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 from November 2022

Training Contracts

Applications open from November 2022


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.

Our Digital Brochure

Read our digital brochure to learn more about what you could experience when you train with us.

Learn how our current trainees are developing their skills by working with top solicitors in the UK. You can also understand more about our company and how we celebrate and support our colleagues and communities.

Read our brochure

Podcast - Life as a Trainee Solicitor

If you’re considering a career in law and want to know more about what life is like as a trainee solicitor, listen to our special edition of the Irwin Mitchell Podcast.

Training Principal and partner Emma Rush is joined by a series of trainees to discuss the role of a trainee solicitor, our DNA, and the hot topic of technology in law.

Listen to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Podbean, or Spotify.

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.

A Day in the Life of a Trainee

Radika Magecha
Current seat: Asbestos-Related Disease Claims

8.55am: I start my day by checking my emails and looking at what meetings I have in the diary for today. I also have a look at  my task list to decide what needs to be prioritised today as well as add any new tasks that have been delegated to me.

9.15am: If I do have any client meetings or conferences with counsel later on in the day, I will email the fee earner to ensure that everything is in hand ahead of the meeting. As all of our meetings have to take place virtually, I also send an email to the client to check that they have received the meeting details.

9.30am: I begin drafting a letter of instruction to an expert to review our client’s medical records...

Read the rest of Radika's trainee diary