The application window for our 2021 Legal Work Placements is now closed. Applications for our 2022 Legal Work Placements will open on 1 November 2021.
Our two 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 plays an important part in our trainee recruitment strategy. It’s a great way for you to showcase your skills in a practical environment and leave a positive and lasting impression. You'll also get a glimpse into what life is like working here.
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 come to one of our events in the first instance and then to apply via the Legal Work Placement route.
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.
All About You
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 anonymised screening process.
Our new intake of 47 trainees studied at 28 different universities, of which 28% had read non-law degrees.
You will need to demonstrate the following skills throughout the assessment process:
- Commercial awareness
- High attention to detail
- Analysis and problem-solving skills
- Empathy and interpersonal skills
- Strong communication skills.
"I loved every minute of my time on placement with Irwin Mitchell. Everyone was so kind and welcoming, and instantly put me at ease. I was able to complete tasks in areas of law that I originally didn't think I was interested in, but now I am, and have been able to meet individuals from a variety of teams and ask about their experiences of the department itself and Irwin Mitchell as a whole."
Why Choose Us
Every business has its own unique culture and Irwin Mitchell is no exception. We’re proud of the values that make us who we are and that make us one of the most successful law firms in the country.
We’ve come a long way since starting out in Sheffield in 1912 but we haven’t let that change how we operate. We maintain 15 offices in key areas around the country because we understand the importance of local expertise and a personal touch. Our clients range from international corporations to small businesses and private individuals.
Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our team.
We’re more than just a law firm – we’re a group of people working together to help people and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. Together, we're guided by our strategy each day, to support our clients, communities and colleagues.
We are renowned for our friendly and approachable attitude towards everyone we work with – private clients, business clients and each other. You’ll be encouraged to work as closely with clients as we do and you can always count on getting the support you need while working at Irwin Mitchell.
Our community presence is also a big part of daily life at our locations around the country. Each of our offices select a local charity to work with every year and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved with charity fundraising, volunteering and pro bono legal work.