Professional Development

We work in a knowledge-intensive industry where our aim is to be Europe’s number one name in IP consulting. This puts intense pressure on our IP attorneys always to be in possession of the relevant information and the right skills for their assignments. So, as an AWA employee, you have the opportunity to spend several days a year developing your personal and professional skills.


We give priority to professional development at AWA. That’s why we have access to our own internal training organisation, Training, that works full-time with issues related to training and education. It’s an organisation that we dare say is unique within the industry.

The task of Training is to offer new recruits and experienced IP attorneys alike the best continuing professional development programmes in the business – to ensure that AWA continues to attract and retain the most talented individuals in the market.

Training Curriculum Examples

  • Trainee programme for newly recruited patent attorneys
  • Preparatory studies ahead of the EQE, European Qualifying Examination