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Legal Work Placements

Our Legal Work Placement scheme is a great way to get an insight into what life is really like at Irwin Mitchell.

Applications for our 2023 Legal Work Placements open from November 2022 - register your interest today

Our one week summer Legal Work Placement scheme is a great way to get an insight into what life is really like at Irwin Mitchell.

You will spend time with different departments within our client service areas to get a true insight and a real feel for what it is like to be a trainee solicitor at Irwin Mitchell.

You’ll experience an induction, social activities, breakfast meetings, and have the opportunity to get involved with community and sports activities.

The Legal Work Placement is a great way for you to showcase your skills in a practical environment and leave a positive and lasting impression.

Anyone who completes a Legal Work Placement with us is automatically considered for a training contract. A large proportion of our training contracts are awarded this way every year, so we encourage anyone interested in joining us on a training contract to apply via this route. 

Why Complete A Placement With Us?

90% of people who complete the Legal Work Placement tell us that their placement “exceeded expectations” and we hope that you’ll find it a rewarding and enjoyable experience too.

We automatically consider anyone who completes an LWP for a training contract and a large proportion of our training contracts are awarded this way every year.

"The LWP gave me an insight into what it would be like to work at Irwin Mitchell. It was a chance to meet people at the firm, learn about the work they do and get involved in the work.”

Jasmine Hunte, Trainee Solicitor

What Are The Entry Requirements?

We’re looking for people who show a genuine interest in the law. We value individuality, passion and innovation as much as we do academic achievement, which is why we operate an anonymized screening process.

To apply for our Legal Work Placement (LWP) you must be available for a one week work placement in Summer 2023 and be one of the following:

  • A law or non-law graduate
  • An undergraduate who; is in at least their penultimate year of a law degree
  • An undergraduate who is in their final year of a non-law degree.

What To Expect When You Apply

Applications for our 2023 Legal Work Placements open from 1 November 2022.

Find out more detail about our recruitment process here