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Rating

3.6/5
  • About You
    3.0
  • The Company
    3.9
  • Everything Else
    3.6

Role Description

Finding out about the firm and the people who work there.

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The insight was ok, it gave me a good opportunity to meet trainees, associates and partners whilst also giving me the opportunity to learn about commercial law and partake in some negotiation exercises.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • It was only an open day so you were reasonably valued but not nearly as in a potential vacation scheme student as you're not an asset to the firm yet.

    3/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • The whole day was guided as in one session after another, although the support for general vacation schemes/training contracts was insufficient and did not answer everything about how to get on one of these schemes.

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I probably wont use the skills much in my degree studies as it was only a day to learn more about the firm and as such you were either talked to about DLA piper or talking to people.

    3/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The day was well structured with the events running very well, whilst also allowing small breaks to gt refreshments and have some lunch.

    4/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Some of the talks went on a bit too long but generally the insight was very good and a very good insight into commercial law and DLA piper.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They did not invest much, only the associate/partner time to talk to you, however the entire event was held in the office so not too much investment.

    4/5

  • 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?
  • It gave a small look in to a full time role with the company although you have to experience it first hand to get the best idea and thats only possible on a vacation scheme.

    4/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • It was helpful to meet the trainees/associates/partners to get a real feel for the culture of the company where you can see the type of people who work for the company.

    4/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • It was reasonable to confirm that commercial law is the career I want to go into, however I do not know about DLA piper as I would need to experience more about them before deciding.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • Reimbursed up to £40 expenses.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • We had lunch where we met a wide variety of people from the firm and could have a chat with them about the firm and law, however generally it was limited to the people who were talking to you throughout the day.

    4/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • As it was only a day it was limited to lunch and so while plain there, on vacation schemes they tend to be much better.

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • The trainees gave us a good explanation of what you can get involved in outside of work, such as sports, theatre, dinners etc.

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • It is a good opportunity to learn more about commercial law, however other firms also do this kind of day and they tend to be more enjoyable, so it is worth looking around.

    4/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

15th August 2013


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