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, both in work and outside of it. The wide range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm are just one of the ways in which we encourage team-work and a healthy work/life balance.
Each year, we recruit a number of high calibre 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 STEM degree in a relevant technical discipline. Further information on degree requirements can be found on our careers website. We are especially keen to hear from applicants who have studied electrical and/or electronic engineering, general engineering, materials science, bioinformatics and computational biology. We encourage applications from individuals who have undertaken further study, including PhDs.
You will be working towards, or have obtained, an excellent first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) complemented by strong A Levels (typically 3 at grade A or equivalent) and a passion for science and technology. With an excellent command of both written and spoken English and a meticulous eye for detail, you enjoy analysing and conceptualising complex matters, with a passion and aptitude for problem solving.
If you are seeking a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your technical background and experience, we would love to hear from you.