What’s the best way to search for jobs on your website?

Simply search for jobs via the search bar on the homepage, or browse jobs by career sector or job type. You can then filter your search further by location or employer.

How do I look for a specific employer?

To search for a particular company, click on our Employer Directory, which you will find in the toolbar on the homepage. Here you will find an Employer A-Z that lists recruiters and highlights those who are currently hiring.

What happens once I’ve applied for a job?

Once you have applied for a job you should receive a receipt of application from the specific company that you are applying to. You will receive a message on screen on the IP Careers website once an application has been made saying that your CV & Covering Letter have gone through. If you are in any doubt it is best to contact the recruitment team of the company you have applied for.

Do you advertise jobs for international students?

We advertise jobs on behalf of employers and not all employers recruit international students. If they do, this information will be specified in the company profile area, at the top of the webpage concerning the employer and their job vacancy.

Does it matter which degree and grade I got?

It is very difficult to enter the patent profession without a degree in a science, engineering, technology or a mathematics based subject, or equivalent, from a recognised institution. Most firms also require at least a 2:1 in a first degree.  A Trade Mark Attorney will typically have an arts or a legal background before specialising in trade marks, however this is not essential. An undergraduate degree is required and no particular discipline seems to be favoured. More information on sector specific academic requirements can be found within the relevant career advice articles.

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