This job is no longer live. View all current jobs on IP Careers.


31 Jan 2024

Hindles have a vacancy for a trainee patent attorney with a 2024 start date.

Initially assisting senior attorneys with a wide range of patent attorney work, our trainee will quickly gain responsibility as their knowledge and experience grows. A high standard of training will be provided, as well as support in preparing for the UK and European professional qualifying examinations.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to kick-start their career in a rewarding, varied and fast-paced profession.

Essential skills:

If you are have strong analytical and communication skills, the ability to pick up complex technical ideas quickly and keen attention to detail, combined with an exemplary academic record, you could be exactly what we’re looking for.

For this particular position, applicants should have or be about to obtain a honours degree or Masters degree in physics, engineering (e.g. mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering), chemistry or computer software. You will also require good scientific general knowledge and the ability to write high quality technical English. A PhD or industrial research experience would be an advantage but is not essential. As this position is for a trainee, prior experience of patent work is not required or expected.

We have a reputation for excellence in both the quality of the work that we do, and the client service which we deliver. The quality, responsivity, and attitude of our people form the bedrock of our firm and we believe the quality of our team sets us apart. As such, we’re looking for an individual who shares our commitment to excellence.

The position may be based from our Edinburgh or Liverpool office.

The start date for this position is flexible between spring and autumn 2024.

What We Offer

  • Interesting and challenging work dealing predominantly with direct clients, ranging from high-technology start-up companies to multinational corporations;
  • A commitment to training and professional development;
  • An opportunity to get involved in decision-making from the start;
  • Competitive salary and excellent long-term prospects;
  • A friendly working environment.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2024.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
  • Location: Edinburgh or Liverpool
  • Salary: Competitive
Back to Top

Get the latest jobs