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HGF Limited is one of Europe’s largest intellectual property specialist firms and one of only a few to offer a fully integrated IP solution, bringing over 200 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors together to provide a full-service IP solution. The firm has 21 offices across the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Technical expertise
HGF has a strong group of strategic business units with experience and expertise covering chemistry, engineering, electronics, life sciences, nano-technology, trade marks and IP law.

Professional development
The training process is a challenge (one we hope you’ll relish). We offer exceptional support in helping you get there, for example, through our mentoring programme where you will be paired up with qualified attorneys who have a deep understanding of what it is like to be a trainee, having been there and done it in the not so long and distant past. There is so much knowledge you can tap into, including supervision from experienced partners and senior attorneys, supporting you on your journey to full Chartered UK and European qualification.

Current success
HGF is ranked in The Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020’. The firm is also ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trade Mark Review. In addition, 14 HGF attorneys are listed as MIP stars, and 14 listed on the IAM Patent 1000 ‘World’s leading patent professionals’. We regularly receive other awards including: Business Leaders Awards (Director of the Year), Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards (Golden Advisor, IP law firm of the Year), MIP Awards (Scottish ‘Firm of the Year’ for Prosecution) and many more.

What HGF can offer
HGF recruits graduates for traineeships throughout the year; each recruit is selected specifically for the technical team and office location.

A minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant STEM discipline is required. We seek to ensure that candidates’ potential is unlocked by providing high quality training to equip you with not only the technical skills and tools but the business ones too so you can perform at your very best, in addition there is also opportunities to attend events and seminars. HGF is a friendly, sociable and lively firm, with a professional but relaxed wHGorking environment. We believe in progressing people based on merit and will strive to work with you to achieve your career ambitions.

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  • Number of Employees: 395
  • Number of Partners: 61
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 61 excl. Partners
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 50
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 18 excl. Partners
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 5
  • Opportunities Offered: Graduate Jobs
  • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
  • No. of Graduate Jobs: 10-15 p.a.
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Electronics, engineering, physics, chemistry, life sciences and law
  • No. of Days Holiday: 27
  • Benefits: Healthcare, Performance Bonus, Season Ticket Loan
  • Other Benefits: Holiday purchase scheme
  • UK Office Locations: Nationwide and Europe
  • How to Apply: By Email
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