Choosing a career is a monumental task. I remember taking the career aptitude test at school, which suggested that I should become a doctor or a vet. However, it very quickly transpired that my stomach would not cope with either of those options. 

I fell upon the career of a patent attorney following a discussion with my supervisor at university.  I was then lucky enough to gain work experience at Boult Wade Tennant, which confirmed that this was the career for me. 

Boult Wade Tennant's 2019 voluntary vacation scheme will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of life as a patent attorney. The application process is now open for undergraduates, in their penultimate or final year, and postgraduates. It also encourages applications from those who are already part of the professional world but who are seeking a change of career. Click here for further details and to apply. 

The Big Assembly taking place next week involves a live video stream featuring a panel of inspiring engineers. The Big Assembly offers insight into the wide range of careers engineering has to offer.