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A. A. Thornton & Co. is a thriving and progressive firm of patent and trade mark attorneys with offices in Central London and Northampton. Our heritage dates back over 100 years, making us one of the UK’s longest established and leading specialists in the field. We pride ourselves on our high standards of professional service and our focus on each client’s particular business needs. We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join our Chemistry, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals department and train with us for a career as a UK and European Patent Attorney. Skills and Qualifications Successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree in a Chem /Bio-related discipline. The key qualities we are seeking from a trainee are:

  • An ability to analyse and accurately summarise technical documents in the Chemistry /Biotechnology /Pharmaceuticals field
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • The ability to work on one’s own as well as part of a team
  • An appetite for working hard and being an integral part of a highly-qualified team
  • Well organised and reliable
  • A commitment to professional and career development

In order to deliver a focussed client service, it is important that the individuals we employ are dynamic, pro-active and confident in contributing ideas, creating solutions and seeing them through. If you have the qualities we are looking for then we want you to join our busy Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals patent department.

What will you find at A.A. Thornton & Co?

The successful trainee will be assigned to a Partner who will supervise all aspects of training. Trainees receive a broad range of work, which encompasses a variety of technical areas, providing a challenging and intellectually-stimulating career. The firm actively encourages trainees through both in-house training and external courses and lectures whilst being supported to qualify as both a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. We have an excellent working environment in our new offices at 10 Old Bailey in central London. We are committed to recruiting the very best talent and providing training to nurture that talent. At A.A. Thornton & Co. it is our people that make the difference.

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Start Date: 01 January 1970
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Trainee Patent Attorney (Chemical)
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Chem /Bio-related discipline
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Please apply using your CV and covering letter
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