Why your firm?

2017

"Its global reach, high calibre of clients and the high level of responsibility we're given."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Its global footprint and its drive for expansion and improvement."
Second year trainee, London
"Being able to get London-quality work and experience while working in Manchester."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The quality of the work in the regions. I didn't want to move to London but I still get London-quality training."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Everyone I met was really friendly and approachable. I like the opportunities for progression and the fact that the firm is international and does high-quality work."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The good-quality work with the potential for international experience without having to move to London. I also liked the friendly atmosphere and decent working hours."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Meeting with current trainees, associates and partners at graduate recruitment and drinks events after my assessment day. I got on with everyone and they were very enthusiastic about the firm and the work. I especially appreciated partners being there to speak to potential future trainees who were yet to get a job as it showed that even partners were invested in the recruitment process and cared about the trainees and training."
First year trainee, London
"After completing a summer vacation scheme at the firm, I found it to be somewhere I could see myself working long-term. It was the attitudes of all those I met that really convinced me."
Second year trainee, London
"Staff present on the assessment day were friendly and down to earth. The exposure to multi-jurisdictional work and the opportunity to go on an international secondment were appealing."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh

2016

"The international element and secondments available. I also liked the high-quality work at local, national and international level. It had a great reputation as an ambitious firm."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The global reach of the firm, the desire to be the best in the industry and the clients the firm represents."
First year trainee, London
"It's a full-service law firm and very international with a reputation for friendliness. I also had a good impression from a grad recruitment website."
First year trainee, London
"International aspect with the potential to work overseas in the future. Large firm with global presence. Well-known and reputable brand."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The open-door atmosphere, their strong reputation and the quality of the work I was given on the vacation scheme."
Second year trainee, London
"The genuine friendliness of everyone while I was on the vacation scheme combined with high-quality work and international opportunities available outside of London."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The lack of hierarchy and the open-door policy I experienced while on a vacation scheme."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Wide variety of secondment opportunities, strong regional presence."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"International, good reputation, sociable, good opportunities for movement within the firm."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"DLA attended an event for career changers called 'not too late for law' when I was studying my graduate diploma in law and I was impressed by the diverse backgrounds of the fee earners present at the event. I felt that DLA looked for more than just the standard law degree and legal practice course."
Second year trainee, Manchester

2015

"The international clients and opportunities, the chance to do City quality work in the English regions and the culture of the firm that I saw while on the two week vacation scheme made DLA Piper attractive to me."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I met associates at one of my university's law fairs, and walked away thinking that they were pleasant individuals."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The international reach of the firm and the opportunities this brings to work abroad were especially attractive to me."
Second year trainee, London
"I had been a client at the firm and I liked the people who worked there."
First year trainee, London
"I knew the firm through society sponsorship at university and thought I would fit in well."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"I chose the firm because of its international nature, and the fact that when I met others applying at the vacation scheme stage, I got on well with everyone, and we all seemed like fairly similar people. This helped me feel that I would fit in at the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"With my international background and the areas of interest; I felt that I fitted in with the commercial firm that is global yet local and very friendly."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
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