Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 350 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. Our employees have different backgrounds and personalities, but we all share the same values: a commitment to provide high-quality services and a passion for what we do. We encourage independent thinking and take great pride in the professionalism of our teams and individuals. For more information, please visit our website.

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Opportunities for Students
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.

Working with Us
Sini
Office Support Trainee

“The best part about my work is surely the people and getting to see what it is like working at a law firm. We have an amazing team, and everyone has been extremely welcoming from the very start. It is great getting to learn more about the world around business law, which is a field that I find interesting. I have never worked at an office like this before, and it has been great seeing what the everyday life is like at a firm as big as Hannes Snellman — even though it is now quite different from normal circumstances. Hopefully, we get to see more people at the office as soon as possible.”

Elina
KM Trainee

“The best part of the traineeship is the fact that you always work together as a team, as the team spirit at Hannes Snellman is amazing. No two days are ever the same due to interesting and diverse tasks through which you can challenge yourself, while also getting support from your colleagues.”

Emilia
Associate Trainee

“I love the fact that I have been able to dive into the areas of law that interest me the most — in inspiring company. It has been refreshing that the working days are hardly ever the same and learning something new is literally possible every day. Moreover, I feel that my work has been valued, and my colleagues have taken the time to give feedback, which has helped me to gain more professional confidence. As a counterbalance to work, Hannes has also organised various activities and events, remotely of course, which have been important especially to us newcomers in order to get to know our colleagues.”

Heikki
Thesis Trainee

“It really helped me with my thesis to have access to Hannes Snellman’s library and to be able to share thoughts with my experienced colleagues. Overall, I felt like a valuable part of the team and the firm during my thesis traineeship.”

Nea
Tech Trainee

“As a tech trainee, no day is like the other, and that suits me perfectly. It has been very refreshing to switch my brain to a trial-and-error mode and constantly challenge myself to try new things in order to find the best solution or to create something new. Our team does a lot of brainstorming together and there is a low threshold to share ideas and opinions, which is something I truly enjoy and appreciate. The steep learning curve has been one of the best parts of my traineeship at Hannes so far!”

Mikael Byman
Associate, M&A

“Thanks to my experience as an associate trainee, I had no difficulty transitioning to an associate position. My trainee period gave me the necessary professional skills to face the various new tasks and challenges of an associate. It was also a great way to get to know all my amazing colleagues.”

Julia Ranta
Associate, Real Assets

“The best thing about working at Hannes Snellman is definitely the fun and supportive colleagues in the Real Assets Team I get to work with. I also feel that at Hannes, I have a great opportunity to continuously develop my legal expertise by working with various versatile and challenging assignments with the support of more experienced lawyers. Furthermore, I have found the overall atmosphere to be very warm and welcoming since the day I joined the firm.”

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Basic Information

Revenue 62.8 million.

Number of personnel 350.

​We employ students in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Candidates

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.

Recruitment

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.

Employment

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 hannessnellman.com/careers

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.

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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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In addition to learning by doing, coaching, and giving feedback, we have a structured learning platform, Hannes Academy, which consists of a comprehensive introductory training programme and internal and external lectures covering legal training and professional skills training.

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Contact Us

Sara Saukkonen
HR Business Specialist

Tel. +358 9 2288 4445 | Mobile +358 40 777 8601
sara.saukkonen@hannessnellman.com

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