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20 Nov 2014

Graduate Recruitment at Venner Shipley

Attracting the brightest and best graduates is fundamental to our success.  Our focus is on ensuring our clients receive the highest level of service possible and that the advice they are given is pragmatic and commercial and works for them and their businesses.

To do this we must first of all recruit the right people.  We’re looking for people who are at the top of their game academically, but who are also able to bring a broader view to the workplace.  Original thinkers with the ability to work within a team will flourish at Venner Shipley.

In return, we will offer you a supportive environment where you will receive the training and the encouragement required to develop your career.  We believe that the culture of our firm is, overall, one of learning; everyone from trainees to partners is encouraged and expected to continue learning throughout their careers.  Our collegiate and open approach coupled with the personalities that we employ fosters this progressive culture.

Trainee Patent Attorneys

We are currently recruiting for our Autumn 2015 trainee positions and require graduates with backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Electronics and Engineering.

We typically employ 4-5 trainee patent attorneys per annum across our Electronics and Mechanical departments.   Positions are based across our London, Cambridge and Guildford offices. Trainees will need a minimum of 360 UCAS points and a 2.1 degree in a relevant technical discipline.  You will need to be articulate in both written and verbal forms as you will need to convey the ideas from the inventors in the correct manner.  Other skills that are needed include analytical skills, commercial awareness and the ability and confidence to talk to clients and other professionals who may or may not share your technical background.

We consider applications throughout the year but our main recruitment drive for Autumn 2015 positions will be taking place in December 2014 and January 2015.     Successful applicants will be invited to attend a Recruitment Day which will take place on 11 December 2014.  Applications to attend the Recruitment Day must be with us by 20 November 2013.   Second interviews will take place in January 2015.

To apply you must be eligible to work in the UK. Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are interested in becoming a patent attorney.   Included in your application should be a description, in 150 words or less, of a Post-It-Note.  Your description should include discussion of the function and features of the note. In particular, please discuss those features which help it to perform its function.


Aside from the first class training you will receive the firm offers a range of benefits including a competitive starting salary, 20 days holiday (rising to 25 day after two years), generous study leave, membership of a healthcare scheme, a contributory pension scheme, season ticket loan and life assurance.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Number of Positions: 4-5
  • Location: London, Cambridge and Guildford
  • Salary: Competitive
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