We are currently looking for associate trainees for the spring and summer of 2021. This position would suit someone who is in the final years of their studies, wishes to gain experience of working in an international environment, and is eager to put their skills into practice.
“The strongest inspiration for me during my traineeship has been the people of Hannes Snellman. I consider the firm a close-knit team of supportive and dedicated individuals. The level of responsibility you get as an associate trainee makes for a steep learning curve, but the support and training on hand means that people are always willing to help out.”
- Spring 2020 Associate Trainee -
Job Description and Responsibilities
You will be working full time as part of one of our business area groups (Competition & Procurement, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Finance, IP & Technology, M&A, Real Estate, or Tax) alongside experienced lawyers and legal assistants for a fixed period of four months. As an associate trainee, you will experience what it would be like to work as a newly qualified associate lawyer at Hannes Snellman, as the work descriptions of the two are quite similar. Your duties will include:
- carrying out research
- gathering information
- drafting, commenting, and reviewing legal documents
- doing translations
- dealing with authorities
- writing news, case summaries, and blog posts
Skills and Requirements
As this is a trainee position, we do not expect you to know everything, but to ensure that you will be able to succeed in your duties, we do require:
- at least 150 study credits before applying
- genuine interest in business law
- fluency in Finnish and English
- attention to detail
- ability to take initiative
- good interpersonal skills
Most of all, we value positive attitude and willingness to learn.
What Is in It For You?
At Hannes Snellman, we cherish a sense of community and we will do our best to make you feel part of the team from day one. On your first day, you will be assigned a tutor who will support you throughout your traineeship, and before diving into your duties, you will participate in a comprehensive orientation. Our trainees also have the chance to get together in a more informal setting when we organise traditional trainee evenings or other fun events. As we are determined to maximise your learning experience as a trainee, you will receive regular feedback and have the opportunity to attend our Hannes Academy lectures and mentoring breakfasts on a variety of topics. We also offer you good benefits (lunch and recreation benefit and a ticket for public transport) and a competitive salary.
We also have a very special traineeship available, as one or more of our associate trainees will get to go on a one-month internship to Nordea after their traineeship with us. The internship at Nordea will offer an excellent opportunity to see what it is like to work as an in-house lawyer in the biggest bank of the Nordic countries.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, please submit your application, CV, matriculation examination diploma, and an up-to-date transcript of your studies by 23 September 2020 at the latest. Please note that we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis throughout the application period, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
Remember to write your application and CV in English and to include your preferred practice group (Competition & Procurement, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Finance, IP & Technology, M&A, Real Estate, or Tax) in your application. If you wish to continue your traineeship at Nordea, please make sure to mention this in your application as well.
Should you have any questions regarding the post or the application process, please contact Sara Saukkonen either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+358 9 2288 4445).
To learn more about Hannes Snellman, please visit our Careers site.