Trainee Programs in Helsinki

If you wish to work in one of the leading business law firms in Finland with an international approach and hope to gain outstanding work experience and first-class professional skills, we are happy to introduce you to our trainee program.


If you are in the final stages of your studies, highly motivated and prepared to work in one of the truly international business law firms in Finland, we are happy to introduce you to our Trainee program.

Following comments are from our former Trainees:

"It was great to work in an international and welcoming atmosphere without being placed on any one particular practice group. Hence the assignments I completed on a daily basis were very diverse, which kept things interesting."

"The topmost impression of my traineeship is the relaxed atmosphere. I have probably never laughed as much as I did – thanks to my colleagues with whom we handled even the tightest schedules with humor. In addition to being an internationally recognised law firm, Bird & Bird is also a fun place to work where every 'birdie's' effort is valued."

"During my Trainee period in Bird & Bird I had a chance to get acquainted with different legal fields and perform variable work assignments, such as research, translations and document drafting. I consider the best situations in my Trainee period to be the ones where I felt like part of the team and got to use customer-oriented, creative thinking. I am leaving the BB house with positive mind and with lots of great experiences."

The application for Trainee periods in spring 2018 is now closed. Please check back in autumn 2019 for the next application cycle.

Thesis Trainee

Writing a master's thesis can be a challenge, but with the right kind of support, it might turn out to be inspirational, educational and with us, a door opener to our global network. Our Thesis Trainee program has been established to support ambitious and successful law students aiming at a premium-class master's thesis.  

As a Thesis Trainee you will have the firm’s extensive knowledge services as well as support from our experts across all jurisdictions at your fingertips. You will spend 2-4 months with us, focusing solely in the writing process with the support of your tutor. Nominated tutor is an experienced senior lawyer, who will guide you through the writing process. Your thesis can be either local or international – with us only sky is the limit. During the traineeship you are welcome to participate in our trainings as well as our social events and become a full member of the twobirds-family! Thesis Trainee will also be payed compensation. 

We welcome applications all year round. Please note, that we expect you to be in the project phase of your studies and your Thesis topic should relate to our expertise areas of business law. To apply, please send your open application, CV and transcript of studies to [email protected]. Please also mention in your application which areas of business law your Thesis will relate to.

Junior Trainee

Our Junior Trainee program is designed for students who are at the early stage of their law studies. As a Junior Trainee you can easily combine your work and studies by working part-time approximately 2 days per week. Together with your Junior Trainee colleagues, you will assist Bird & Bird lawyers, business service staff and Trainees. Your main duties will include diverse office work. Our Junior Trainee program is a great opportunity for you to get a front row seat to the everyday life at one of the leading law firms in Finland and to gain treasured work experience alongside your studies.

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