Work with brilliant lawyers. Develop your industry expertise. Experience life in a different culture. At DLA Piper, the possibilities are limitless.

First Year Insight Programme

We run a number of Insight Programmes across our offices which are designed to give students in their first year of law an opportunity to get a taster of what a career in law can entail. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take a look around the different offices and meet partners and trainees.

The Insight Programme is aimed at first year law students or penultimate year non-law students.

We currently host them in our Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester offices.

Applications for our 2018 Insight Programme will open later this year.

Internship Programme

To give you an insight into what DLA Piper is like, we run an Internship Programme. The programme runs across three weeks and includes an induction programme and the chance to experience two different practice groups.

During the three weeks, you'll meet a range of people across the firm through a variety of talks and social events.

Graduate Programme

We offer Graduate positions across each office in the UK. During your placement you'll experience a number of rotations throughout our eight different practice groups, giving you breadth in your knowledge of the law as well as the practical skills that will stay with you for your entire career.

Our Graduates are also provided a once in a lifetime opportunity when they complete our International Induction in London with their global counterparts! Experiencing a full week of inspiring key note speakers, networking events and team building activities, you'll be leveraging our International network right from day one!

By the end of your Graduate Programme, you will emerge with a clearer understanding of where your talents and interests lie. The experience you'll have gained - and the networks you'll have nurtured - will provide a strong foundation for your future career at DLA Piper.


The Class of 2017 pictured with Simon Levine - Global Co-CEO - at the inaugural International Induction in London.

Open Days 

Open Days are a great way to learn about DLA Piper as a firm, and commercial law in general. Our open days aim to provide you with insight into life as a lawyer in a global law firm. You will also get hints and tips on the application process, as well as the opportunity to meet employees at the firm.

They are aimed at applicants who are in their penultimate year of the law degree, final year of a non-law degree or beyond.

DLA Piper will be hosting Open Days in each of our seven UK Office locations on the dates below.

How to apply

To apply for an Open Day, we just require a copy of your CV. Please select which Open Day you would like to attend and click on the link below.

Please ensure you attach your CV before sending your application. Applications without a CV attached will not be considered.

We hope to see you at one of our Open Days soon!


We're always on the look-out for talented and passionate students! 

We visit a number of universities throughout the year so keep an eye on our events tab and Facebook page to see which events you'll find us at. Our Graduate Recruitment & Development team would love to meet you!