FAQ for Trainees
Why should I apply to Castrén & Snellman?
We offer versatile career options and interesting tasks for experts and trainees from different fields. As a Castrén & Snellman trainee, you can be exactly who you are. You will become a part of a community that shares a joy of getting things done and a genuine interest towards business law. We work in an energetic, fast-paced and cheerful atmosphere, and the enthusiasm we have towards our work and each other is palpable.
Other good reasons to apply to C&S are the opportunities we offer to develop your expertise, the freedom to work remotely, great benefits and an inviting office.
What are you looking for in a trainee?
The most important thing for any C&S employee is the spark – we give our everything for our clients and our team. This spark is made possible by skilled and diverse individuals, mutual trust, and sincere and direct interaction. Being always ready and willing to help each other out is something we appreciate. Most of all, we value whatever it is that you can bring to our work community as yourself.
What would my typical working day as a Castrén & Snellman trainee look like?
Check out our Instagram Highlights! The Law Students Highlight features days from our trainee programmes aimed at law students, and the Students Highlight shows typical working days for trainee assistants and internal business service trainees.
I am applying to your law student trainee programme. What is the process like?
First, submit the application form along with an application letter, your CV and a transcript of your studies. After that, reply to the video interview question we send you. Based on the applications and the video replies, we will invite some applicants to group assignments and individual interviews, aka to recruiting days. We will select the most suitable candidates shortly after the recruiting days and will let all attendees know the results over the phone.
I have been invited to attend a recruiting day. How should I prepare for the group assignment?
There is no need to stress about the group assignment that might be a part of the recruiting process of the position you are applying for. Everyone takes part in the same assignment, and it is not something you can prepare for. Just come to the recruiting day as yourself. Try to be well rested though, as this enables you to present yourself in the best possible manner.
What benefits do you offer to trainees?
Our trainees receive a lunch benefit, a sports and culture benefit and occupational health services.
In addition to friendly and smart colleagues, we also offer fun employee events and a functional and inviting office that includes Tori, our meeting spot, and Paja, our own gym. You can grab breakfast at Tori in the morning and swing by for a snack in the afternoon.
We value everyone’s efforts and enthusiasm in bringing their skills to the table when we provide our full-service offering to our clients. We encourage continuous learning, support it by offering training, and develop as a community by supporting one another.
Are the trainee positions paid?
All of our trainee programmes are paid. We actively monitor the pay recommendations by trade unions and associations, and it is very important to us that our trainees receive just compensation for their traineeship.
Can I work remotely?
Yes, you can! Our remote working policy is very flexible. The main rule is that each team decides on the best ways of working and communicating for them.
An exception to this is junior trainees and our reception employees, who, due to the nature of their work, have to work at the office.
I am planning to apply in the next round of traineeships. When does the application period begin?
We are very happy to hear that you are interested in us! We announce the beginning of each application period on our Careers page and in Instagram, so make sure to follow us here.
In addition, we announce the application periods for legal trainees first in our C&S Student Newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter at any time here.