Our voluntary vacation scheme offers a select few the opportunity to see what it’s really like to be a patent or trade mark attorney at one of the most successful IP firms in Europe. The scheme will take part it will take place in a week, and be jam-packed with all things IP, including: an introduction to IP, patents and trade marks; quizzes and workshops; and roundup Q&A sessions.
Boult Wade Tennant is one of Europe’s preeminent IP firms, with established teams based in the UK, Germany and Spain. Since 1894 clients have trusted us with their most important asset: their intellectual property. Our firm has been consistently ranked in tier one by major legal directories for both patent and trade mark prosecution work. The diverse range of backgrounds and expertise of our attorneys helps us advise domestic and international clients from all business and technology sectors. We offer the highest standard of advice and client service, with bold and commercially aware solutions that are economically priced and of exceptional quality. We pride ourselves on being friendly, responsive and approachable, establishing long-term relationships with our clients with exceptional service levels underpinned by unique local knowledge and professional expertise.
Who can apply
The scheme is intended for undergraduates, in their penultimate or final year, and postgraduates. We also encourage applications from those who are already part of the professional world but who are seeking a change of career. The common factors are that all those that get a place on the voluntary vacation scheme have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are enthusiastic. Also, all have a relevant undergraduate/postgraduate degree and/or industry experience.
You will need:
To have obtained, or to have predicted, at least a 2:1 in a relevant academic subject at undergraduate level. Those with a patent interest must be studying for, or already have, an undergraduate degree in a relevant technical field (science, maths and/or engineering).
•340 UCAS points (AAB) at A Level.
How do I apply?
Attach a covering letter to your CV. Writing a covering letter to accompany your CV is always difficult but it is a crucial part of the application process. It is your opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities and suitability to join our graduate programme. It is also a great vehicle to show a little of your personality and enables you to stand out from other well qualified applicants.
Within your covering letter you must answer the following questions:
1. Why do you want to join Boult Wade Tennant’s voluntary vacation scheme?
2. What do you hope to gain from participating in the scheme?
3. Why do you think you would make a good patent or trade mark attorney?