Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly and passionate experts."
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
7.7 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
6.9 / 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 both the formal and informal training are of excellent quality.
  • There is a lot of diversity support for LGBT, minorities and people of different religions.


  • There is not much information available about pro bono work.
  • There can be limited choice and transparency regarding seat moves.
  • As the firm is so large, it can feel overwhelming to some.
  • The salary is seen as being low when compared to similar firms.

What insiders say about...

"My main tip is to be yourself. If you over-think the day too much you may act differently..."

"The firm very much work as a team and there are good socials in the office. Many..."

"In the Bristol Office, the partners and fee earners work hard to ensure that we receive..."

"There is currently no formal mentor scheme but one is being put together. The supervisor..."

"Although I think that the office is dated, and in need of some redecoration, the..."

"Hours are extremely flexible. If there is a lot of work to do then you will be expected..."

"Good rate of pay. Although we are not eligible for bonuses."

"We are part of the Y30 club, which enables employees to enjoy free and discounted..."

"There is a telephone interview, then an assessment centre and then during the vacation..."

"Competency-based questions, questions about the firm and why you want to work there..."

"We have recycling initiatives and separate bins for each type of waste."

"In terms of diversity, there are many internal focus groups: those working for gender..."

"This depends on the team that you are in and the work that the team has on at that..."

"There is a strong focus on pro bono clinics, and other initiatives, at Irwin Mitchell...."

"Very supportive learning environment."

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

"My experience during the vacation scheme."

"Retention rates are very high currently."

"We acted for a stunt double from Harry Potter."

"Irwin Mitchell has a great environment to work in."

"We work with the Prince's Trust to encourage applicants from less privileged backgrounds..."

"I'd like to have more time in the final seat before having to give preferences on..."

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