Pluses

2017

"The responsibility given, international secondment opportunities and the diversity."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"There is a collaborative working culture across the domestic and international offices. On any given day, I can contribute to matters originating in our Australian, Hong Kong, Bangkok or Singapore offices."
Second year trainee, London
"The dynamism and growth of the firm is a real positive. There is a real sense that DLA Piper is trying to become the leading business law firm, which is really exciting to be part of. You can sense this at an employee level as there is a big push to improve the work satisfaction for employees."
Second year trainee, London
"We have high-profile clients, highly talented and connected senior lawyers, high-value work and high pay."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"The training provided by the firm, both at the outset of a new seat and throughout the course of the seat, is very good."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The people I work with are all genuinely friendly. There is a respect for your work/life balance and the work you get to do is high profile and for top clients."
First year trainee, London
"Most people are down to earth, approachable and supportive regardless of seniority."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh

2016

"The positive culture and supportive teams."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"Opportunities to do multi-jurisdictional work and overseas secondment opportunities. There's more variation in work here than at Magic Circle firms and the people are friendly."
Second year trainee, London
"Excellent training and pay, collegiate team-focused approach. High-quality international work."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
"The training and people you work with really embrace you as a trainee. You feel part of every department you work in."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"High-quality work. Sector specialities. Being thrown in at the deep end and given real responsibility."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Working with like-minded people and getting good exposure to international work and excellent training."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"International secondment opportunities. Quality of work. Open-door policy. Well-structured training provided."
First year trainee, Manchester
"There's a large support network for graduates."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The friendly ethos and the high standard of client and work."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The friendliness of colleagues and commitment to pro bono and CSR. The high-quality work outside of London."
First year trainee, Leeds

2015

"The best things about working at DLA Piper are the big transactions and high value work combined with a friendly ethos."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The firm is innovative and exciting to work for: with an excellent culture and support network, international focus and a wide range of interesting, varied work."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The secondment opportunities, the levels of responsibility you are given, social aspects, friendly and encouraging partners are great."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The huge client base allows for a wide variety of work and some extremely interesting cases to get involved in."
First year trainee, London
"There are friendly and approachable people in all teams so you are always able to ask for help if you need to, there are opportunities to do international and client secondments which are offered to trainees in all offices, and the firm does high quality work."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm work with a wide breadth of clients on a global footprint."
First year trainee, London
"The trainee intake is very friendly and diverse."
First year trainee, London
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