Forresters is a leading full service intellectual property firm with an international client base. We have offices located in London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Munich. 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 client’s requirements and a career progression of our employees. We are rated as one of the leading intellectual property firms in the UK. We have a proven track record of trainees progressing all the way up to partnership.
The successful candidates will join Forresters’ thriving patent practice in either its Birmingham or Liverpool offices, and will train in handling all aspects of patents and registered designs.
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 candidate to become a fully-qualified UK and European patent attorney.
A 2.1 degree or above in high technology areas such as electronic, electrical, physics, mechanical and materials engineering, telecommunications and computer sciences (although not, for this position, in chemistry or life sciences) is required.
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.
In addtion to the training support and paid course fees, we offer a very competative starting salary. We review salaries on regular basis and offer salary increases after each exam success. Our benefits package is also very generous, particularly the option of flexible working ensuring excellent work-life balance.
Applications should include a C.V. and covering letter and must be received by 1 March 2015.