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06 Nov 2023

Do you want to take your chemistry knowledge out of the lab and into the real world?

Where you can play a crucial role in the protection and commercialisation of all the cutting-edge technologies and IP matters in the chemistry field, while working alongside some of the leading scientists in their fields? If so, have you considered a career as a patent attorney which will give you the chance to immerse yourself in a diverse range of technology and simultaneously grapple with fascinating legal challenges?

Our Patent Career Programme offers you the chance to be involved in innovative, exciting inventions outside of the Lab, whilst studying towards your exams to become a qualified UK and European patent attorney. Here at Kilburn & Strode we offer a quality structured training programme and a dedicated people manager to help guide you through your traineeship. No two days are ever the same; throughout the course of your training you will master the fundamentals of UK and European patent law, learn how to draft patent applications, take part in opinion and opposition work and interact with clients.

Kilburn & Strode is a leading firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys helping the most creative companies protect the most innovative ideas, in the most competitive markets. We have a culture built on diversity and are looking for people who share and demonstrate our values: think creatively, build relationships, take responsibility, respect others, and excel.

We know that our reputation as a firm is based entirely on the quality of the individuals who work here. That’s why we’ve always been uncompromising in seeking out people who are not only at the top of their game, but who also share our enthusiasm and outlook. Not only that, but as a firm we are committed to diversity not because it’s “good for business” or because it’s the “right thing to do”. We’re committed because it makes our firm a superb place to work. Whatever your background, you’re welcome here because we love the creativity that difference brings.

We are recruiting for places on our Chemistry training programme to start in October 2024 – where we will support, mentor and develop you into a world class patent attorney working on some of the most exciting new products and ideas from across the globe. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to start your career within our Chemistry team which is comprised of over 25 trainees and qualified attorneys. Our team is led by dedicated, market-leading experts who can offer you unparalleled training, quality of work, direct exposure to client matters, business development initiatives and the support to ensure you are developing in your career.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic record and a graduate or postgraduate degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. To meet the diverse requirements of our clients we are particularly interested in candidates with a strong organic chemistry background, as well as in candidates with a strong chemical engineering or process chemistry background. We welcome applicants from new graduates or those looking for an exciting career change.

The deadline for receiving applications will be 5pm on Monday 6th November. The application process will include a zoom interview and attendance at an assessment center, those that are successful will commence their Trainee positions in October 2024.

Application deadline:
Monday 06 November 2023 17:00

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Chemistry
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
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