There is no formal deadline for applications. Vacancies are filled on a first come first served basis, therefore early application is suggested.
Our guide is intended to give you an idea of what it is like to work as a Patent or Trade Mark Attorney at Mewburn Ellis. We have tried to give a feel for what the day-to-day work involves – including both the good bits and the bad bits! We are sure you would prefer the real picture before you invest your time and energy in applying for a career in which you will probably spend many years. Read further and you will realise that this is both a stimulating and rewarding profession, ideally suiting someone with an active mind and a desire to develop new skills.
We are now accepting applications from candidates for trainee patent attorney and trade mark attorney positions to start work in 2018. The vacancies are as follows:
Candidates wishing to apply for any of the above vacancies should apply by email to email@example.com with the following attachments:
If you have difficulties with the form or have questions about your application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since we prefer to use e-mail to arrange interviews, please send your application email from the address to which you would like us to reply.
To accompany the form we require the following pieces of written work:
For applications for trainee patent attorney vacancies
For applications for trainee trade mark attorney vacancies:
Those who are invited for interview are given the opportunity to discuss their CV, and scientific achievements where appropriate, as well as to ask their own questions about the job. They are also asked to do some more oral and written descriptive exercises. A second interview is held for candidates who are put forward from the first round.
Offers of training places are sent out as soon as suitable candidates emerge. As the number of training places is limited, application forms should ideally be submitted between November and Easter. However, we will consider applications outside the normal recruitment season, but this is dependent on the availability of training places.
Each year, new trainees generally start work in late September. The first week is taken up with an induction course, which we hope helps a new trainee to acclimatise to the Mewburn Ellis working environment.
Once you have completed your application, please use the checklist below to ensure that you understand what will be required of you, and have prepared all the work we need to be able to give you the best possible chance of success in applying to us.
Please be aware that we do receive a large number of applications, to all of which we give our full consideration. Be assured that we will respond as soon as we can but, particularly at peak recruitment times, this may take at least a month.
Inside Careers – is a comprehensive source of information available to students interested in a career as a patent attorney in the UK.