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31 Aug 2019

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Career Sector:
  • Area of Specialism: Electronics, Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering - Other
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Southampton
  • Start Date: Autumn 2019
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Application Details: Please send your CV and short cover letter.

The Firm

Forresters IP LLP is a leading full service intellectual property firm with an international client base. We have offices located in Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Munich and Southampton. Since being established in 1884, we have grown from a regional firm into an international practice. Despite our long history we are a young firm with a fresh approach to our clients’ requirements. We are rated as one of the leading intellectual property firms in the UK.

The Role

The successful candidate will join Forresters’ thriving Patent groups in our Southampton office, and will train in handling all aspects of patents and registered designs. The candidate will assist in protecting inventions across a wide variety of technologies such as: automotive safety and control, sporting equipment, oilfield technology, medical devices, construction equipment and optical devices.

On-the-job training will be given by partners and other fully qualified senior attorneys, as well as through external training courses. The aim is for the candidates to become fully-qualified UK and European patent attorneys.

  • A 2:1 degree or above in areas such as mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, ship science, engineering materials is required but other degrees in related subjects will also be considered.
  • You must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, have organisational skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You must possess a commitment to quality and attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • You should possess a good understanding of mechanical inventions and software engineering.

Start date: Autumn 2019

The Package

  • Very competitive salary.
  • A pleasant and friendly working environment.
  • Flexible working – core hours.
  • 35 hour week.
  • 28 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays, increasing up to one day for every completed holiday year and up to 31 days.
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Health Cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season Ticket Loan.
  • Mutual pension contribution of up to 5%.

Applications should include a C.V. and covering letter and must be received by 31 August 2019.

To apply, please send your CV and short cover letter. Please state in the cover letter your salary expectations and confirm that you have a permanent right to live and work in the UK.

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