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Deadline

31 Jul 2017

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism:
  • Start Date: September 2017
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Cambridge
  • UCAS Points Required: 360 plus
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team of professionals in our Cambridge office. We are looking for a candidate with an excellent academic background for our Electronics and Engineering Department who wish to train towards sitting the qualifying exams to become a Chartered and European Patent Attorney.

We expect our trainees to have a minimum of 360 UCAS points and a 2.1 degree. You will also need to be articulate in both written and verbal forms as you will need to communicate technical concepts clearly and concisely. Other skills that are needed include analytical skills, commercial awareness and the ability and confidence to talk to clients and other professionals who may or may not share your technical background.

You must demonstrate an interest in law have proven analytical abilities and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Attracting the brightest and best graduates is fundamental to our success. Our focus is on ensuring our clients receive the highest level of service possible and that the advice they are given is pragmatic and commercial and works for them and their businesses.

To do this we must first of all recruit the right people. We’re looking for people who are at the top of their game academically, but who are also able to bring a broader view to the workplace. Original thinkers with the ability to work within a team will flourish at Venner Shipley.

In return, we will offer you a supportive environment where you will receive the training and the encouragement required to develop your career. We believe that the culture of our firm is, overall, one of learning; everyone from trainees to partners is encouraged and expected to continue learning throughout their careers. Our collegiate and open approach coupled with the personalities that we employ fosters this progressive culture.

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