Looking for some real exposure to the world of Intellectual Property?
We are currently looking for talented, ambitious individuals for our 2022 Summer Placement Scheme. Successful candidates will have a genuine interest in wanting to work for us.
What are we offering?
This is a paid scheme; and it is designed to provide successful candidates with a first-hand opportunity to see what it is like to work as a Patent or Trade Mark Attorney. It is a perfect way to get to know us and to give you a chance to see if we are the right firm for you. Over the course of your time with us, you can expect:
• to meet some of the talented people who make us the firm we are;
• exposure to the kind of work you would undertake as a trainee, including real client work from day one;
• to gain an idea of what you can expect from a career with us;
• to gain a broad and comprehensive view of life as a patent or trade mark attorney;
• networking and social events.
Throughout your time with us, you’ll be assigned one of our current trainees who will be on hand to assist you. As the scheme forms a key part of our recruitment process, your participation and performance will be monitored throughout.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a diverse range of candidates to join us, and we welcome applicants from a breadth of disciplines. The scheme is intended for candidates planning to commence employment in summer/autumn 2023, or earlier.
Applicants will need to have, or expect to have, a minimum 2.1 result in their undergraduate level degree. For prospective trade mark attorneys there are no specific degree disciplines required; prospective patent attorneys must have a technical degree subject, typically science or engineering.
Our scheme will run from 27 June – 8 July 2022. Depending on the coronavirus circumstances, and government advice closer to the time, the scheme may run as in-person or virtual.
The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
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