Junior Trainees

Junior Trainees

Start your success story as a trainee at Castrén & Snellman

We offer law students at the start of their studies a window into the daily routines of a law firm as part of our tight-knit team of junior trainees.

As a junior trainee, you will assist our lawyers and internal business services in a wide variety of office tasks. For example, you will courier documents to authorities and clients, prepare materials relating to client assignments, help organise client events and handle office routines.

You will thoroughly get to know our firm’s daily routines and employees as well as develop your organisational and team-work skills. Our junior trainees work in the same room and decide how to handle the requests received by the team and organise the team’s work together. You will be supported by the team’s supervisor Saga and tutors Sara and Lars, who will help you get to know the firm and its people and answer any questions you may have.

The work days of junior trainees are varied and fast-paced. The ability to adapt quickly is important. You are well suited to work as a junior trainee if you are a good team player and problem solver with a service-minded, positive and proactive approach to work.

No prior experience of the legal service industry is required for this position, but prior work experience, for example in customer service, is a plus.

  • Duration: Four months
  • Full-time/part-time: Part-time, full-time during the summer
  • Who: Law students at the start of their studies, usually in the first to third year

Application periods and starting dates:

  • Application in early autumn, start in January
  • Application at the end of the year, start in May
  • Application in early spring, start in September

What to expect when applying


If you think that Castrén & Snellman could be right for you, fill out our trainee application form and tell us about yourself. We read every application.


We will send all applicants a link to one video interview question. You will have at least 2 days to make you video.


We review every application and video we receive.


Depending on the trainee programme, we will invite some applicates either to a recruiting day or directly to an individual interview. The recruiting day involves group assignments and individual interviews. You will be interviewed by your potential new supervisor, a member of our HR team and sometimes another possible future colleague. We will let you know who will be interviewing you in the invitation to the interview.

If you are not invited to the recruiting day or interview, we will contact you by e-mail and give you the opportunity to receive feedback on your application over the phone.


We will let all applicants who participated in a recruiting day or interview know the results of the recruitment process either over the phone or via e-mail.

Open positions

If we are currently not recruiting for your dream job, you can submit an open application. Subscribing to our C&S Student Newsletter (in Finnish) keeps you informed about our open trainee positions.