Trainee Patent Attorney – Engineering, Newcastle


Job Ref: EngNew17

Job Type: Trainee

Locations: Newcastle

Sectors: Patents, Engineering

Have you considered a career as a Patent Attorney?

HGF is one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK.  We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join as a Trainee, qualify and develop a career as a Patent Attorney within HGF's prestigious Engineering Group. 

The Vacancy

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a positive and hard working attitude to join our Newcastle office. 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, 25 days holiday and holiday purchase scheme.

Person requirements

The person we are seeking will:

have a minimum of a 2:1 in a mechanical engineering, physics, 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.

About HGF

HGF is one of the largest specialist intellectual property (IP) firms in the UK. It is a thriving firm with an outstanding reputation for quality of service and initiative in meeting client needs. HGF believes it achieves this by attracting and retaining the best people.

With 10 offices across England and Scotland and 3 offices in mainland Europe, HGF’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys provide specialist technical and legal advice to blue chip organisations and small to medium businesses across the world.  Many of their clients are household names and the work HGF do allows their clients to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding. 

HGF has an open and non-hierarchical structure, and actively encourages trainees to become involved in client interaction from an early stage. Find out more about what it is like to begin a career as a trainee Patent Attorney at HGF by visiting the Inside Careers trainee profile for HGF on their website

To apply

Please email your CV (including the subjects and results of Highers/A Levels or equivalent) with a letter explaining why you want to become a Patent Attorney to providing reference EngNew17

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