Assistant Trainee - Autumn 2023

Helsinki Finland Apply before: 2023-02-08

Would you like to conduct your internship in one of the leading business law firms in Finland and to experience assistant work in an international environment? If so, this may be the opportunity for you.

Your main tasks as an Assistant Trainee

As an Assistant Trainee you will work in a challenging but rewarding position where you have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned in school. Your typical workdays as an Assistant Trainee may include, for example: supporting our assistants and lawyers in various assignments, such as drafting documents and presentations; communicating with clients, authorities and our international offices; meeting and webinar arrangements; invoicing and other administrative tasks. The traineeship starts in August 2023 or as agreed with the candidate and lasts approximately 6 months.

Your profile

Ideally, you are studying business e.g. in a University of Applied Sciences ("tradenomi") and are highly motivated to learn about the tasks of assistants in a law firm.

In addition, you will thrive with us if you have:

  • service-minded attitude determined to deliver high-quality administrative support
  • fluency both in Finnish and English due to the nature of the assignments
  • an eye for detail
  • ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • excellent IT skills including e.g. good command of Microsoft Office tools; and
  • a good sense of humour – we are serious about business, but we truly believe that working should be fun!

What will you be offered?

You will get to work in an environment where everyone is appreciated as they are – we love to see you being you. We want to help you in discovering your skills while you kick-start your career in business. 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 and social events.

We offer you a paid, full-time position with competitive benefits. You will work together with the team of 12 assistants as well as with the lawyers. You will be given a thorough orientation and a tutor to ensure that you will get the most of your traineeship.

How to apply?

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and application by February 8th via the 'Apply' link below. In your application we would like to hear what you expect from your traineeship, what skills would you like to practice and why would you like to work in a law firm. We will start reviewing applications already during the application period. We will meet candidates mid-February and will close the recruitment by the beginning of March. If you have any questions, you can contact Assistant Services Manager Tea Koivisto, tel. +358 9 6226 670 on 30 January between 10:00 and 11:00 or on 7 February between 10:00 and 11:00 or by email

Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on organizations being changed by or creating technology and the digital world. We combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking to help our clients achieve their commercial goals. We have over 1400 lawyers in 31 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America and a strong presence in the Nordics. To find out more, please visit our social media channels and website