Castrén & Snellman the most popular legal sector employer in Universum’s student survey

Castrén & Snellman emerged as the most attractive employer in the entire legal sector in the most recent Universum Student Survey. We have been the most popular private sector employer among law students for fifteen years running, ever since the survey was first conducted in 2008. This is the second time we are number one in the entire legal sector.

The annual survey charts the employer image of companies in various fields among students. This year, 28% of law students chose Castrén & Snellman as the most desirable employer.

‘We are grateful and proud to receive such recognition from students! We wish to enable students and support their growth as experts during their studies, and we have made long-term, systematic efforts to develop our trainee programmes and to foster our company culture.  We aim to be the best workplace in our field not only for students but also for more experienced experts,’ says HR Director Outi Ruohola.

Genuine cooperation and interesting assignments

During our 135 years of history, we have provided advice in socially important cases and created excellent opportunities for growth for promising young people. Interesting assignments and our culture of encouragement support trainees in developing their expertise and becoming part of the community.

‘Trainees are very valuable to us, which is why we offer over one hundred trainee positions each year. Trainees get to assist our teams in handling some of the most challenging assignments in the Finnish market and learn about the various aspects of business law. This helps them in becoming experts. I believe that our culture and straightforward atmosphere as well as the genuine cooperation across the entire firm create an environment where trainees can thrive and where they want to stay after their traineeship,’ summarises Managing Partner Sakari Lukinmaa.

The results of the survey were published at the Universum Awards on 11 May 2023. A total of 13,424 students from 37 institutes of higher education, 322 of whom were law students, participated in the survey this year. In addition to law students, Universum surveys students in engineering, health/medicine, business and IT.

We want to thank students for showing their support!