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Irwin Mitchell Interview

When was your Irwin Mitchell interview? 

February 2018

What was it for? 

Vacation scheme

Please describe the interview process at Irwin Mitchell.

The assessment centre was a few hours in the morning. there were only 6 of us, total. The first section was an individual interview with a partner and an associate. It was very friendly and relaxed. Questions mostly revolved around my skills and habits in my previous workplaces. Second part was a written exercise that included writing an email to a supervisor about the positives and negatives of an article we had to read. Third part was listening to a voicemail from a client, taking notes, and then discussing the voicemail (and its possible relevance to the firm) with another partner and associate at the firm. The final part of the day was a casual Q&A with a current trainee.

What advice would you give to future applicants for the Irwin Mitchell interview?

  • Prepare for questions on the practice areas
  • Be familiar with the type of work each department does
  • Understand how certain cases can sometimes have overlap between the different departments