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Early Careers Advisor (2812)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

As an Early Careers Advisor, you’ll supervise, co-ordinate and lead the activities of the Early Careers support team to deliver a seamless end-to-end support function for all apprentices, trainee Chartered Legal Executives and trainee solicitors in the business, from recruitment to qualification. You’ll manage the two Early Careers Assistants, ensuring the day-to-day administrative tasks of the team are anticipated and completed in a timely manner.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Co-ordinating the recruitment and development of apprentices, trainee Chartered Legal Executives and trainee solicitors.
  • Managing the Early Careers Assistants on a daily basis and allocating work to ensure all tasks are achieved in a timely manner.
  • Planning and attending events to engage with candidates and promote our early careers opportunities.
  • Liaising with training providers and third party suppliers to ensure trainees and apprentices receive robust training and obtain the necessary qualifications which meet with regulatory requirement and leading to qualification in the role
  • Undertaking all aspects of early careers recruitment from screening applications and video interviews to leading assessment centres to select the top talent for our roles.
  • Delivering a comprehensive Legal Work Placement scheme to assist with the recruitment of top talent into our trainee solicitor roles.
  • Building strong relationships with senior stakeholders to provide professional, consultative and expert support to the business.
What We're Looking For
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrative experience of handling and managing multiple projects and tasks to deadlines.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to changing demands and priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative.
  • Previous experience coaching and developing individuals or a small team.
  • Confidence in communicating with and influencing senior stakeholders.
  • Willingness to undertake travel throughout the UK.
  • Ideally, you’ll have a working knowledge and understanding of the early careers pathways.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


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.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    People Team
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    Talent Acquisition
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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