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Training Contract Business Legal Services

Job in Manchester, United Kingdom

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English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years


Jun 30, 2020 9:59 PM

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The Opportunity

As a trainee at Irwin Mitchell, you will spend two years in the business legal services (BLS) stream, experiencing four different areas of law and getting to know the business more intimately. During your training contract, you will work in tandem with the paralegals, associates, senior associates and partners within each seat rotation. You’ll be given practical experience and a real insight into the unique culture of the nation’s leading full-service law firm.

You will undertake four seats in total, each within the BLS division. During your training contract, you will experience at least three different areas of law, including opportunities to develop your skills in both contentious and non-contentious work. You will evidence this by maintaining a training diary to record completed tasks against each of the nine practice skills standards.

We’d love to hear from candidates that have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the law and possess the ability to be flexible and responsive to changing business demands and priorities. We also look for candidates who have the capacity to use their initiative, think creatively and have good problem solving skills, coupled with excellent communication and attention to detail, both written and verbal.

We welcome applications from all degree types, provided you are able to start your training contract in 2022.

The potential seats available in the Manchester office are; banking & finance, commercial litigation, corporate, insolvency, real estate, and real estate litigation. Please note that these seats are subject to change and you will be asked for preferences if you are offered a training contract.

The Recruitment Process

  • Online application form (closing date 30 June 2020)
  • Video Interview (take place during July and August 2020)
  • Assessment Centre (take place during August and September 2020)

Salary and Benefits

This is a fixed term, 2 year contract. There is an additional recruitment process regarding our NQ roles.

Your first year salary is £26,500

Your second year salary is £28,500

We have a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday, recognition scheme, two volunteering days per year, season ticket loan, health plan, professional subscriptions, contributory pension scheme, death in service and critical cover and gym membership discounts.

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

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About Irwin Mitchell
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Irwin Mitchell has lawyers across the UK specialising in business legal services, personal legal services and private wealth advice.
The company has a group structure with Irwin Mitchell Holdings Limited sitting above Irwin Mitchell LLP and a number of subsidiaries. Our office network covers Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Sheffield. The 2015 merger with Thomas Eggar means...

2,000 employees