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targetjobs Awards: shortlisted
targetjobs Awards: shortlisted
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#6 UK 300 student rated sector ranking
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#107 UK 300 student rated overall ranking
Employees: 1001 to 5000
Female Employees: 72%
Graduate intake: 50

Irwin Mitchell is a UK-wide full-service law firm. Whether you are a school leaver, a graduate, or still studying, we offer several Early Careers programmes to kick-start your career.

Who We Are

We are legal and financial advisors that take the time to understand our clients and what matters most to them.

We focus on what really matters; our clients, colleagues and communities. We work with our clients, and take the time to understand what matters most to them. We call it ‘expert hand, human touch’. We’re more than just a law firm – we’re a group of like-minded, friendly people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. For businesses our typical clients are drawn from a cross-section of growing organisations to large companies, and come from a range of sectors including technology, consumer, financial services, manufacturing, media and entertainment, real estate, and education. For individuals, the firm remains one of the leading personal injury and medical negligence litigation practices in the UK. Irwin Mitchell covers all the key injury areas such as asbestos-related disease, serious injury, international travel litigation, medical negligence and product liability. In addition, the firm offers a wide range of services for private clients including succession planning, tax, reputation protection, family, and probate administration. It also advises business owners and executives on their personal business wealth.

Legal Work Placements and Training Contracts

To apply for a legal work placement and/or a training contract please apply via our website, using the dedicated links on this page. The first stage involves a short online form where you will provide your personal information and academic record. You will then be invited to complete an online assessment. The assessment is an opportunity to learn more about you and your skills. If you are successful in passing our assessment benchmark you will be invited for a video interview and, again, if successful at this stage you will be invited to attend a virtual assessment centre. We are looking for candidates who can answer questions directly and give relevant examples. They should also be able to show an understanding of what the firm does and their passion for joining Irwin Mitchell.

As a full-service law firm, we have a wide range of seats available for you to train in. You'll undertake three or four seats over two years, giving you a breadth of experience across our seven client service areas:

  • Commercial Advisory & Disputes
  • Complex Personal Injury
  • Corporate & Finance
  • Court of Protection & Public Law
  • Family Law
  • Private Client Services
  • Property

A glimpse at what one of our trainees does throughout their day.

Culture and values

Our strategic pillars guide us in everything we do: colleagues, clients and communities. Every day we strive to make a positive impact to each through living our values and DNA. We believe in equal opportunities for all and to value people for who they are and what they bring.

By joining one of our Early Career programmes at Irwin Mitchell, you will be guided by some of the top solicitors in the country. We are committed to providing world class development for every one of our colleagues.
Our Early Careers programmes are integral to our future. We will guide you through your programme with hands-on training, guidance and mentoring. Trust and responsibility will be instilled in you from day one, and you will work on real cases with our clients to develop lifelong skills for your future.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people can flourish. We work with a diverse range of clients and communities, and we celebrate diversity amongst our colleagues too. We’re passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for everyone.


Find out why our colleagues love Life at Irwin Mitchell

Feeling comfortable in the firm you work for is extremely important. We have apprentice and trainee solicitor representatives across all our diversity or wellbeing groups, and they're happy to talk to you about how we work towards being a diverse and inclusive business.

We aim to provide a culture of openness and support for our colleagues' physical and mental wellbeing. We're committed to charters of Mindful Business, Mindful Employer and Suicide Prevention
You'll have regular conversations with your supervisor, but there are lots of other colleagues looking out for you too.

See our Careers website for further information.


Our benefits include 25 days of holiday, health cover, and 2 paid days of volunteering in your local community.


Irwin Mitchell is committed to a net-zero future and believe we can play a significant role in supporting the transition together with our clients, colleagues and our communities.


The UK 300 2021/22

The UK 300 2021/22

The 300 most popular graduate employers in the UK, as voted by students

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in law award

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in law award

As voted for by students. Announced at the targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2022

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2023

Shortlisted - The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2023

As voted for by students. Announced at the targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2023.

Best workplaces for Wellbeing  -Super Large Organisations 2023

Best workplaces for Wellbeing -Super Large Organisations 2023

Best workplaces for Wellbeing -Super Large Organisations 2023

Disability Confident

Disability Confident

Recognising commitment to supporting team members with disabilities.

Best Workplaces for Women

Best Workplaces for Women

Great Place to Work - UK 2023

Latest opportunities

Latest opportunities

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