Trainee programme

Helsinki Finland Apply before: 2021-03-07

Are you at the final stages of your law studies and looking for a traineeship to start in May 2021 or in August 2021? If so, spread your wings and apply for Bird & Bird's Trainee programme!

Our Trainee programmes starting in May and August consist of intensive 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 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. At a later stage of your traineeship, we aim to give you an opportunity to work more closely with one or two practice groups. You will be supported by your Trainee colleagues and an assigned lawyer 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 May 2021 and August 2021:

  • Trainee programme starting in May 2021: 3.5.2021–31.10.2021 (6 months)
  • Trainee programme starting in August 2021: 2.8.2021–31.1.2022 (6 months)

We offer our Trainees great colleagues and a flexible working environment where everyone is appreciated as they are – we love to see you being you. We promote a supportive and professional working environment and take pride in our culture of approachability. During your time with us, we encourage you to take part in our internal trainings.

Interested in joining us?

If this sounds like you, please apply through the link below by 7 March. Please specify in your application the Trainee programme periods you are interested in and attach your CV and application (in English) as well as your transcript of university studies. We encourage you to apply soon as we are reviewing applications on a rolling basis throughout the application period. For further information on the Trainee programme, please contact Trainee tutor Joanna Puhto on Tuesday 23 February between 14–16 at 09 622 66234 or reach out to HR Coordinator Heidi Korpinen at 09 622 6670 (heidi.korpinen[at]

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