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13 Feb 2022

Looking for some real exposure to the world of Intellectual Property?

We are currently looking for talented, ambitious individuals for our 2022 Summer Placement Scheme. Successful candidates will have a genuine interest in wanting to work for us.

What are we offering?

This is a paid scheme; and it is designed to provide successful candidates with a first-hand opportunity to see what it is like to work as a Patent or Trade Mark Attorney. It is a perfect way to get to know us and to give you a chance to see if we are the right firm for you. Over the course of your time with us, you can expect:

  • to meet some of the talented people who make us the firm we are;
  • exposure to the kind of work you would undertake as a trainee, including real client work from day one;
  • to gain an idea of what you can expect from a career with us;
  • to gain a broad and comprehensive view of life as a patent or trade mark attorney;
  • networking and social events.

Throughout your time with us, you’ll be assigned one of our current trainees who will be on hand to assist you. As the scheme forms a key part of our recruitment process, your participation and performance will be monitored throughout.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a diverse range of candidates to join us, and we welcome applicants from a breadth of disciplines. The scheme is intended for candidates planning to commence employment in summer/autumn 2023, or earlier.

Academic requirements

Applicants will need to have, or expect to have, a minimum 2.1 result in their undergraduate level degree. For prospective trade mark attorneys there are no specific degree disciplines required; prospective patent attorneys must have a technical degree subject, typically science or engineering.


Our scheme will run from 27 June – 8 July 2022.  Depending on the coronavirus circumstances, and government advice closer to the time, the scheme may run as in-person or virtual.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

  • Job Type: Undergraduate Jobs
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Chemistry, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Electronics, Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering - Other, Physics
  • Start Date: 27 June 2022
  • Location: UK Offices
  • UCAS Points: Unspecified/Not Applicable
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: STEM
  • Salary: Paid
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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