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Employees: 251 to 500

We are a leading European intellectual property firm, acting for many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies.

Why Carpmaels & Ransford?

Are you looking for a career that allows you to apply the technical knowledge gained from your STEM degree in a legal and commercial environment? If so, a career in intellectual property law may be for you.

We are a leading European intellectual property law firm. Through our passionate and award-winning team of life scientists, engineers and regulatory experts, we advise some of the world’s leading healthcare companies.

We were awarded Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year at the 2023 Managing IP EMEA Awards and were also awarded Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and Impact Case of the Year at the 2022 Awards. We are consistently ranked as a top-tier firm by industry directories.

Each year, we recruit a number of exceptional STEM graduates, supporting them through to qualification as a UK and European patent attorney. As a new trainee, you’ll join a practice group relevant to your subject of study. Opportunities exist within our Chemistry, Biotechnology and Engineering & Tech practice groups.

This is a fantastic opportunity put your degree to good use in a rewarding and intellectually stimulating profession. With a renowned training programme, we offer exceptional support for obtaining professional qualifications and beyond.

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Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your interest in a career within IP. If successful following the completion of our brief online application form and submission of your CV, you will be asked to complete a short, pre-recorded video interview.

We review applications on a rolling basis prior to our closing date. Please do not worry if you don't hear from us straight away. We consider all applications closely and will be in touch either before or after the closing date.

Successful candidates will be invited to a two-stage interview process. Please see individual practice group adverts for specific timeline information. All offers will be made prior to Christmas 2023.

Please note that we may make offers prior to our closing date and encourage early applications.

Culture and values

We are proud of our inclusive culture where individual differences are celebrated, and we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and job applicants. We do not tolerate discrimination either directly or indirectly on the basis of race, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, pregnancy and maternity, socio economic background or any characteristic protected by law. Our approach is embodied in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, as well as our diversity and inclusion programmes

We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Diversity of thought is vital to our business; it’s how we approach challenges differently and offer our clients creative and original solutions. Through our work with organisations such as IP Inclusive, Stonewall and Business in the Community via the Race at Work Charter, we are putting the right steps in place to make sure that all our people feel supported and empowered to be themselves Further information on our commitment to diversity and inclusion is available on our website.

A healthy work/life balance is very important to us and we run regular wellbeing events in addition to the large number of clubs and social activities that are available to everyone at the firm. We are also enthusiastic supporters of our local community through partnerships with the Social Mobility Foundation and Holborn Community Association.


  • Company pension
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Flexible/hybrid working
  • Gym membership/subsidy
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Season ticket loan
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Income protection
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Holiday bonus

Your Career at Carpmaels & Ransford

Find your purpose with a career where you can use your STEM experience to help world-leading innovators.


Industry recognition

Industry recognition

Top ranked by: Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Managing IP, JUVE Patent, IAM Patent

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