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Irwin Mitchell has bucked the market trend by unveiling plans to ramp up its September 2009 trainee intake while its peers look to slim down retention rates.
Irwin Mitchell has already recruited its 27 trainees for September and is now increasing its number of places by five.
Irwin Mitchell graduate recruitment partner Jane Horton said: “It’s a long-term policy. In the current marketplace we’re capturing good-quality candidates who can’t get placements elsewhere. They’ve done everything right but have been left with no place to go.”
The move contrasts with most other major firms. Major employers such as Allen & Overy have reduced places from September 2011, while Eversheds and Field Fisher Waterhouse have put their graduate recruitment programmes on hold until 2010 and Hammonds has cut its 2009 trainee count by half.