Kilburn & Strode LLP has a reputation that is second to none. As a top-tier patent firm, we act for some of the most respected and innovative, internationally renowned companies, as well as for many of the UK’s leading universities. Our diverse client base also includes start-up companies and SMEs of all shapes and sizes, enabling us to offer a wide variety of work to our attorneys.
We are constantly on the look-out for talented trainees and offer graduates the chance to train and develop as excellent patent attorneys; we are dedicated to that training and committed to ensuring that our trainees realise their full potential.
Trainees are fully supported throughout their training – our qualified attorneys are always on hand to answer questions and give advice. From the start, new trainees participate fully in casework and interact with clients. They are encouraged to challenge themselves and build on their specialist knowledge.
Our appraisal scheme helps trainees chart and plan their career progression from trainee through qualification to associate and beyond.
In addition to providing top-class training and continuing professional development, we offer competitive salaries, generous flexi-time, a contributory pension scheme, life assurance and other benefits.
Applicants should have/hope to achieve a good first degree (min 2.1) or a PhD or other postgraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline. It is vitally important that you can demonstrate good attention to detail and possess excellent English language skills, coupled with the ability to grasp complex technical concepts. Knowledge of French and/or German is desirable, but not essential.
You should be comfortable working individually or as part of a team and understand the importance of communication at all levels.
As Kilburn & Strode is a sociable and supportive working environment, preferred candidates will display a friendly and outgoing personality.