Share our vision, shape your future

DLA Piper is a global law firm with offices in over 40 countries. In the Nordic countries, we have over 450 lawyers working across five locations – Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Oslo. Supporting professional growth is one of our cornerstones. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals, in an environment that is challenging, rewarding and, we believe, truly different from our competitors.

As a firm, we never stand still. We are ambitious and never afraid to innovate. Our people are the heart of our firm. Our culture derives from our corporate values and our distinctive personalities. We redefine the possible.

Are you up for the challenge? If yes, there could be a bright future for you at DLA Piper.

Trainee Program
Junior Trainee
  • A great opportunity to become familiar with the wide range of work tasks of legal work.
  • This trainee program is intended for students in early stage of their studies, from first-year onward.
  • Traineeship runs for 12 months. Working is part-time, approximately 1-3 days per week.

Our Junior Trainee program provides an outstanding opportunity to experience what a global law firm can provide as an employer. As a Junior Trainee you keep things running at the office by assisting our people in many ways. There is no day like another! Helping with day-to-day business matters, such as compiling materials, couriering and mailing documents, as well as setting up events are daily tasks. You need to have the ambition, we will help with the rest.

Legal Trainee
  • Trainees work for all practice groups and assist our lawyers in their daily work.
  • We offer our trainees the possibility to get familiar with broad range of challenges our lawyers meet.
  • The traineeship runs for four months and is full-time working.

As a Legal Trainee you get to work with all of our practice groups and assist our lawyers in their daily work. The duties will include for example legal research, translations and drafting of various documents, and contacting authorities. The Trainee Program includes an induction and each trainee has an assigned personal tutor, who supports and mentors with the assignments. Trainees are welcome to participate in professional training events and other events organized by DLA Piper Helsinki.

Working at DLA Piper
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Associate Juulia Järvilehto

“I first started my journey at DLA Piper as a trainee. The traineeship provided a unique opportunity to immerse myself into the international atmosphere and work with interesting assignments. After this, I was presented with an opportunity to continue working with the firm as an associate. DLA Piper provides an opportunity to work with challenging international assignments with great colleagues. I can definitely recommend applying to our trainee program.”

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Associate Trainee Teemu Pitkäniemi

“The best thing about DLA Piper so far has definitely been the diversity of tasks assigned from all the practice groups. This has enabled me to challenge myself and learn something new every day. I feel like part of the team and there is always someone to turn to for help. The international atmosphere of the office is also inspiring and provides a great insight on how various assignments a truly global law firm handles.”

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Junior Trainee Petro Vornanen

“The feedback of my predecessor’s experience at DLA Piper spoke for itself. I wanted to experience a global law firm and I haven’t regretted it for a day! The best thing in my work is that I learn very broadly. Also the diversity and the mobility of tasks makes every day different from another.”

Avoimet työpaikat

Millä perusteilla juristeja rekrytoidaan? Entä miten henkilön sopivuutta yritykseen ja haettavaan tiimiin arvioidaan? Juristien rekrytoinnissa substanssiosaamisen lisäksi merkityksellisiksi teemoiksi nousevat esimerkiksi hakijan asenne, arvot sekä sopivuus työnantajayritykseen. Rekrytoinnissa pyritäänkin pääsemään CV:ta syvemmälle henkilön kiinnostuksen kohteisiin sekä muuhun osaamiseen. Näihin teemoihin perehdytään yhdessä DLA Piperin Osakas Salla Tuomisen sekä HR Manager Katja Kanervan kanssa. Jaksossa kuullaan myös Sallan ja Katjan vinkit työnhakuun sekä kuinka he itse valmistautuisivat työhaastatteluun.

Basic Information

Revenue 13,2 million euros (2019)

Amount of personnel 60

We employ students in Helsinki


We recruit 6-8 students on an annual basis.

We recruit 4-6 legal professionals on an annual basis​.

Next trainee application period is in September 2020. Open applications can be sent here 


Students are employed for fixed-term.

Our benefits include luncheon and other employee benefits.

Our compensation level follows the recommendations by The Association of Finnish Lawyers


Who is a suitable candidate for the trainee positions?
All open-minded law students who are eager to learn what business like in an international law firm is and who stand behind and act through our values. Legal Trainee Program is meant for students who are at the final stages of their law studies and are excited to learn across different practice groups during a full time, four month fixed term traineeship.

Required or favoured languages
Being a global law firm, we require good command of the English language, in addition to fluent skills in Finnish. We also consider Swedish as an asset, since we have close cooperation between the different DLA Piper offices in the Nordics.

What kind of value do you put on grades?
Good grades show motivation, but mostly we value candidate’s personality and eagerness to learn. Generally, good grades from courses that are relevant for the job tasks in question are an asset.​

What else do you value in an employee?
We look for people who are collaborative, enthusiastic and committed to quality. Our people stand behind and play through our values.

Additional Information
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Salla Tuominen
+358 40 575 1547

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Katja Kanerva
050 467 4812

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