Trainee Patent Attorney - 2022 start date

TPA 2022
Contract Type
Graduate Opportunities, Permanent
Expiry Date
Do you want to use your STEM degree to help world-leading innovators?

Job Description

Do you want to use your STEM degree to help world-leading innovators? 

Carpmaels & Ransford has driven innovation in the IP industry for over 200 years. Known for our outstanding technical knowledge, commercial acumen and creative thinking, we advise some of the world’s best-known companies on how to protect cutting-edge technologies and the latest scientific discoveries.

We are unique in that our patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, solicitors and barristers are all members of the same firm, working seamlessly together. This ethos of collaboration informs everything we do.

Each year, we recruit a number of exceptional STEM graduates, supporting them through to qualification as a UK and European patent attorney. As a new trainee, you’ll join a practice group relevant to your subject of study. Opportunities exist within our Life Sciences (Pharma and Biotechnology), Engineering and Technology, and Chemistry and Materials practice groups. 

Alongside an industry-leading training programme, we encourage curiosity and inquisitiveness, with the opportunity to put your degree to good use from day one.

To train as a patent attorney, you must have a strong first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant technical discipline. Further information on degree requirements for the profession can be found on our careers website. Our own degree requirements may vary annually and are based on current business need. Please refer to individual job adverts for further details.  We welcome applications from individuals who have undertaken further study, including PhDs.

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

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. 

If you are seeking a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your technical background and experience, we would love to hear from you.

In accordance with our equal opportunities policy, we will provide equal opportunities to any employee or job applicant, and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly because of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, or pregnancy and maternity