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Graduate Recruitment

"As part of the team supporting our lawyers, I know my contribution is valued and recognised. I feel empowered to do my job well."

Henry McCabe, Paralegal

If you want to become a solicitor, our graduate recruitment programme is a great way to get started. We’re looking for people who have:

  • Tenacity
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Empathy and interpersonal skills.

We usually offer full-time roles to more than 80% of our trainees after they qualify. You don’t need to have studied law at university – many of our lawyers didn’t and we welcome applications from across the board.

Visit our graduate recruitment site

Training Contracts

Our training contracts give you hands-on experience in your chosen area of law. You’ll get to choose which office you’d like to be in and whether you’d like to work in personal or business legal services.

Throughout your contract you’ll work closely with clients and take on real responsibility.

Find out more about training contracts

Legal Work Placements

We also offer short-term placements each summer. These are designed to give you a flavour for working at Irwin Mitchell and many of our placement students then go on to compete training contracts with us.

Find out more about legal work placements

Working At Irwin Mitchell

Here you’ll find a friendly environment where we value your wellbeing . We’ll make sure you have the support you need to thrive, both professionally and personally.

You’ll also have the chance to get involved with the community work that’s so important to us, whether that’s fundraising, volunteering, or doing pro bono legal work.

We encourage everyone to have a healthy work/life balance, and we offer flexible working across the firm for those that need it. We also have a Dress For Your Day policy, which means if you’re not seeing clients that day, there’s no need to suit up if you don’t want to.

In everything we do, we want to make everyone feel welcome. Our working groups across the company mean that everyone has a voice, no matter what their age, gender, or sexuality.

Find out more and get started on your application

Visit our graduate recruitment site

Awards & Accreditation

We're proud to have our hard work recognised by leading industry organisations, both as a law firm and as an employer.