Trainee Patent Attorney – Engineering & Tech (2019 intake)

Job Reference: 000050

Location: London

Closing Date: Not Specified

Job Start Date: 23/09/2019

Salary: Excellent remuneration and benefits package

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Practice Group / Department: Engineering & Tech

Hours of work: 35

We are offering training jobs to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney within our industry-leading Engineering & Tech practice group. The team supports some of the world’s leading companies to protect innovation in exciting and cutting edge technologies.

The firm is continually growing as a result of an increasing demand for our services. There are therefore excellent opportunities for a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your technical background and experience.

We offer excellent career prospects for high calibre graduates. You need to have a good first degree or PhD in a relevant technical discipline such as Physics, or Electronics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering (see below for further guidance). In addition to an enthusiasm for science and technology, you will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Who should apply?

We typically employ up to ten new entrants to the profession each year across our Chemistry, Engineering & Tech and Life Sciences practice groups.

In order to train as a patent attorney, it is a key requirement to have a STEM degree. Please see our list of Accepted degrees for the profession; this is not an exhaustive list.

What you need to have

What we will give you

  • Strong A'Levels, usually 3 at grade A or equivalent 
  • A supportive and sociable team-based working environment
  • Working towards a minimum 2.1 (STEM) degree
  • Exceptional training for UK and EQE qualifications and beyond
  • An excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • A wide variety of work for a broad range of clients
  • Ability to analyse and conceptualise complex matters
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Central London location
  • Sense of commerciality: having an innate interest in the world of business as well as the IP profession
  • A passion and aptitude for problem solving
  • Keen eye for detail


How to apply

When applying, please select the job in the practice group most relevant to you based on your degree. Guidelines are provided in our Accepted degrees section. Should you be uncertain, we will ensure your application is directed to the most suitable practice group for review.

Due to increased workload, we have reopened applications for positions starting in September 2019.

To apply for this job, please complete our online form by clicking on the Apply for job button below and attach your CV and cover letter (no more than one page) explaining what attracts you to a career at the firm.

Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment consultants unless specifically requested.



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