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31 Aug 2017

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Engineering - Other, Physics
  • Start Date: June 2018
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Oxford
  • UCAS Points (Old Tariff): 340
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Salary: Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Application Details: Please submit your CV and cover letter via our online recruitment portal.

We currently have an immediate opportunity for a graduate or postgraduate to join our thriving Oxford office engineering team.

What are we looking for?

  • Academic capability – you have achieved a 2.i degree result or above in any Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science field; however we have a particular preference for Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Telecoms
  • The ability to analyse and interpret complex technical matters, along with the command of written and spoken language to explain them clearly
  • A fundamental sense of commerciality – we are not only looking for technical excellence, but also for the potential to adeptly and perceptively help our clients achieve their goals
  • Strong organisational skills, excellent attention to detail and good interpersonal skills

What we offer

  • A highly competitive salary and benefits package
  • A relaxed and friendly working environment
  • A varied diet of work, originating from blue chip engineering companies to exciting electronics start-ups. You can find more information on a selection of our clients from our website.   Although you will be assigned to one Supervising Partner to provide you with day-to-day guidance, you will also typically work with a number of Partners and Associates so that your caseload covers a broad range of different legal and technical areas
  • The opportunity to become a key part of our clients’ strategic planning
  • Exceptional quality of training and support to help you qualify as a Chartered and European patent attorney
  • A genuine interest in the fulfilment of your career as a patent attorney with us. As a market-leading firm, we will not only help you to enhance your technical ability, but also your commercial judgement and business development skills

About Dehns

We are one of the largest patent and trade mark private practices with office presence across the UK and in Munich. The Firm has a strong “family feel” and can attribute much of its success to the internal support and training provided, along with the organic growth of our client base.

The Firm’s Engineering, Physical Sciences & Electronics department currently comprises:

  • 15 Partners;
  • 2 Consultants;
  • 17 Associates;
  • 28 Technical Assistants.
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