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Aspiring attorneys


You will need at least 136 UCAS points from your post-16 qualifications and to have completed at least the first year of your undergraduate degree. You need to have, or be on track for, at least a 2:1 degree. If you’re interested in becoming a patent attorney, your degree must be in a STEM subject including physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering or maths. There are no academic subject matter restrictions for those considering the trade mark attorney profession. For international students, we will expect the equivalent national qualifications.

Open day application window: March to 12 September 2024

Open day date: 19 September 2024

Event type: virtual event

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Open day

This is an annual virtual event, taking place in the Autumn. It’s open to undergraduates and graduates. It is a great way to find out more about being an IP specialist and working for a tier one firm. Not all firms are the same and the day gives you a chance to experience our friendly and inclusive culture. During the day you will meet current trainees, qualified patent and trade mark team members and partners and get an insight into what makes a great IP expert.

You will be able to get some tips about how to apply for our vacation scheme or trainee programme. The open day is relaxed and informal. Whilst you will want to make a good impression at the event, no assessments are made. Instead, this is your opportunity to find out about joining the IP profession and working at Boult.


“Excellently organised – smooth running and kept to the time throughout. Great range of speakers from different backgrounds and experiences in the qualification process. Loved the authentic insight into the culture at Boult. Presentations were well delivered, a great combo of slides and oral presentations. Excellent facilitation throughout and smoothly ran discussions in breakout rooms. The timings given to speakers were just right – no one fell under time or went over time, so it felt very smooth.

Overall, a fantastic introduction to the IP industry – in what a career looks like from both an experienced and more ‘junior’ perspective. Really fantastic advice and tips given – filling up 10 pages of notes!”

Open day attendee, 2023


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