"Each day in Academy is interactive and seminar-styled, with the day split into a morning and afternoon session; a different topic explored in each."
HLK Academy is the in-house training programme coordinated and run by the senior attorneys and Partners here at HLK. It starts from the very first week of life as a trainee with an introduction to the firm and the Academy and how it will run, followed by an introduction to the key patent systems.
The programme takes place over the first year as a trainee, with two Academy days per week from September through to Christmas, before the frequency drops to two Academy days each month at the start of the New Year. Each day in Academy is interactive and seminar-styled, with the day split into a morning and afternoon session; a different topic explored in each.
HLK Academy is brilliant because, alongside the one-to-one mentoring we receive from our respective training principals, it provides a really solid grounding in the fundamentals of the profession and lets us explore parts of our role that we have not yet come across at such an early stage in our training. Overall, it is a great resource and excellent preparation for our exams at the end of the first year and beyond, as well as the job more generally.