Castrén & Snellman came in second out of large organisations in the Responsible Summer Job contest

The Responsible Summer Job survey, carried out by Oikotie Työpaikat, challenges employers to offer positive summer job experiences and more summer jobs of better quality to young people. The best employers are awarded in the Most Responsible Summer Job of the Year contest. The winners are chosen based on the summer employees’ feedback on their employers, collected in a survey that maps the summer job experiences. The survey recognises the top 10 summer employers in three categories based on the organisation’s size. This year, following our strong growth, our firm participated for the first time in the category for large organisations.

The summer job survey, conducted over the summer job season, covered 136 organisations, 46 of which competed in the same category with us. 13,162 summer employees took part in the survey. They rated their employers using criteria such as the application experience, orientation, meaningful tasks and fair treatment.

Our success was based on a strong and steady performance in every area of the summer job experience. We placed in the top 5 of our category in application experience, meaningful tasks, orientation and supervision, written employment contracts and overall satisfaction. Our responsibility index was particularly high, scoring 4.73 on a scale from 1 to 5.

Our summer trainees appreciated the interesting tasks we offer as well as the positive and supportive work atmosphere:

‘We both found our summer at Castrén & Snellman as supervising junior trainees to be incredibly instructive,’ say summer employees Venla Hovi and Efema Okungbowa. ‘It was a privilege to work in a work community that truly trusts its trainees and is not afraid to show it. The traineeship provided us with loads of confidence as future legal professionals as well as amazing new friends.’

HR Director Outi Ruohola extends her thanks to all our summer employees:

‘We are very pleased to learn that our summer employees rated us highly. A good employee experience is of utmost importance to us. Each year, we employ over 100 trainees in programmes aimed at students in different fields, and about 50 of them work here over the summer. Each of our trainees brings their own valuable contribution to the workplace, and they all play a significant role in our firm’s daily work around the year. My warmest thanks to all our trainees!’