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. We aim to be involved in the most challenging and exciting assignments, and thereby attract and retain the most talented people. Today’s successful recruits are tomorrow’s firm. For more information, please visit our Careers site.

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.

Roope Sevón
KM Trainee

“The best and most inspiring part of working as a KM trainee has been, without a doubt, the wide variety of tasks that I have gotten to be a part of.”

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.”

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.”

KM trainee Osa-aikainen
We are currently looking for Knowledge Management Trainees for the trainee periods starting in autumn 2020 and spring 2021. This position would suit someone who is in the third or fourth year of their studies, wishes to gain experience of working in an international environment, and is eager to put their skills into practice. You will be working part time assisting our lawyers in research and fact-finding and taking care of other library routines.
Viimeinen hakupäivä: 13.4.2020

Sara Tyynysniemi
HR Coordinator

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

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.


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Basic Information

Revenue 58.7 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 careers.hannessnellman.com/finland