Associate Trainees

Associate Trainees



Viimeinen hakupäivä


Työsuhteen tyyppi


Työsuhteen kesto



3300 €/month + lunch benefit

Yrityksen osoite

Mannerheimintie 8, 00100 Helsinki


Päivi Ritatörmä


+358 9 622 6670


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Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd

With 31 offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America, Bird & Bird is a truly international law firm. Our lawyers work in an array of practice areas to help our clients achieve their commercial goals. We employ more than 2900 professionals worldwide, more than 100 of them in Finland.

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The opportunity

​​​Are you close to the final stages of your law studies and looking to start a traineeship in August 2024 or November 2024? With us you can experience a traineeship where you will first work across multiple practice groups and later specialise in one or two. Apply for our Associate Trainee programme and spread your wings with Bird & Bird!

The firm

Bird & Bird opens up a world of possible for aspiring trainees. Join us and you will be part of a leading, international law firm, working on formative matters for household name brands, while being trusted, supported and respected for your contribution – even when you’re just starting out.

What you’ll do

Our Associate Trainee programmes consist of an intensive 5-6-month period. As a full-time Associate Trainee, you will assist the firm’s lawyers in diverse and challenging assignments. Your duties will include work similar to what our newly graduated lawyers do, for example drafting legal documentation and collecting information regarding a wide variety of issues. With our deep legal and industry-focused knowledge and inclusive culture, this programme offers you a great opportunity to test your wings in practicing business law.

Try before you decide

Choosing your specialty, your very own field of expertise, is an important choice. Here at Bird & Bird our Associate Trainee programme starts with a 3-month general period, during which you can work in all our practice groups. You’ll get hands-on experience in different areas of business law and time to explore everything an attorney’s office has to offer.

At a later stage of your traineeship, you will be given an opportunity to work more closely with one or two practice groups. You will be supported by your trainee colleagues and an assigned lawyer tutor throughout your traineeship.

About you

Apply, if you are ambitious, enthusiastic and burn for learning more in great collaboration with your team! For you to get the best out of your traineeship with us, you should be close to finalising your law studies (with approximately 200 credits by the start of the programme), have eagerness to learn and genuine interest in business law. Due to the nature of the assignments, we require fluency in both Finnish and English. In this round, you can apply for traineeships starting in August 2024 (5.8.2024-31.1.2025) and November 2024 (4.11.2024 -2.5.2025).

You will get to work with great colleagues in a flexible working environment. You will work in an international and diverse surrounding where everyone is appreciated as they are – we like to see you being you. Our culture of approachability fosters a supportive and professional working environment. During your time with us, we’re committed to your growth and invite you to actively participate in our internal professional development trainings and social events. Our employment benefits promote your well-being. Monthly salary for this traineeship is 3.300€ plus lunch benefit.

Interested in joining us?

If this sounds like you, please apply here by 3 March 2024. Please specify in your application which of the periods you are interested in (the programme starting in August and/or November 2024) and attach your CV and application (in English) as well as your transcript of university studies. In your application, we hope to learn who you are and hear about your interest in business law and especially in working for an international law firm.

We will start reviewing applications already during the application period. We will meet candidates mid-March via Teams and aim to close the recruitment by the end of March. We might also use a short capability test as part of the recruitment process. For further information, please contact HR Specialist Päivi Ritatörmä: paivi.ritatorma[at], tel. +358 9 622 6670.


Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on organizations being changed by or creating technology and the digital world. We combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking to help our clients achieve their commercial goals. We have over 1800 lawyers in 32 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America and a strong presence in the Nordics.

Bird & Bird is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We know an inclusive culture makes us more innovative and agile. We’re committed to treating everyone with kindness and respect, to creating an environment where everyone feels empowered and supported to succeed.

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