Legal Work Insight

by Irwin Mitchell


Job Details

4th January 2021
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
East of England, Greater London, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside
Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chichester, Gatwick, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton

Legal Work Insight

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 can choose to apply to either business legal services or personal legal services, and spend time with two different departments within your chosen area to get a true insight and a real feel for what each stream is like. You’ll gain first-hand experience of our culture, the work we do and the wide range of opportunities we have to offer.

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 passionate about attracting and finding the right individuals to join Irwin Mitchell.

We're looking for people who show a genuine interest in the law and are hungry to learn more about Business and Personal Legal Services. 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 51 trainees studied at 30 different universities, of which 24% had read non-law degrees.

You will need to demonstrate the following skills throughout the assessment process:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Tenacity
  • High attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Empathy and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills

About Irwin Mitchell

Founded in 1912, with 3000 employees, in 15 UK locations, we are one of the leading legal businesses covering business, personal and private wealth legal services.

We are passionate about delivering excellent levels of service using an expert hand and a human touch, with our five core values guiding us at every stage.

How to apply

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