• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

One week virtual vacation scheme placement with DLA Piper


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The week was extremely insightful, and the firm put on regular seminars and workshops with senior members of DLA to give a broad overview of the firm. Spent the majority of the week working with a group within our specific office team to prepare a pitch presentation to partners on the final day of the placement.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Teamwork; attention to detail; advocacy skills

  • 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?
  • Great opportunity to learn more about the business and the role of a trainee at DLA. Lots of varied speakers who could give different insight, from the CEO to current trainees, which all gave a really great impression of the firm.

  • 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?
  • The people at DLA could not have been nicer or more eager to help. Grad recruitment are amazing at what they do, and organised a fantastic programme which was really engaging, despite having to take place virtually. The culture is really inclusive and the firm has lots of great networks for employees to join, and there is a real sense of teamwork throughout.

  • 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 my vacation programme, and could not recommend DLA more highly.

  • 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
  • Reach out to people in the firm, as they are more than happy to speak with you and assist with any questions. I couldn't recommend the firm more highly, and hope that I have the opportunity to work with them again in the future.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

25th June 2021

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