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A. A. Thornton & Co. is a thriving and progressive firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys with offices in Central London and Northampton. We are ranked by Legal 500 as one of the very best Patent practices in the UK. We pride ourselves on our high standards of professional service and our focus on each client’s particular business needs. We also have very positive working relationships throughout the firm.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Electrical Patent department and train with us for a career as a UK and European Patent Attorney.

The Person/Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a background in electrical engineering, including a degree in electrical engineering or a closely related subject. Practical engineering experience will be recognised. Experience within the Patent profession is not essential; many of our attorneys joined us straight from university.

The key qualities we are seeking from a trainee are:

  • An ability to analyse and accurately summarise technical documents in the electrical engineering field
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • The ability to work on one’s own as well as part of a team
  • An appetite for working hard and being an integral part of a highly-qualified team
  • Well organised and reliable
  • A commitment to professional and career development

In order to deliver a focused client service, it is important that the individuals we employ are dynamic, pro-active and confident in contributing ideas, creating solutions and seeing them through.  If you have the qualities we are looking for then we want you to join our busy Electrical Patent department.

What will you find at A. A. Thornton & Co?

The successful trainee will be assigned to a qualified Patent Attorney who will supervise all aspects of training.  Trainees receive a broad range of work, which encompasses a variety of technical areas and clients, providing a challenging and intellectually-stimulating career.  The firm actively encourages trainees to take advantage of our in-house training and external courses and lectures, and trainees are supported to qualify as both a Chartered UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

We have an excellent working environment in our new offices at 10 Old Bailey in central London. We are committed to recruiting the very best talent and providing training to nurture that talent. At A. A. Thornton & Co. it is our people that make the difference.  Visit our website to find out what our clients our saying about us and meet our team of attorneys.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Karen Genuardi, HR Manager, by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents,
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
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