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Irwin Mitchell

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2019)
"Modern, vibrant, sympathetic, well-regarded."
8.6 / 10
Formal Training
8.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
9.2 / 10
6.7 / 10
8.5 / 10
Pro Bono
7.9 / 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 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.
  • Some would like more integration between departments.
  • 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...

"There was an application form, a video interview, an assessment centre, the vacation..."

"There is a good atmosphere within the firm. In a large majority of cases, staff at..."

"Aside from the compulsory Professional Skills Courses, there have not been many opportunities..."

"Mostly, mentoring is very strong and most members of the team are accessible and..."

"The Southampton office is in the centre of town. The office space is not cramped..."

"It depends on the seat. Banking has the longest hours of any team but I haven't been..."

"The new qualifier salary is good and competitive. Beyond that it is lacking transparency..."

"We have a trolley which tours the floors in the morning and afternoon with heavily..."

"I attended a telephone interview, assessment centre, and completed a week's vacation..."

"I was asked who in the business world I admired and why."

"We have all different types of recycling bins in all of the kitchens."

"We have a number of societies dedicated to respect to women, LGBT and ethnic minorities...."

"In real estate I got a lot of responsibility and did quite a lot of technical drafting...."

"I have not been involved in pro bono. However, we have an Irwin Mitchell Charities..."

"The colleagues I had while working in an ambitious environment were a great benefit..."

"The IT systems aren't great and our offices could be nicer."

"I chose Irwin Mitchell because I was drawn to the prospect of being part of an emerging..."

"The retention rate is fantastic and IM will do what it can to retain its trainees..."

"We're the largest private sector employer in Sheffield."

"Innovative, demanding, unusual, compassionate."

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

"Options to go on secondment or to move around offices in order to get the seat choices..."

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