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22 Sep 2017

We are currently recruiting for our Autumn 2018 trainee positions for graduates with backgrounds in Electronics, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, or related disciplines.

We will be holding a Recruitment Day at our London office on Thursday 12 October 2017, at which interviews will take place.  You will need to submit an application to attend the Recruitment Day and this will need to be with us by Friday 22 September.

We expect our trainees to have a minimum of 360 UCAS points and a 2.1 degree. You will need to be articulate both in writing and verbally as you will need to communicate technical and legal concepts clearly and concisely. Other skills that are needed include analytical skills, commercial awareness and the ability and confidence to talk to clients and other professionals who may or may not share your technical background.

Graduate Recruitment at Venner Shipley

We typically employ 4-5 trainee patent attorneys each year in our Electronics and Engineering department.  Positions are typically based in our London or Cambridge offices.

Attracting the brightest and best graduates is fundamental to our success. Our focus is on ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service possible and that the advice they are given is pragmatic and commercial and works for them and their businesses.

We’re looking for people who are at the top of their game academically, but who are also able to bring a broader view to the workplace. Original thinkers with the ability to work within a team will flourish at Venner Shipley.

In return, we offer a supportive environment where you will receive the training and the encouragement required to develop your career. We believe that the culture of our firm is one of learning; everyone from trainees to partners is encouraged and expected to continue learning throughout their careers. Our collegiate and open approach coupled with the personalities that we employ fosters this progressive culture.

Aside from the first class training you will receive, the firm offers a range of benefits including a competitive starting salary, 20 days holiday (rising to 25 day after two years), generous study leave, membership of a healthcare scheme, a contributory pension scheme, season ticket loan and life assurance.

Application requirements

All applications should include a CV, covering letter and a written summary of a technical presentation topic of your choice, on which you will be asked to give a short presentation at the recruitment day.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Engineering - Other, Electronics
  • Number of Positions: 4-5
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
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