Senior Trainees

Senior Trainees

Start your success story as a trainee at Castrén & Snellman

When you’re on the home stretch in your studies and turning your gaze towards the challenges of working life, we can offer you the chance to participate in our firm’s client assignments.

As a senior trainee, your work will be close to that of a freshly graduated lawyer in our firm. Senior trainees extensively assist our lawyers in their assignments. Your duties will include legal research, writing articles, translating documents, and contacting authorities.

You are well suited to work as a senior trainee if you are a goal-oriented team player with a genuine interest in business law. We expect you to be solution-oriented, have client service and language skills and a straightforward attitude.

This traineeship is full time and lasts for six months. Some trainees may continue with us longer as project trainees.

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Full-time/part-time: full-time
  • Who: Law students at the end of their studies.

Application periods and starting dates:

  • Application in October–November, traineeship starts in March
  • Application in January–February, traineeship starts 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.