Date
Roles
Legal/Law
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5/5

Skills
5
Business Insight
5
Culture
5
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

Virtual delivery of DLA Piper's annual Insight Programme aimed at university students. This programme provides exposure to the legal industry and, more specifically, the firm.

Overview

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

Over the course of three days, we attended various talks on the legal industry and the firm specifically. These included trainee insights, an overview of the firm's employee networks, a session on DLA Piper's pro bono practice and more. We were also given a series of tasks to complete in our own time which simulated the work done by trainees at the firm.

Skills

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

I gained and developed very useful skills such as commercial research, contract drafting, risk evaluation, client communication, commercial advice and email drafting.

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?

It was really interesting to learn about the various practices and sectors you could get involved in and I particularly liked the firm's focus on 'extracurrciular' pursuits such as pro bono work, mentorship and more.

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

Culture

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

The firm's representatives were incredibly welcoming and friendly, putting me immediately at ease. There was a real feeling of camaraderie and it felt like a close-knit community (despite the firm's large size).

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?

I really enjoyed the blend of work we were exposed to and appreciated the friendliness and support shown by the team. I would recommend this programme to anyone considering or wanting to learn more about the legal industry. The training offered is unparalleled by any other insight scheme I've been on and I would be thrilled to go back.

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

Find a business sector that interests you and read up on it. The firm is looking for passion and a diversity of experiences and are genuinely interested in learning about you. You can have really interesting discussions with the team on your interests.