Trainee Patent Attorney (Physics) - Autumn 2024

We have an opportunity in our Birmingham office for a graduate with a background in Physics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering. We are now accepting applications for our first round of assessments.

As a graduate entrant, we will give you full support to achieve qualification as a chartered UK and European patent attorney. We run our own comprehensive in-house ‘Training Academy’ which combines tutorials, and lectures as well as mentoring and supervision from partners and other qualified attorneys. In addition, you will also gain a range of commercial skills, such as business development and client care, as part of our on-going personal development programme.

Please visit the graduate section of our website for more information about our Training Academy.

We have not set a deadline for closing applications. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply early as applications will close once we have found suitable candidates. We will review CVs approximately every three weeks. First round interviews will take place via video call. 

Requirements

For this role we are looking for someone with a scientific background in Physics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering. The role will involve working in areas such as electronics, telecommunications, semiconductor materials, quantum computing and other high technology – knowledge or experience within these areas would be advantageous.

On your application it is important that you state which modules you have studied so that we are able to assess your technical background. You will need to have gained at least a 2:1 degree in your subject. We also welcome applications from those completing a doctorate, undertaking postgraduate research, or working in industry.

You need to have a natural curiosity to find out how things work, excellent communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail. You need to demonstrate technical excellence, an interest in the commercial world, and an appreciation of the importance of intellectual property to businesses.

Working as a patent attorney requires not only an excellent technical and academic background, but also the ability to draft comprehensive documents and defend complex legal arguments. It is a challenging and rewarding role enabling you to be involved with leading edge research as well as understanding and supporting the commercial objectives of a diverse client base worldwide.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary dependent on qualification and experience
  • 26 days’ annual holiday, plus statutory holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gymflex scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Payment of membership fees to professional bodies required for the role
  • Exam and study leave
  • Hybrid working
  • Access to mental health and wellbeing information and support
  • Discounts portal (retail, travel, days out etc.)
DEADLINE 31st May 2024