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  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Engineering - Other
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Sheffield, Manchester and York
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • UCAS Points: Trainee Patent Attorney – Engineering
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Mechanical engineering, materials or metallurgy discipline
  • Salary: Competitive + bonus and benefits

Have you considered a career as a Patent Attorney?

HGF is one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK and currently has an opportunity for a graduate to train and qualify as a Chartered Patent Attorney within their prestigious Engineering Group.

The Vacancy

This opportunity is based in our Sheffield/Manchester/York offices, working in a team of qualified and part-qualified Patent Attorneys in our Engineering Group. This is an intellectually demanding, rigorous profession where the work is fascinating, the profession is highly respected and the legal qualifications are lengthy and tough. HGF provides fully supported training leading to Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney qualifications.

The Patent Attorney Role

Patent Attorneys provide technical solutions and write complex patent documents which legally protect their clients’ highly valuable inventions; this requires an in-depth understanding of their technical specialism, and an equally deep knowledge of the relevant legislation which varies according to the country of registration.

Salary Package

Competitive salary, increasing significantly with qualification, plus bonus and excellent benefits, including pension and 25 days holiday.

Person requirements

The person we are seeking will:

  • have a minimum of a 2:1 in a mechanical engineering, materials or metallurgy discipline;
  • have completely fluent English with excellent written and oral communication skills and high attention to detail;
  • be socially confident and flexible in attitude and approach;
  • be able to operate in an intellectually demanding and often pressured environment;
  • be a team player.

To apply

Please click ‘Apply Now’ attaching your CV (including Highers/ A Level results) and a cover  letter explaining why you want to become a Patent Attorney. Please quote reference EngSheff.

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