Trainee programme

Helsinki Finland Apply before: 2020-09-21

Are you at the final stages of your law studies and looking for a traineeship to start in November 2020 or in February 2021? If so, spread your wings and apply for our Trainee programme!

Our Trainee programme in Finland consists of intensive 5–6 months during which you will work as a full-time Trainee. With our deep legal and industry-focused knowledge and inclusive culture, our Trainee programme offers you a great opportunity to try your ‘bird’ wings in practicing business law.

As a Trainee at Bird & Bird you will work for various practice groups assisting the firm’s lawyers in diverse and challenging assignments. Your duties will include similar work as our newly graduated lawyers do, for example, drafting legal documentation and collecting information regarding a wide variety of issues. We also aim to give you an opportunity to work more closely with one or two of our practice groups at the later stage of your traineeship. You will be supported by your Trainee colleagues and an assigned personal tutor throughout your traineeship.

For you to get the best out of your traineeship with us, we hope that you are at the point of finalising your law studies (with approximately 200 credits by the start of the Trainee programme), have eagerness to learn and genuine interest in business law. Due to the nature of Trainee assignments, we require fluency in both Finnish and English.

In this round, you can apply for traineeships starting in November 2020 and February 2021:

Trainee programme Details
Period starting in November 2020
  • 2 November 2020 - 30 April 2021
  • 3 Trainees
Period starting in February 2021
  • 1 February 2021 - 30 June 2021
  • 3 Trainees

We offer our Trainees an inspiring and supportive working environment where we love to see you being you. We want to help you in discovering your potential while you kick-start your career in law. During your time with us, we encourage you to take part in our internal trainings.

Interested in joining us? Apply for the traineeship by 21 September 2020 at the latest. Please specify in your application the periods you are interested in and attach your CV, application and transcript of studies. For further information on the Trainee programme, please reach out to Heidi Korpinen on 9 September or 11 September 2020 between 2–4pm at 09 622 6670 or contact one of the Trainee tutors Mikko Nurmisto on 17 September 2020 between 2–4pm at 09 622 6670. You can also contact us anytime by email: