Insight Programme at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Sheffield
Review Date
Roles
Legal/Law
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4.5/5

Skills
4.5
Business Insight
4.3
Culture
4.3
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

3 days of talks with various partners and trainees on zoom. Lots of time for questions and engaging conversation.

Overview

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

We were given talks by various partners and trainees on specific aspects of the firm from Pro-bono, to insight into the experience of trainees. We were also given application skills and tips by the graduate recruitment team as well as, given insight into the firms stance and push for diversity and inclusion.

Skills

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

Gained an insight into transactional contracts, through the simulation task of drafting an email advising a client on the transaction of a company, through due diligence and drafting. I have gained a further understanding into the requirement of commercial awareness, organisation and structure within law.

How would you rate the training provided during your experience?

4 /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

4 /5

Business Insight

3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?

It was very insightful learning about the way in which DLA push for diversity and inclusion through their networks and their heavy focus on pro bono, which they encourage trainees to take part in from the start.

Please rate how insightful you found the insight

5 /5

How would you rate the structure of the insight

4 /5

How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight

4 /5

Culture

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

Everyone was very welcoming, positive and uplifting of each other and the participants. The culture seemed very friendly and encouraging of teamwork and mentorship than purely individual work.

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?

4 /5

Your Impressions

5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Was very enjoyable, and gained insight into different areas of the firm. Also I appreciate that despite the programme being online, DLA catered to our lunches through Just Eat vouchers per day.

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

Networking is so important, in addition to practicing psychometric tests to aid in perfecting application process.