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Trainee Patent Attorneys – Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or Physics

Do you want to take your science knowledge out of the lab and into the real world? Where you can play a crucial role in the protection and commercialisation of different cutting edge new technologies every day, while working alongside some of the leading scientists in their fields?

Kilburn & Strode is a leading firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys helping the most creative companies, protect the most innovative ideas, in the most competitive markets.  We have a culture built on diversity and are looking for people who share and demonstrate our values: Think creatively, Build relationships, Take responsibility, Respect others, and Excel.

We are recruiting for places on our training programme – where we will support, mentor and develop you into a world class patent attorney working on some of the most exciting new products and ideas from across the globe.

We are seeking candidates with a good, broad scientific background, a strong academic record and a graduate or postgraduate degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a closely related discipline.

  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering - We are looking for Electrical/Electronic Engineers, ideally with some experience of computing/software.
  • Computer Science - Please apply if you have a Computer Science background, ideally with some experience in AI.
  • Physics – We are looking for someone with a general Physics degree. Ideally, you’d have some knowledge of semiconductors and perhaps some computing/software though this is not essential.

Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 in their degree discipline. New graduates or those looking for an exciting career change are welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held in December 2020 for a September 2021 start.

Send your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you would be suited to a career with us to hiring@kilburnstrode.com before the closing date of Friday 23 October 2020.

Please specify which area of business you are applying for in the subject heading of your application email.

Please note that CVs should include subject(s) and grades for GCSEs, A-levels, undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees (or equivalent) as applicable.