Trainee Assistants

Trainee Assistants

Start your success story as a trainee at Castrén & Snellman

Our trainee assistants either work directly with our lawyers, or act as an extra pair of hands for our assistants. Every team of lawyers has one or more assistants supporting daily client work in many ways.

You will help draft documents and make meeting and travel arrangements. Work days are often varied and fast paced. You are well suited to work as a trainee assistant if you have a positive client-service attitude and a proactive approach to work, excellent information technology skills, and have strong Finnish and English language skills.

  • Duration: Five months (autumn) or seven months (spring + summer)
  • Full-time/part-time: Full-time
  • Who: Typically, our trainee assistants are students in the commercial field.

Application periods and starting dates:

  • Application in September, traineeship starts in February
  • Application in March, 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.