30 Oct 2020

We are seeking a graduate or post-graduate trainee for our Birmingham office to work towards the qualifications of Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

The role will be patent-focused, with priority given to qualification as a patent attorney, but the successful candidate will also be expected to qualify as a trade mark attorney in due course.

Patent attorneys require a scientific/engineering background to be able to understand and protect ideas and inventions across a wide range of industries, and so candidates for this role must have a scientific academic background.

We are interested in candidates with at least a 2:1 honours degree in Chemistry or Life Sciences, and we are particularly interested in candidates with a technical background which includes both Chemistry and Life Sciences elements.

The candidate we are looking for will also:

  • Have excellent communication skills, particularly in writing
  • Be highly organised and have very good attention to detail
  • Have strong analytical skills and the confidence to defend the reasoning behind their opinion
  • Be motivated and ready to put in the effort required to obtain the challenging professional qualifications – which usually takes around 5 years
  • Be based in or around the West Midlands

In return, we are offering:

  • A fascinating and rewarding career
  • A competitive salary (plus bonus and pension)
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays. Additional holidays are accrued with service
  • Full training, involving day to day mentoring and structured in-house training (delivered both in person and via video conferencing) supplemented by external courses and tutorials
  • Examination support and study leave

To apply for this role, click the link below or call Ben Appleton on 0121 236 1038 to discuss this position in confidence.

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  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Life Sciences
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: Birmingham
  • UCAS Points: Unspecified/Not Applicable
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Salary: Competitive
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