Legal Trainee

Legal Trainee



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Legal Trainees

We are looking for several part-time trainees to join our Legal team to support the daily work of the global Legal team. The selected trainees will be working together with different Legal specialist teams depending on their interests and previous experience.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future

Depending on your trainee role, you will:

  • Assist Legal team members with their daily tasks in a wide range of legal and compliance questions;
  • Handle commercial contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property, R&D and / or compliance matters and advising business on various legal questions; and
  • Work closely with Neste’s Legal Counsels to strengthen Neste’s legal team and also in direct contact with our business and stakeholders.

The best combination to success in this role

You are motivated to learn, and enjoy working with a team for which safety, sustainability and professionalism are key elements of work.

Additionally, we see that the best combination of experiences, skills and background in this position would be:

  • Legal studies, currently at the early, mid or final stage of your studies at university
  • Previous work experience in the legal industry (in house or business law firm) demonstrating ability to carry out work independently in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Motivated, responsible and independent approach to your work
  • Previous knowledge or genuine interest in the company’s field of operation
  • Attention to detail
  • Good negotiation and communication skills; team player attitude
  • Good language skills; fluent English and Finnish, written and spoken, knowledge in any other language is considered an asset

We also value

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is appreciated (although not required for all positions): privacy matters, competition law, logistics, intellectual property law, R&D matters and / or corporate law.

For us it is important that the traineeship supports your education and is valuable for your future career. A thorough induction will be offered at the beginning of the traineeship. We will support you in your work and provide you with an opportunity to learn and to experience working in the legal function of an international company.

There will be opportunities to network and cooperate with other trainees as well as our Neste professionals. You will be able to get to know Neste as a company, and get your own voice heard. If caring, cooperation and courage are also your values, you may well be our next Legal Trainee.


Join us!
The planned time period of the traineeship is from January 2023 until the end of April 2023 on a part time basis. Please indicate if you would be interested in continuing with us during the summer 2023 (on a full-time basis).

Your salary will be determined based on the complexity of the role and the number of credits you have from your studies.

Please submit your application letter, transcript of studies/credits and CV by 3 October 2022. In the cover letter, please indicate your areas of interest in the legal field.

Please note that only applications and attachments received through the recruitment portal will be considered in the recruitment process. Note that applications sent by e-mail cannot be included in the process.

The person selected for the position must pass a health examination including a drug test. A security clearance is obtained with their consent.

Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.

Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.

We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future.


We care. We have courage. We cooperate. 

At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities.

Neste’s strategy is called ‘’Faster, Bolder and Together‘’. It reflects the understanding that there is no time to lose in combating climate change or helping to tackle the waste plastic challenge. In order to succeed, we need to act, innovate new solutions and deliver them faster and bolder than ever before – together.

In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.

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