Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly, fun and approachable firm."
  • The firm has a friendly and social environment with little hierarchy.
  • Plenty of feedback is provided by involved mentors.
  • The firm is seen as being very strong when it comes to diversity.
  • Trainees are given a lot of responsibility and high-quality work early on.
  • Some felt that the IT systems were not of a high quality.
  • The low intake can lead to pressure for trainees.
  • The process for deciding which seats trainees will undertake could be more transparent.
  • Some may be disappointed by the lack of secondments.
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
8.3 / 10
6.9 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
7.4 / 10

What insiders say about...

"The application process consisted of an application form, followed by a video interview,..."

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"Excellent training and support."

"The IT systems."

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