Trainee

Home > Trainee


What makes this firm unique?

Beyond clients’ expectations – We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals by providing strategic advice and support that goes beyond their expectations.

Investing in you – To go beyond clients’ expectations we recruit the best people. Developing and retaining the best attorneys is one of the cornerstones on which our reputation for quality is built.

A friendly team – We believe in collaboration, collegiality and teamwork. Our attorneys are flexible and creative; open and approachable. They have the willingness and drive to embrace new experiences and challenges.

Ambition – Our aim is to be regarded as a leading European patent and trade mark firm. We want to recruit individuals that share this ambition.

Diversity – We are proud of our firm and value the diversity of the people and cultures within it. We are a true meritocracy where talent is nurtured and thrives.

Community – Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy focuses on taking a sustainable approach to our activities and initiatives so that we achieve long term and credible outcomes. Managing our environmental impact is at the heart of this along with our pro bono work.

Thinking ahead – Being a tier one firm means we have to constantly challenge the way we do things. We can’t sit still, comfortable in the knowledge that we have a reputation for excellence. We need to keep ahead of our competitors and review our processes and service constantly.

Why did I join Boult Wade Tennant?

“What first attracted me was its reputation as being a leading and long-standing firm. Being a top tier firm gave me the impression that I would be joining a trainee programme where I would be well looked after, supported and pushed to achieve the best that I could possibly be.”

Timothy Greenwood

“The interview process was really relaxed and the interviewers seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. The application process gave me a positive impression of the firm and everyone I met was helpful, friendly and engaging.”

Charlotte Martin

“Languages – the firm supports us in learning new languages and for me that was particularly appealing as I was already proficient in German and wanted to continue learning.”

Jay Janusz

“Boult Wade Tennant is one of the largest patent and trade mark firms in Europe so their trade mark team is noticeably bigger than other firms.”

Jessica Guest Trade Mark Assistant

“The firm is genuinely friendly and they are accommodating and understanding about personal circumstances making me feel like I counted and I wasn’t just a number.”

staff placeholder graphic

“They promise to give you real work from the start and they deliver. It is exciting to work with such a variety of inventions and clients from all over the world. No day is ever the same.”

Jordon Waters Patent Assistant

Who are we?

At Boult Wade Tennant, our attorneys aren’t simply another patent or trade mark adviser. Our attorneys are commercially-minded, enthusiastic, motivated team players who are approachable and down-to-earth – and one more thing, they are great at what they do.

Our patents (life science, chemical, engineering and high tech) and trade mark teams are recognised as some of the best in Europe. We have been consistently named a top tier firm in all legal directories, including: Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, MIP Stars, IAM 1000 and WTR 100 since we began the submission process in 2007. We believe the directories provide evidence of our high quality, pragmatic and commercially focused advice:

“They are a very bright, thoughtful bunch and are easy to work with. Their advice is timely, comprehensive, commercial and very sound.” Chambers and Partners

Boult Wade Tennant has “unparalleled professionalism in UK and European IP matters” with “fast response times”, “clear and concise advice”, and “a team of individuals with valuable expertise in various areas of technology”. Legal 500

“Boult Wade Tennant is ‘extraordinarily good and helpful’ according to one client and ‘exceptionally impressive and pragmatic’ according to another.” Managing Intellectual Property


A European award-winning patent and trade mark firm delivering world-class advice to enhance the commercial value of intellectual property rights globally.