Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 300 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. In addition to unique assignments, we offer our employees an opportunity to work with sharp-minded professionals in an atmosphere of inclusiveness. Our employees have different backgrounds and personalities, but we all share the same values: a commitment to provide high-quality services and a passion for what we do. We encourage independent thinking and take great pride in the professionalism of our teams and individuals. For more information, please visit our website.

Hannes Snellman in Numbers
Opportunities for Students
Evening Receptionist

As an Evening Receptionist your job will be to take care of our reception and switchboard i.e. telephone communication, welcoming guests, organising meetings and taking care of travel arrangements. An ideal candidate is a first or second year law student.

Office Support Trainee

As an Office Support trainee your job will be to take care of practical matters involved with the daily “running” of the office. An ideal candidate is a first or second year law student.

KM Trainee

As a KM trainee you will be assisting in our library and helping our lawyers in research and fact-finding. An ideal candidate would be a third or fourth-year law student.

Associate Trainee

As an Associate Trainee you will have an outstanding opportunity to join our firm for a fixed 4-month period to familiarise yourself with the versatile profession of an attorney. An ideal candidate is a law student who has completed at least 150 study credits before applying.

Thesis Trainee

Our Thesis Trainees are offered the opportunity to write their master thesis in an atmosphere of expertise and professionalism.

Working with Us
Office Support Trainee

“The best thing at Hannes Snellman is my amazing office support team, and I also really enjoy doing various tasks with other trainees. It has been great to see what working in a big law firm is like.”

KM Trainee

“The best part of the traineeship is the fact that you always work together as a team, as the team spirit at Hannes Snellman is amazing. No two days are ever the same due to interesting and diverse tasks through which you can challenge yourself, while also getting support from your colleagues.”

Associate Trainee

“The best thing about working as an associate trainee at Hannes Snellman is definitely the fact that from the very first day the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming both at the office and when working remotely. I have felt very welcomed as part of the team and the whole company, which has made it easy to start working here. In addition, I have gotten a great opportunity to develop as a future lawyer by being part of interesting and challenging assignments under the guidance of the best lawyers in the field. I have also really enjoyed both the internal and external Hannes Academy trainings.”

Thesis Trainee

“As a thesis trainee, I have had the opportunity to make use of Hannes Snellman’s extensive library. My tutor has also offered me invaluable views on my master’s thesis, and it has also been great to be able to participate in all the different lectures held in Hannes Academy.”

Tech Trainee

“As a tech trainee, no day is like the other, and that suits me perfectly. It has been very refreshing to switch my brain to a trial-and-error mode and constantly challenge myself to try new things in order to find the best solution or to create something new. Our team does a lot of brainstorming together and there is a low threshold to share ideas and opinions, which is something I truly enjoy and appreciate. The steep learning curve has been one of the best parts of my traineeship at Hannes so far!”

Ella Hiltunen
Associate, Dispute Resolution

“At Hannes Snellman, situations change and client projects vary, which makes every working day unique. During my trainee period I was given responsibility, but there was always a more experienced lawyer to help me with the most challenging questions.”

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Stefan Stellato
Associate, Tax

“I really enjoy the international nature of my work as well as the broad variety of tasks that come with it. Furthermore, assignments are challenging, which makes working on them particularly interesting, educational, and rewarding.”

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Basic Information

Revenue 62.8 million.

Number of personnel 300.

​We employ students in Helsinki and Stockholm.


What kind of experience do you expect from the candidates?
We do not have any specific requirements regarding experience. We emphasise a candidate’s potential more than previous experience.

Required or favoured languages
Fluency in Finnish and English is required.​

What kind of value do you put on grades?
We value academic success in the fields that are relevant to the position.

What else do you value in an employee?
We value ambitious law students with a genuine interest in business law, and an eagerness to learn. We look for committed and service-oriented law students who want to get an invaluable insight into the work of a Nordic law firm. In addition, we appreciate active participation in extra-curricular and international activities.


We recruit 80-85 students on an annual basis.

We recruit 15-25 legal professionals on an annual basis.

​We arrange one interview round in trainee recruitments.

​We accept written applications here.


Students are employed for a fixed term.

Our benefits include lunch benefit (lounasetu), sport and cultural benefit (virike-etu) and employer-subsidised commuter ticket (työsuhdematkaetu).

We pay wage recommended by the Association of Finnish Lawyers.

We offer our employees a thorough orientation as well as further training at Hannes Academy.

We also organise a variety of internal events for all employees as well as events specifically aimed at trainees. We offer tutoring and mentoring and have a structured feedback system. For recreation, we have a gym at the office and we regularly get to enjoy activities organised by our activities club Avocados. To learn more, please visit hannessnellman.com/careers

Masterclass by Hannes Snellman is a series of interactive and informal evening events where our experts discuss the topic of how to apply theory to practice in the everyday work of an attorney.


Hannes Snellman Summer School is a two-day event featuring interactive workshops and lectures by practitioners from the legal, corporate, and academic world, as well as networking with other Nordic law students and experienced experts.


In addition to learning by doing, coaching, and giving feedback, we have a structured learning platform, Hannes Academy, which consists of a comprehensive introductory training programme and internal and external lectures covering legal training and professional skills training.


Contact Us

Sara Saukkonen
HR Coordinator

Tel. +358 9 2288 4445 | Mobile +358 40 777 8601