2021 Virtual Insight Scheme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
EC1A 4HT
Review Date
Roles
Commercial Law
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4.8/5

Skills
4.8
Business Insight
5
Culture
4.7
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

Attended a variety of skills workshops and completed a trainee case study exercise.

Overview

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

Attended a variety of skills workshops to expand the participant’s commercial awareness and improve our application chances. One session was called “Demystifying Law”, which was very helpful in explaining the firm’s global outlook. Participants were sent an information pack, notebook, pen and £20 JustEat voucher (food for each day).

Skills

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

The experience expanded my commercial awareness, virtual networking and application writing skills. It also gave great insight into the firm’s culture, practice areas, people and global outlook.

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?

4 /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?

The programme provided great opportunity to learn more about the firm’s work and the variety of practice areas. Throughout the programme, the Graduate Recruitment Team gave excellent insight into the next steps with the firm and explained the opportunity to be fast-tracked for the summer internship as a participant of the programme.

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?

I found the culture to be inclusive, respectful and caring. It appeared the Graduate Recruitment Team really cared about the trainees and wanted to hear more about their experience at the firm. It also appeared that it was a place where employees could ask for help, notably, through any one of the various employee networks.

How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?

5 /5

How would you rate the networking opportunities?

4 /5

Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?

5 /5

Your Impressions

5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I had an excellent time on the programme and feel I learnt a great deal. It can be difficult to run events in the virtual world that keep participants engaged but I think the Graduate Recruitment Team did a great job!

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

Make sure you really research the firm and submit an application that shows who you are. Also, try to avoid grammatical errors and typos as much as possible.