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Trainee Patent Attorney – Engineering & Tech

Electronics/Electrical Engineering - 2022 Start date.

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Accepting: Computer Science/Electronics/Electrical Engineering/Software Engineering disciplines.

Our industry-leading Engineering & Technology practice group are offering successful candidates the opportunity to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney. The team represents some of the world’s leading companies in a variety of engineering fields, ranging from surgical devices to lasers, from semiconductors to AI and from FinTech to drug delivery systems.

Our clients include Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, Barclays and Micron.

Carpmaels & Ransford: Career Insights

Are you eager to use your knowledge of science or technology outside the world of academia and the lab? Intellectual Property law demands the application of scientific and technical knowledge in a commercial environment, providing a diverse and challenging, yet intellectually stimulating and rewarding career.

This is a fantastic opportunity to begin a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your technical background and experience.

With a top-rated training programme we offer exceptional training and support for obtaining UK and EQE qualifications and beyond. Our ethos of collaboration informs everything we do, both in work and outside of it. The wide range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm are just some of the ways in which we encourage team-work and a healthy work/life balance.

We're looking for exceptional candidates who possess a strong first degree (attained or on track to receive a minimum 2:1 or equivalent) or PhD in the following areas:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • General engineering (with a substantial electrical or electronics focus)
  • Computer science
  • Software engineering

Your degree will be complemented by strong A Levels (typically 3 at grade A or equivalent).

We are proud to be using Rare Recruitment's Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) which allows us to consider your achievements in the context in which they were gained. We understand that not every candidate’s achievements look the same on paper – and we want to recruit the best people, from every background. 

In addition to your technical skills, you demonstrate a natural curiosity and inquisitiveness, with a flair for writing and a meticulous eye for detail. Having an excellent command of both written and spoken English, you enjoy analysing and conceptualising complex matters, with a passion and aptitude for problem solving. With strong time management and organisation skills, you are a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing.

Our recruitment process is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your interest in a career within IP. If successful following the completion of our brief online application form and submission of your CV, you will be asked to complete a short pre-recorded video interview. 

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend a two-stage interview process, where you will meet a number of representatives from the firm. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis and we encourage early applications.

Benefits 

At Carpmaels & Ransford we understand the need to reward your hard work and investment in the firm and our clients. Therefore, we provide excellent benefits:

  • Market leading salary
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Holiday bonus & Holiday buy scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous family-friendly policies

We are proud of our inclusive culture where individual differences are celebrated, and we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and job applicants. We do not tolerate discrimination either directly or indirectly on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, pregnancy and maternity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Our approach is embodied in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, as well as our diversity and inclusion programmes.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Software

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