Insight Scheme Candidate at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Commercial Law
DLA Piper is a Top Employer

5/5

Skills
5
Business Insight
5
Culture
5
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

A three-day programme led by the graduate recruitment team, trainees, associates and partners, which helped me gain a deeper understanding of DLA Piper's work and values. I also completed the following tasks regarding a potential M&A transaction: - Commercial Awareness Research - Due Diligence - Drafting Share Sale & Purchase agreement - Advice to Client

Overview

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

Every day, we had a talk from personnel at DLA Piper, which helped give me a better insight into the different practice areas at the firm, as well as a better understanding of the firm's core values etc. For example, I thoroughly enjoyed [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] talk on pro bono and responsible business.

Skills

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

I was tasked with analysing a potential M&A transaction, whereby I had to conduct the following tasks: - Commercial Awareness Research - Due Diligence - Drafting Share Sale & Purchase agreement - Advising a Client I enjoyed this activity in particular as it was both challenging and intellectually stimulating.

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 enjoyable to learn more about the business and potential roles available, as I am interested in pursuing a career in commercial law. Moreover, it was interesting to gain a deeper insight into the kinds of transactions that the firm works on.

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?

It was great! Although the programme was carried out remotely, the graduate recruitment team ensured that all the sessions were thoroughly fun and engaging. Moreover, everyone was so friendly and welcoming.

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 thoroughly enjoyed the insight, as it gave me a better understanding of the work that DLA Piper does, and it also helped me improve my knowledge of commercial law.

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 your CV is perfect, and do your best to showcase that you are genuinely passionate about being DLA Pipe when answering any questions in the application portal, as the graduate recruitment team can distinguish between generic and well thought answers.