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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 47 ratings in 2018)
"A brilliant and friendly firm."
8.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
8.8 / 10
6.7 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
7.3 / 10


  • Trainees are offered challenging and high-quality work from the time they start working.
  • People of all levels are approachable and meet for regular social events.
  • Many feel that the informal training at the firm is of excellent quality.
  • There is a lot of diversity support for LGBT, minorities and women.


  • There can be limited choice and transparency regarding seat moves.
  • The challenging workload and levels of responsibility can feel overwhelming to some.
  • The salary is seen as being low when compared to similar firms.
  • Some trainees consider the IT systems to be of lower quality than at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"Always research the firm and know what their big cases are and if they have been..."

"There are some very friendly people in the firm/office who do their best to encourage..."

"The Professional Skills Courses here have been very well run, and they give us a..."

"Most solicitors and partners are very approachable and give constructive feedback..."

"The office location is good, although we will soon need more office space, due to..."

"The length and flexibility of hours depends upon the department. The hours are good..."

"In my experience, the salary is average as a trainee at Irwin Mitchell, but I found..."

"There is a fairly good pension. We also receive health care costs up to £100 back,..."

"The application process consisted of an application form, a telephone interview,..."

"Competency-based questions via telephone and during the assessment day. More open..."

"There are recycling areas and employees are encouraged to help sustain the environment..."

"There are lots of diverse action groups within the firm."

"I am given plenty of work to do but am not swamped. I also have constant client interaction..."

"The pro bono committee in Birmingham is in its early stages, however I understand..."

"The responsibility and quality of work is very high."

"Having to move offices at short notice and finding it difficult to get my preferred..."

"IM is a leader in the field I was interested in. Having done the vacation scheme..."

"Retention rates are pretty good and they try and fit you in to the best department..."

"Our head of business legal services started life in personal legal services and the..."

"Passionate about the services it offers and the work it provides."

"The firm has ongoing links to schools from less privileged areas who are afforded..."

"More ability to move between seats if the work is not there for you."

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