Graduate blog


James, a trainee from the London Office, shares his thoughts on how beneficial a client secondment can be to your training contract

As a leading global law firm, DLA Piper offers fantastic client and international secondment opportunities as part of the training contract.  I opted to complete a client secondment in London in order to gain a high level of client exposure at an early stage of my legal career with a view to developing my commercial awareness and sector knowledge.

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Lucia, a trainee from our London office, shares her experiences on her international secondment to Hong Kong,

DLA Piper's global reach was of particular appeal to me when applying for training contracts. Having lived in several countries throughout my life, I deeply appreciated the invaluable experience of learning and experiencing a different culture. When applying for a training contract, I hoped to eventually pursue the amazing opportunities DLA Piper had to offer through its international secondments. I was thrilled when I found out I was offered the secondment to work in the Finance, Projects and Restructuring (FP&R) team in Hong Kong.

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Elvis, a trainee from our Sydney office, joined the Capital Markets team in London for his international secondment

I was fortunate enough to complete a six month secondment with the Capital Markets team in London as part of my graduate program. The experience has given me a strong sense of personal and professional development. To be working at the headquarters of the international firm and to see the people that make up our global network was truly unforgettable. 

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