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Rating

3.9/5
  • About You
    3.9
  • The Company
    3.9
  • Everything Else
    3.8

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • It was very fun, more enjoyable than I thought it would be - I previously attended an open day at magic circle law firm so it was a nice change to see what work was like at a regional law firm.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Although it was only a day, everyone was really friendly and open to questions or just have general conversation with us to get to know us. There was plenty of chances to network and meet people

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • Graduate recruitment were very helpful about the vacation scheme process for a non- law student. They were very supportive throughout the whole day, and very friendly. Trainees were also happy to answer queries.

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • For me this was a great opportunity to see whether I would be better suited to working in a regional office in the UK or in a large international firm. Also, able to see which type of department I liked more.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • very well structured, and similar to other open days. We had a few workshops about the firm, as well as a chance to network with the lawyers at the firm. They were very open on what they wanted from a candidate

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Very friendly

    3/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • useful in helping me to understand the kind of work I might be doing if I were successful enough to get a vacation scheme or training contract with the firm. also, allowed me to compare what different law firm are like

    4/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • As it was only a day it was useful in that I got to met the people who represented the company culture and see the type of work they dealt with and the clients they went for. Also the candidates they pursued

    4/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • As previously mentioned, very useful to see the difference between law firms and the work they do. Also good for seeing what type/area of law I am interested in and whether I want to make that transition

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • there was a chance to network throughout the whole day - with a question and answer part of the day where we could directly get to know the lawyers present and ask them any questions.

    4/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • good opportunity to meet a variety of people an ask what type of work they did and their background before entering the legal career - very open to questions and able to exchange details

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Not really apart from pro bono

    3/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • yes, very useful especially if you are interested in DLA Piper since it gave you an overview of the firm with lots to talk about if you apply for vacation schemes and further. Overall, very enjoyable

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law

13th July 2013


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