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Why join us

People join Boult Wade Tennant because we have a reputation for outstanding quality of work and excellent client relationships. We are considered by legal directories, peers and clients to be a leading European IP firm.

We know it is the talent and passion of our people that make us the successful business we are today so we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best. We strive to build an environment where everyone can fulfil their career ambitions and offer role specific technical and soft training at every stage of a career.

What you will find across the teams regardless of the role or location, is that everyone is straight talking, approachable, honest and above all friendly.

We already employ people from diverse cultures and backgrounds with a wide range of experiences. Ultimately our aim is to create a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to reach their full potential and bring the very best of themselves to work. We are committed to our inclusion and diversity objectives and this means we carefully consider these issues throughout the recruitment process and beyond.

We do not accept applications from third parties such as recruitment agencies or head-hunting organisations


Experienced attorney

If you are a forward thinking professional with the skills, knowledge and expertise to complement our firm we would love to hear from you.

If you do not see a role that would suit you, please send a speculative application (covering letter and CV) to: recruitment@boult.com. Once we receive an application, we will redact personal information that is not relevant to an applicant’s candidacy, including, but not limited to: name, address, email and telephone number.


Student or trainee

Graduate scheme 

Becoming a patent or trade mark trainee is not easy but it marks the start of a career that is filled with intellectual challenge and opportunity. We are looking for people with strong technical abilities and excellent communication skills, who are ambitious and meticulous. If you are looking for a friendly working environment where you’ll be given responsibility right from the start apply for a place on our scheme.

We offer:

  • A structured programme of tuition aimed at helping you make the most of your studies
  • We pay for and support our trainees during their studies to take the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London or the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice for the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, Nottingham Trent University
  • An internal learning programme including workshops, seminars and lectures as well as peer assisted coaching
  • Competitive remuneration package

For further details, please click here.

Should you wish to apply, please send a speculative application (covering letter and CV) to: recruitment@boult.com. Once we receive an application, we will redact personal information that is not relevant to an applicant’s candidacy, including but not limited to name, address, email and telephone numbers.

 

Vacation Scheme

We run an annual voluntary vacation scheme in July. Its aim is to provide candidates the opportunity to experience the job and gain an understanding of what it is like to work at our firm. The week long scheme includes workshops, presentations, mentoring, working on real cases and taking part in a competitive oral proceeding.

Once we receive an application, we will redact personal information that is not relevant to an applicant’s candidacy, including but not limited to name, address, email and telephone numbers.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic our 2021 summer voluntary vacation scheme will take place virtually.
Participants will still partake in interactive presentations, Q&A’s, seminars, hearings and exercises from both patents and trade marks which will give you a better understanding of what a career as an IP attorney entails.

Applications are now closed for our summer 2021 scheme.


Business services

We are looking for dedicated business service professionals that can provide the best possible support, are calm under pressure and have a flexible approach.

Business functions including:

  • Business Development and Marketing
  • European Patents Validations Group
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Facilities
  • IT
  • Paralegals
  • Records and Renewals
  • Secretarial

If you do not see a role that would suit you, please send a speculative application (covering letter and CV) to:recruitmentbusinessservices@boult.com. Once we receive an application, we will redact personal information that is not relevant to an applicant’s candidacy, including but not limited to name, address, email and telephone numbers.


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