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30 Jul 2018

The opportunity

Withers & Rogers LLP are actively seeking a bright and motivated Chemistry graduate/postgraduate to join us in September 2018 in Bristol. A vacancy has arisen for a Trainee Patent Attorney to join the firm’s distinguished Life Sciences & Chemistry group and applications are now open.

Joining a cohort of eight other graduates across the firm’s practice groups, you will be well supported through our first-rate training programme to qualify as a Patent Attorney in both the UK and Europe. Apply now to join Withers & Rogers and discover why a career as a Patent Attorney is a fantastic use of your academic training.


Who we’re looking for

Applicants should have a strong degree in Chemistry (2:1 or above at undergraduate level as a minimum), and must be able to demonstrate an understanding of biotechnological/biomedical concepts

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate first-rate written and verbal communication skills, but most importantly we are looking for a genuine passion for technology that goes well beyond the merely academic.


What we have to offer

 An excellent salary is on offer, as well as a discretionary Christmas bonus and our full package of employee benefits. We provide comprehensive support for our Trainees through the process of qualification as a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney, paying for you to attend courses, lectures, and tutorials. In addition to this, we have our own in-house tutorial system to prepare Trainees for both the UK and European qualifying exams. Our patent professionals know how to help and you won’t be on your own.

The main focus of training, however, is exposure to a great variety of work on actual live cases under the supervision of a qualified Attorney. We give our trainees real responsibility early on, and you should expect to be making a significant contribution to client work within the first year.


If this sounds like the opportunity you’re looking for, apply now.

Applications will be reviewed as they come in, so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Our application form is online and your progress will be saved once you have started the application, allowing you to make edits prior to submitting if you wish to.

Candidates who meet shortlisting requirements will be asked to undertake an online General Intelligence Analysis assessment which we will use to aid our sifting process.

A final shortlist of applicants will be invited to an assessment day in our Bristol office during the week commencing 30th July 2018.


Visit the careers section of our website for more information about the position, or for any questions about the role and the application process contact Alice Bugden, Recruitment Assistant, on 01179 253 030.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Chemistry, Biotechnology, Life Sciences
  • Location: Bristol
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