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Swindell & Pearson Ltd is an expanding firm of Chartered Patent Attorneys based in Derby serving an international client base. We have an exciting opportunity for a high calibre graduate with a degree in physics/electronics/software (2:1 or above).

You will be trained to qualify as a Patent Attorney while working as part of the High-Technology team. You will be trained to the highest professional standards.

Person requirements:

You should be able to communicate effectively both on paper and in person. Some knowledge and experience of electronics, software or telecommunications would be advantageous, as would an interest in scientific and technical developments.

You should be conscientious and capable of working to deadlines. You will also need to be organised.
A large number of professional exams are required to become a Patent Attorney, so a high level of commitment is required.

Qualification requirements:

A degree in physics/electronics/software (2:1 or above).
A consistently strong academic performance in science, maths and English language.
A PhD or industrial experience, while not required, would be an advantage.

How to apply:

Please click on the ‘apply now’ button to send a CV and covering letter. Please include GCSE and A level grades (or equivalent).

Other details:

Permanent, full-time position after probationary period.

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Start Date: 01 January 1970
  • Location: Derby
  • UCAS Points: Trainee Patent Attorney
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Salary: £25,000 - £30,000.
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