Share our vision, shape your future

We are one team with no borders. 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. Supporting professional growth is one of our cornerstones.

As a global law firm with offices in over 40 countries we offer a global team of trusted advisors going above and beyond to challenge the status-quo. In the Nordic countries, we have over 450 lawyers working across five locations – Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Oslo.

We never stand still. We are ambitious and never afraid to innovate. We redefine the possible.

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

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Our people, culture and values

Our people are the soul of our firm. Our culture derives from our corporate values and our different personalities. For us diversity is a unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

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

Associate Joonas

”As a member of DLA Piper’s Corporate team, I have the privilege of working on cross-border M&A transactions and collaborating with colleagues from other offices around the world. Each day is filled with engaging tasks involving innovative and growth-oriented clients, which adds a unique element to my work. This role offers the opportunity for professional development, backed by an exceptional and supportive team.

On a global scale, DLA Piper is strategically investing in the integration of cutting-edge technologies into our workflow. This initiative is designed to increase our efficiency in serving clients and providing them with unique value propositions. This forward-thinking approach motivates me for the future as we strive to remain at the forefront of industry advancements.”

Trainee Daniela

”During my traineeship I have had the opportunity to work in a truly international law firm where fascinating work tasks meet the inspiring culture of DLA Piper. DLA Piper offers the opportunity to grow as a future lawyer with the support of the best legal experts who are truly willing to go the extra mile to achieve the best possible result. One of the best things about DLA Piper is the atmosphere in the office. Everyone is willing to help and support each other, not to mention our amazing trainee team, which makes the environment extremely motivating and inspiring.”

Junior Trainee Helga

“My traineeship at DLA Piper has given me an insight into the day-to-day work of an international law firm and the different areas of business law in practice. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a fantastic and supportive team, and with various stimulating work tasks. I’ve also been able to take on more responsibility and do more challenging work, which has boosted my confidence and allowed me to develop my legal expertise. The most valuable takeaway from this traineeship has been the insight into the law firm’s ways of working, our amazing team spirit, and being able to apply what I have learned during my studies.”

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Basic information

Revenue 17.8 MEUR
Amount of personnel 80, of which 60 are lawyers.
We are based in Helsinki.


We recruit 6-8 students on an annual basis.
We recruit 4-6 legal professionals on an annual basis​.
Our trainee application period opens each spring and autumn. 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

Riikka Autio

Partner, Head of Employment Trainee Recruitment

+358 50 344 6582

Katja Kanerva

HR Manager Other Recruitment

+358 50 467 4812