Summer placement scheme

Our two week summer placement scheme offers a first-hand opportunity for you to gain a unique insight into what it is like to work as a patent or trade mark attorney. It is a great chance for you to kick start your career and see if Dehns is the right fit for you.

You can expect:

  • To be involved with real client work from day one
  • To work alongside experienced attorneys
  • The opportunity to travel to some of the Firm’s other UK offices
  • Presentations from current attorneys on what it is like to train and qualify
  • Exposure to the kind of work you would undertake as a trainee
  • Participation in a group project
  • Networking and social events
  • To gain a broad and comprehensive view of life as a patent or trade mark attorney

The summer placement scheme will allow you to discover your potential and show us what you can bring to the firm. Candidates are paid for the duration of the scheme. At the end of the scheme you may be offered an interview for a permanent trainee position and your performance on the scheme will provide you with a significant advantage.



Applications for our 2020 scheme are now open, and close on 31 January 2020.

Assessment & Interviews

If your application is successful, you may be invited to:

  • Complete our online assessments
  • Take part in a Skype interview
  • Attend a face-to-face interview


Placement Scheme dates

Our scheme runs for a continuous 2-week period in early July each year. Dates for our 2020 scheme are 29 June - 10 July 2020.

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