Trainee Patent Attorney in London Chemistry Team

Patent- und Rechtsanw??lte Hoffmann
May 26, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type

Passion, creativity and determination are not just empty words at HOFFMANN EITLE. We share our clients' ambition and drive for success and always strive to gain an in–depth understanding of their individual issues and needs. To join us in this challenging and rewarding work, the London office of our international intellectual property law firm is looking for an entry–level professional with a university degree in chemistry and professional language skills in English.

Your Tasks

On the path to becoming a patent attorney at HOFFMANN EITLE, you can expect structured training in an international team in the innovative field of chemistry. Our experienced patent attorneys will accompany you throughout your training, offering support and guidance as you learn on the job. We are looking for a long–term, committed team member and offer excellent development opportunities for successful candidates. We also offer the opportunity to work at our Munich head office for a limited period of time (3 to 6 months) during your training. In addition to competitive remuneration, you will also receive a generous training budget.

Your Qualifications

As a Chemist
You have an outstanding university degree in chemistry (minimum 2:1) and are highly committed to staying abreast of the latest innovations in your field and to applying your expertise effectively for our clients.

As a Person
Your professional competence is combined with a passion for working as part of a team. You have an aptitude for grasping complicated ideas and the ability to analyse and accurately present a complex set of facts with eloquence. For this reason, an excellent command of both written and spoken English is essential.


Human Resources
Harmsworth House
13–15 Bouverie Street
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  • Competitive remuneration and generous training budget
  • Teamwork in a multicultural environment
  • In–depth training and the opportunity to expand your technical knowledge in innovative fields
  • Hybrid working, subject to agreement
  • Central London office location, close to Blackfriars, Waterloo, the City, and to Covent Garden
  • Private healthcare scheme, pension scheme, life assurance and critical illness cover.
Have we described your personal strengths and interests? Apply now to become part of an intellectual property law firm that values who you are as well as what you do. International diversity

Personal drive and individual strengths are highly valued at HOFFMANN EITLE. These valued individual qualities contribute to our diversity, benefitting colleagues and clients alike. Our team comprises people from over 20 different countries on all five continents, with experts from an even wider range of specialist fields. This creates a culture of open–mindedness and interdisciplinary collaboration, in which each person is individually appreciated.


A workplace is more than just a desk. Our more experienced attorneys are always on hand to provide support and guidance as well as on–the–job training to new employees.

Your job in practice

Practical experience will be at the forefront of your training. You will learn by working on real cases and will be guided and trained in the process by experienced colleagues, with the end goal of independently managing clients' cases.

"Trust, experience, team spirit – you get a lot here." Learn with the experts

Frequent awards from leading professional bodies attest to the high standards and attention to detail at HOFFMANN EITLE. At our firm, you will benefit first–hand from the expertise and experience of colleagues.

What can you expect at HOFFMANN EITLE?

We offer the security of an employer that has existed for more than 125 years, and the stability of fixed employment with a monthly salary and regular pay rises, combined with the flexibility to organise your working hours in a way that suits you.

"Here I can and should develop." What do we expect of you?

In addition to a university qualification in a relevant technical field, excellent command of the English language, ideally gained during time spent in an English–speaking country, is essential for this multifaceted training programme. Successful applicants will have a confident, easy manner, excellent understanding in their specialist field, and the ability to analyse and accurately present a complex set of facts with eloquence.