Graduate FAQs

Do I need to have work experience?

While it is great if you can demonstrate experience in a position of responsibility (paid or voluntary), work experience is not essential. But we do want to see how you have made good use of your time, so if you haven’t worked, let us know what else you’ve been involved with outside of your studies.

When and where will the interviews take place?

Due to the current global situation the first round interview will take place remotely. We understand that you might want to see where you will be working and if you progress to a second round interview this can be conducted in our London office (Broadgate Tower) as the office is fully Covid secure. However this will only be on the basis that you are comfortable travelling to the London office. 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 as flexible as possible and for our candidates to be as comfortable as possible during these unprecedented times whilst interviewing with us. We interview on an ongoing basis, depending on candidate and team availability and cover reasonable travel expenses (public transport).

I don’t see a position in my field, can I apply speculatively?

We would be delighted to hear from you. Please follow the instructions on sending your speculative application on our careers page.

I already have a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, will I need to do it again?

No, providing you are exempt from the PEB Foundation Examinations.

Which team will I join?

Depending on your degree specialism, you will join one of our two patent practice groups- either Chemistry and Life Sciences or IT and Engineering. Find out more about our Practice Groups.