Young graduates

The expert hand, with the human touch

We offer training contracts & work placements in 11 cities across the UK

Work Placements

Applications open 1st November 2019

Training Contracts

Applications open 1st November 2019


It’s an exciting time to join the legal profession, which is going through some of the most radical changes in its history. With increased competition, new technology and Brexit still a hot topic, a career in law is more dynamic than it's ever been.

With a training contract or work placement at Irwin Mitchell, you’ll be guided through these challenges and more by some of the top solicitors in the country. We are committed to providing world class development for every one of our trainee solicitors.

Whichever one of our offices you choose, you’ll get the best possible start for your career as you work with a wide range of our clients on critical cases, deals and projects. Our unique training system lets trainees take seats in multiple areas of law and gain a huge variety of experience in your two years with us.

We have clear growth plans which will keep us ahead of the competition with significant investment in our people, technology and service delivery. But it’s our people who really set us apart.

Many of our partners started life here as trainee solicitors. By choosing to start your career at Irwin Mitchell, you could be beginning a rewarding and challenging journey right to the top of our firm.


Join us on one of our informal open evenings or at university law fairs around the country to meet the team and find out more about life at Irwin Mitchell:

Law Fairs October and November 2019

Open Evenings November and December 2019

More information about all our graduate recruitment events

Our Community

At Irwin Mitchell, being involved with local communities is a natural element of our day-to-day working life.

Whether we're visiting clients at home, supporting local businesses or working with local charities, we’re constantly talking to our communities around the country.

Our trainees enjoy getting involved too – fundraising for the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, helping out with local disability sports events and lots more.

My Training Contract

"The thought of a career in a law firm focussing exclusively on commercial work did not appeal to me as I was keen to work with people, not just businesses. Having worked at Irwin Mitchell both as a paralegal and now as a trainee solicitor, I have relished the opportunity to help clients with a variety of problems, obtaining a huge sense of satisfaction by knowing that I was making a positive difference to their lives.

Choosing a legal career is viewed by many as waving goodbye to any thoughts of a good work/life balance. Thankfully, Irwin Mitchell is a firm that values the wellbeing of its staff and recognises that work should not be all-encompassing. I am very happy to work for a company that views late nights in the office as an exception, rather than the norm, and recognises the need for staff to be happy in order to be productive."

Thomas Gregory
Trainee Solicitor, Birmingham

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Our Training Contracts and Legal Work Placements are strictly limited to the very best candidates every year. Click through to our online application form to apply for your place.

2020 Legal Work Placements – Applications open on 1st November 2019

2022 Training Contracts only – Applications open on 1st November 2019

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