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.

You’ll find information on our services across our website, but we’ve also produced a digital brochure which allows you to access the information more easily. The brochure includes quotes from current trainees, information on the 11 offices where we offer training contacts, and details of Our DNA.


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

'I joined the firm as a paralegal because I wanted to gain experience in a national firm with a regional presence. Once I’d joined, I received continued support and encouragement to develop in this career from my line manager and the rest of my team. 

Within my first six months, I knew that it was the firm I wanted to undertake my training contract with. I've continued to be supported and encouraged throughout my training contract so far, in each of my seats, which confirms that this was the right decision for me.'

Jennifer Davies
Trainee Solicitor


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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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