The expert hand, with the human touch

We offer training contracts & work placements in 10 cities across the UK

Applications open 1st November
Applications open 1st November


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 on the horizon, a career in law is more dynamic than it has 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:

Open Evenings 21 November – 07 December 2017

Law Fairs 11 October – 15 November 2017

More information about all our graduate recruitment events

Our Community

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

Whether we are visiting clients at home, supporting local businesses or working with local charities, we are in constant dialogue with 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

"It might sound like a cliché but the Leeds office is an enjoyable place to be. Everyone, at all levels, is approachable. It is also an environment where you are not afraid to ask for help and where you are certain that you will receive support and guidance – no matter how silly you think the question is."

"There are also various opportunities for you to get involved with (and add to) the Leeds office culture whether it be through charity, junior lawyers events or entertaining or being entertained by clients. As a trainee in Leeds you are not hidden away but an active member of efforts to promote the Leeds office."

Philip Middleton
Trainee Solicitor, Leeds

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Training contracts and Legal Work Placements at Irwin Mitchell are strictly limited to the very best candidates every year. Click through to our online application form to apply for your place today.

2018 Legal Work Placements - Applications open on 1st November
2020 Training contracts only - Applications open on 1st November

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