OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

This is your opportunity to experience what it is like to work at a top-tier law firm before you graduate. We offer both part-time positions to accommodate your studies and exams as well as a full-time 4-month Associate Trainee programme running three times a year. In addition, we offer opportunities for students writing their Master’s thesis. We value ambitious and creative law students with strong commitment, service mindedness and an eagerness to learn.

Office Support Trainee

As Office Support Trainee your job will be to take care of practical matters involved with the daily “running” of the office, e.g. post-room, delivering mail and shipments, ordering office products, copying and filling stocks. We value service-mindedness, strong commitment and eagerness to learn. Our Office Support programme usually runs three times a year, starting in May, September and October. All periods are fixed-term and the work is part-time during semester to accommodate your studies and exams. We consider each candidate individually and the working hours will always be agreed on separately. An ideal candidate is a first or second year law student. You can get to know to the head of our Office Support Team Kai Liimatainen here.

Click here to see how Office Support Trainees’ day looks like!

Knowledge Management Trainee

KM trainees support the firm’s Knowledge Management Team. Their tasks include managing the library collections, following news and case law, conducting information searches for our lawyers, compiling research materials, etc. This position requires precision and a basic knowledge of law. An ideal KM trainee candidate would be a third- or fourth-year law student.

KM trainees work part-time: typically 2-3 days per week during semester, more during the initial orientation period, and generally full-time for most of the summer. The duration of the employment and working hours will always be agreed on separately, and we also offer the possibility to take a vacation during the summer period.

Our KM trainee programmes usually start in January, May, and August/September and last from five to nine months. During semester, we usually have five or six KM trainees, and during the summer four.

To learn more about what it is like to work as a KM Trainee at Hannes Snellman, please go read our trainees’ thoughts here.

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. You will work full-time in one of our practice groups: M&A, Finance, Real Estate, Employment, Tax, Dispute Resolution, IP & Technology or Competition & Procurement. The work description for an Associate Trainee is similar to that of a newly qualified associate lawyer and you will, for example, carry out research, gather information and prepare draft documentation. You will be tutored by an associate who will both guide you in your work and introduce you to the Hannes Snellman way of work.

We value ambitious law students with a genuine interest in business law, drive and eagerness to learn. An ideal candidate is a law student who has completed at least 150 study credits before applying. In order to qualify, you must also be fluent in English and Finnish.

Our Associate Trainee programmes start in January, May and September. The application period for the spring programme usually starts in August, for the summer programme in November, and for the autumn programme in March. Please note that applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis throughout the recruitment process and, therefore, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

To learn more about what it is like to work as an Associate Trainee at Hannes Snellman, please go read our trainees’ thoughts here.

Thesis Trainee

Our Thesis Trainees are offered the opportunity to write their thesis in an atmosphere of expertise and professionalism. You will be supervised by an experienced lawyer who will also tutor you in your thesis writing. You are welcome to participate in applicable introductory training programme, and we will provide you with the technical equipment required. You are more than welcome to participate also at our HS Academy lectures as well as to join the Avocados activities club. We value creative and analytical thinking as well as strong commitment and eagerness to learn.

The duration of the trainee period is approximately three months. We accept applications on a continuous basis and consider each candidate individually. Interested in thesis tips? Visit here!

Evening Receptionist

As an Evening Receptionist your job will be to take care of our reception and switchboard. In practice this means telephone communication, welcoming guests, organising meetings and taking care of travel arrangements. In this position we value service-mindedness, problem-solving skills, good judgement skills as well as ability to take initiative. All periods are fixed-term and the work is part-time, two or three evenings per week. Working hours are mainly from 15.15 to 19.00. An ideal candidate is a first or second year law student. You can get to know to the head of the Reception Team Sanna Kaunisto here.

To learn more about what it is like to work as an Evening Receptionist at Hannes Snellman, please go read our trainees’ thoughts here.

Assistant Trainee Programme

As a legal assistant trainee, you will work closely with our legal assistants and lawyers. Your tasks will include, among other things, working with legal documentation, taking care of administrative tasks, as well as organising meetings and events. You will have a key role in supporting our lawyers and assuring that our clients get the best service possible. We will offer you a great learning opportunity and highly valued work experience in one of the top Nordic law firms. We will provide you comprehensive orientation in order to ensure that you succeed in your tasks and get the most out of your internship. In addition, you will be guided by an experienced tutor during your internship. We value service-mindedness, excellent IT skills, and fluency in Finnish and English.

Our Legal Assistant Trainee Programme runs twice a year, starting in January and in August. We are now looking for legal assistant trainees for the period starting in August 2018.

To learn more about what it is like to work as an Assistant Trainee at Hannes Snellman, please go read our trainees’ thoughts here.

Join us

This is your opportunity to join us! Please find all our open positions in the Vacant Positions section under Careers.

Contact us

Sara Tyynysniemi

Answers questions about Law Trainee programmes in Finland

Tel: +358 9 2288 4445
sara.tyynysniemi@hannessnellman.com

Mari Sipiläinen

Answers questions about Assistant Trainee programme and Legal Assistant recruitment in Finland

Tel: +358 9 2288 4441
mari.sipilainen@hannessnellman.com

Sini Asikainen

Answers questions about Lawyer and Support Staff recruitment in Finland

Tel: +358 9 2288 4329
sini.asikainen@hannessnellman.com