• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

As part of the three day scheme we were given the opportunity to meet several members of DLA Piper from various level and sectors within the firm. We were also given useful tips and advice regarding CVs and assessment centres.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • We had a timetable that set out what the itinerary was for the day, and within these days we would meet with current trainees, people who had recently completed the training programme, and also associates and partners of the firm. We learnt about various pro-bono work that the firm is involved in and the diversity and inclusivity networks that have been set up and how they run.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt how to immerse myself in a task that I have no prior experience of knowledge of, and it has also taught me the invaluable importance of networking. I have made several contacts from this event within the firm but also other people who had joined the insight programme which I hope helps me in the future.

  • 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?
  • I loved it! I learnt so much about how welcoming the business is to applicants and trainees, as well as the support and training provided before you officially join the firm which is something I have not seen before in a firm. It definitely has sparked my interest in joining 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


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It was a very inclusive and friendly atmosphere which is something I can really see myself immersing in and enjoying, I really hope to be part of this firm or a similar environment in the future. The interest of the members involved in the talks regarding the questions the insight participants had was really warming.

  • 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 loved it, I will definitely be pursuing this opportunity in the future as I felt so welcome and it went above and beyond my expectations regarding the content and overall atmosphere of the programme. I have learned so much from this programme and in that sense I am very grateful for it!

  • 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
  • My best advice is don't hesitate! Don't second guess your abilities or understanding of law, because as someone who had not considered law before my application I had no clue what to expect and I have learned so much and have found a passion in it. They give an amazing insight into how you learn within the firm.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


15th April 2021

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