Graduates

We are proud of our Graduate Training and Development programme. Graduate recruits, designated as Technical Assistants, receive the best possible grounding in the understanding and application of Intellectual Property (IP) Law.

Training at Mathys & Squire begins at day one and continues throughout our graduates’ professional careers. Technical Assistants work under the close supervision of a Senior Associate and/or a Partner, who will oversee their work and provide constructive feedback on how to improve it.

All trainees have access to relevant learning materials, and are sent on the Queen Mary certificate of Intellectual Property Law course approximately a year after starting. The course is 4 months long and gives an insight into all aspects of IP law. It also exempts our trainees from the UK Foundation Exams, and is a great way to meet professionals from other firms.

After the Queen Mary course, we run a series of in-house tutorials helping our graduates prepare for the UK Finals Exams and the European Qualifying Examinations (EQEs). Trainees are also sent on the Queen Mary EQE course in preparation for these exams.

In addition, we hold monthly practice-group meetings, where we update each other on the latest case law developments in our practice areas. A series of introductory lectures (approx. 20) are also organised by the Informals (a large number of Mathys & Squire trainees are actively involved) which many first year trainees find useful. The firm has a generous budget to support your studies through the attendance of various webinars and lectures as desired.

Our recruits are provided with challenging work and a high quality of supervision to stimulate their development. However, work is carried out in an informal and sociable environment and there are plenty of opportunities to take part in recreational and social events with peers and other colleagues at the firm.

We are now accepting applications for graduate roles in our IT&E, Chemistry and BioTech groups starting in Summer/Autumn 2018 although some roles could start sooner depending on your availability.

 

Open Day 

On Tuesday 10th April 2018 we are repeating our very successful recent Open Day at our London offices in the Shard. We hope this will offer an insight into everyday life at the firm and enable attendees to find out more about the graduate training we offer. There will also be opportunities to meet and learn from more senior attorneys who have had a range of experiences across the profession including working in-house and overseas.

A short welcome to the firm from one of our partners will kick off the day followed by meeting trainees at a ‘speed dating’ session, a presentation on ‘a day in the life of a patent attorney’ and a chance to draft your own patent. Lunch and a tour of the office will be followed by further sessions in the afternoon including the opportunity to meet members of our HR team who will offer guidance on applications and interviews.

We will finish the day with some well-deserved drinks and networking with more of our partners and staff.

If you are keen on having an insight into Mathys & Squire and would like to apply for our Open Day, please send your cover letter and CV with details of your A level (or equivalent) results and full degree breakdown to Emily Wootton at opendays@mathys-squire.com