Trainee Programme

Looking to work with the world’s most innovative companies? Apply today.

A place in our Trainee Programme for engineers gives you the opportunity to acquire the strategic and tactical knowledge essential to achieving success as a Patent Attorney/Expert in Intellectual Property (IP).

AWA was founded in 1897 and is a leading Intellectual Property Firm that offers a unique work environment with approximately 400 employees across several offices throughout Europe and Asia. We provide our clients with strategic advice and durable solutions to secure innovations and protect brands.

Our Patent Attorneys, Attorneys-at-Law and other IP Professionals are experts in IP strategy and legal services, as well as patents, trademark, design, and copyright.

We offer a focused internal training organization and pride ourselves on our comprehensive Trainee Programme for future leaders holding an engineering degree. AWA’s Trainee Programme has been operational for over 20 years.

The trainee programme is for graduate engineers, PhD graduates and younger professionals with a few years of work experience in technical disciplines, primarily within the fields of electrical engineering, computer technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering physics and industrial economics.


Our next Trainee Programme (2022/2023) will start in September 2022.

We are now accepting applications for Sweden and Norway. Please apply through our recruitment partner Academic Work by selecting the relevant location below:



Applications for Belgium will open later in May 2022. Please check this page nearer the time for application details.

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