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We are currently recruiting for two trainee positions and require graduates with backgrounds in Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Physics.

We expect our trainees to have a minimum of 360 UCAS points and a 2.1 degree. You will also need to be articulate in both written and verbal forms as you will need to communicate technical 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 2-3 trainee patent attorneys per annum in our Electronics department. Positions are based in our London office.

Attracting the brightest and best graduates is fundamental to our success. Our focus is on ensuring 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.

To do this we must first of all recruit the right people. 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 will offer you 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, overall, 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 and covering letter.

In addition, please provide confirmation that you have the right to work in the UK.

Venner Shipley is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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