Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Driven, innovative, leaders."
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 first recommendation would be to understand that the firm you are applying to..."

"There is no face-time precedent. If you have work to do you stay late and if you..."

"The firm regularly has department-specific training that trainees are encouraged..."

"Colleagues are happy to train informally and the knowledge gained from experienced..."

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

"My firm has been very flexible so far. As long as you have capacity and can manage..."

"The trainee salary is not bad but it's on the lower end compared with other firms..."

"Regular offers of free theatre tickets, some work based socials like dinners, balls,..."

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

"Competency-based questions such as: what was your biggest achievement? When have..."

"The firm encourages employees to cycle if possible and has offered incentives to..."

"We do a lot of work with local colleges to encourage social mobility. The firm has..."

"A lot depends on the team that you are in. In some teams I will be drafting instructions..."

"I am involved in a project with Citizen's Advice to give free support to people who..."

"Everyone is very friendly and supportive and there are plenty of opportunities here...."

"The firm is geographically huge, which can make it difficult to understand the diverse..."

"I attended events led by the firm such as open evenings and liked the friendly culture,..."

"Retention rates are good across all areas, and are much better than most."

"We have our own beauty app for cosmetic surgery advice."

"Social, progressive, pioneering."

"We take part in the PRIME scheme so that children from less privileged backgrounds..."

"More say in what seats you undertake."

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