Intellectual property careers are more varied than you may think
We’re not just looking for patent and trade mark attorneys. Our business support teams are vital to the smooth running of the business and to our success.
We look for talented people, with or without experience, who want roles that will stretch and develop their skills and experience.
The support teams and the roles that we offer within them are varied. All of our business support teams are vital to GJE’s success, and we support all members of the firm with their professional development. This may include supporting you with relevant training for your career progression or ensuring that you are supported through additional qualifications that will ensure you can continue to grow throughout your time at GJE.
We look for talented, bright individuals who are engaged with what we do and who want to succeed within their roles. The firm offers a supportive and collaborative culture where we hope you will grow as an individual within your role and enjoy working with your wider team.
We have a social committee that is always working hard to put great events together so that you can get to know people within other teams and have some fun. Over the years, this has included the yearly GJE pub quiz, the summer party, the Christmas party, and some ad-hoc events like flower arranging and even abseiling down the Broadgate Tower!
Frequently asked questions
Do you advertise all vacancies on your website?
Yes, all vacant positions are advertised on our website, along with the closing dates for application.
Where do the interviews take place?
If you are comfortable travelling to the London office and are able to do so, we would love to meet you in person. There is no expectation that you should come to the London office and we are fully set up to conduct interviews remotely. Our aim is to be flexible and for our candidates to be as comfortable as possible during these unprecedented times whilst interviewing with us.
How do I apply?
When you have identified a job that you are interested in, click “read more” on the vacancy. This will take you through to a job description in our recruitment portal. At the bottom of the page click “apply now” and the rest should be self-explanatory. You will need to upload your current CV and a covering letter.
Will there be any tests involved?
Some support roles will include a test on the day of your interview and if this is relevant to the role you have applied for, we will let you know in advance. Tests are always tailored to the role you are applying for and do not require any advance preparation. Let us know in advance if you have any requirements that may require adjustments to be made for you to sit the test or to attend the interview.
Do I need any specific qualifications?
If any specific qualifications are required, these will be listed on the person specification on the vacancy advert.
What training will I receive?
GJE is committed to the continued training and development of all employees. You will begin with a tailored induction programme to help you get to grips with your role and how things work at GJE. We offer ad-hoc internal and external courses and workshops and encourage many of our support staff to study for the CIPA & ITMA administration qualifications.
I can’t see a role that suits my experience, can I apply speculatively?
Our current vacancies are advertised on our website and you opt to be notified of new vacancies by creating an account in our recruitment portal. To do this, click “read more” on any advertised vacancy on our website. This will take you to our recruitment portal where you will be able to create an account.
What progression opportunities are there?
There are plenty of progression opportunities, both to move up within teams and across to others. So progression varies according to the role and the team that you join, as well as what interests you and how ambitious you are.
What are the stages of the application process?
After submitting your CV and covering letter on our careers portal, you will receive an email to acknowledge receipt from our HR team. Your CV will be reviewed by the line manager and the HR team and if successful, you will be invited for a face to face interview.
Do you have mental health first aiders?
The short answer is yes. Your wellbeing is important to us and as such we have a variety of initiatives in place for all our employees covering the four key wellbeing areas: physical, mental, financial and social. In addition to mental health first aiders, our initiatives include wellness actions plans and confidential advice and counselling.