With 29 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.

As an employer, we promote a supportive working environment where we want to see you being you. We also take pride of our culture of approachability – both with employees and clients. Our lawyers have the rare opportunity to enjoy the benefits of an international firm, such as our Nordic Professional Development Programme, international congresses and ‘twinnings’ to our other offices internationally.

Our deep legal and industry-focused knowledge, international reach and inclusive culture make us a great place for your legal career to thrive. To learn more about us, please visit our Career site.

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Our trainee programmes

Junior Trainee

Our Junior Trainee programme is designed for students who are at the early stage of their law studies. As a Junior Trainee you can easily combine your work and studies by working part-time approximately 2 days per week. Together with your Junior Trainee colleagues, you will assist Bird & Bird lawyers, business service staff and Trainees. Your main duties will include diverse office work. Our Junior Trainee programme is a great opportunity for you to get a front row seat to the everyday life at one of the leading law firms in Finland and to gain treasured work experience alongside your studies.

Knowledge Management Trainee

As a Knowledge Management Trainee you will support our lawyers by carrying out a wide variety of legal information retrievals from domestic and international sources as well as taking care of our library and other varying information management tasks. KM Trainees work part time, usually two to three days a week.

Associate Trainee

The Trainee programme consists of 5-6 intensive months during which you will work as a full-time Trainee. The purpose of the programme is to give you an overview of Bird & Bird as well as offer you an opportunity to try your ‘birdie’ wings in practising commercial business law. You will work for various practice groups assisting the firm’s lawyers in diverse and challenging assignments. As we think it is important for you to start looking for your future field of specialisation in commercial business law, we also aim to give you an opportunity to work more closely with one of our practice groups at the later stage of your traineeship. Your duties will include similar work as our newly graduated lawyers do, for example, drafting legal documentation and collecting information regarding a wide variety of issues. You will be supported by your Trainee colleagues and an assigned personal tutor, who will guide you through your entire traineeship.

Thesis Trainee

As a Thesis Trainee you will have the firm’s extensive knowledge services as well as support from our experts across all jurisdictions at your fingertips. You will spend 2-4 months with us, focusing solely in the writing process with the support of your tutor. Nominated tutor is an experienced senior lawyer, who will guide you through the writing process. Your thesis can be either local or international – with us only the sky is the limit. During the traineeship you are welcome to participate in our trainings as well as our social events and become a full member of the twobirds-family! Thesis Trainee will also be payed compensation. We welcome applications all year round. Please note, that we expect you to be in the project phase of your studies and your Thesis topic should relate to our expertise areas of business law.

Our career opportunities

Early Careers

We can offer you an exciting position as a junior lawyer, an opportunity that will kick start your career at the practice of an international law firm. You will gain practical and relevant business experience specialising in one of our practice areas and building up a professional and social network.

As an associate, you have many opportunities to develop your skills. Our deep industry knowledge, international reach and outstanding client service make us a great place for your legal career to thrive. As an associate you will work in an international and diverse surrounding, where different people and skills are valued. With us, you will also have the rare opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a truly international law firm, such as international retreats, our Nordic and Global Professional Development Programmes and secondments to our other international offices.

Experienced lawyers

Looking to broaden your horizons? We use our sector understanding and legal expertise to unlock the issues and we take a commercial approach when applying the law. We roll up our sleeves and get on board .

If that sounds like you and you have experience of working within a commercial law firm, why not join us?

Our lawyers get to work with a diverse range of clients, on some great work. We support ambition and collaboration and career development. It’s fast-paced and can be demanding but because we work as one firm across our international network, we never lose sight of the bigger picture. And that includes shaping a work life balance so you can deliver at your best.
One firm. Your firm.

Business Services

Our business service units are an essential factor in our success and developing the frameworks that underpin our legal practice. They form an essential part of the holistic support of our clients and our own teams. As a global firm, we are united by different personalities and cultures. We love what we do and offer our clients and employees a holistic and excellent service.

If you consider yourself a curious, creative and innovative type, with a sharp eye for detail and a passion for what you do, you will go far.

We employee following business services professionals:

  • Assistants / Legal PAs
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • IT
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Reception & customer service

 

Basic information

Revenue over 19 MEUR (Finland), over 430 MEUR (globally)

Amount of personnel approximately 100 in Finland

We employ students to work in Helsinki

We offer the full remit of legal expertise. We’re involved in a broad range of sectors, from Aerospace, Defence & Security, Automotive, Aviation, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Media, Entertainment and Sport, Retail and Consumer and Technology & Communications.

 

Candidates

What kind of experience do you expect from the candidates?

We value motivated candidates with good social and co-operation skills and eagerness to learn. Proactive attitude and braveness to fly.

Required or favoured languages

We expect good command in Finnish and English. Other language skills we consider as a plus.

What kind of value do you put on grades?

We value engaged employees who burn for learning more and always seek to do their best.

Recruitment

We recruit 20 students on an annual basis.

We recruit 5-10 legal professionals on an annual basis.

We arrange 1-2 interview rounds depending on the position.

We accept open applications at https://twobirds.attract.reachmee.com/jobs

 

Employment

Students are employed for fixed-term.

Monimuotoinen asiantuntijuus

Nykymuotoinen asiantuntijatyö vaatii osaamisen laajentamista myös oikeudellisen maailman ulkopuolelle. Juristin onkin hanskattava konteksti, jossa hän harjoittaa juristin ammattiaan. Työssä korostuvat myös vuorovaikutus ja työelämätaidot, kuten oman työn johtaminen. Millainen se juristin muotti sitten oikein on vai onko sellaista?

The following has been said by our Trainees

”At Bird & Bird, I have had the opportunity to work closely with many interesting projects already as a Trainee. The great thing is, you are given challenge and responsibility if you are willing to take it. At the same time, you get to work in a wonderful and encouraging team in which ideas may be easily exchanged.”

”Lovely colleagues, diverse and challenging work tasks as well as effective feedback and guidance made the traineeship at Bird & Bird an instructive and above all a pleasant experience!”

“The traineeship gave me outstanding ability to work as a lawyer after graduating. I learned a lot from the broad field of practice of advocacy, working on engaging and significant national and international assignments. International assignments developed my language skills and my ability to collaborate with international colleagues and clients.”

Contact us

Maija Fast

HR Manager

Mob +358 50 475 5080 Tel +358 9 622 6670

maija.fast@twobirds.com

Päivi Ritatörmä

HR Specialist, Trainee Recruitments

Mob +358 45 673 7337 Tel +358 9 622 6670

paivi.ritatorma@twobirds.com

Anna Korsoff

HR Coordinator

Mob +358 40 503 2539 Tel +358 9 622 6670

anna.korsoff@twobirds.com

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