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Our trainee programmes will give you some first-hand experience of working in a dynamic law firm in Finland. Every year, our team welcomes up to fifty students from different stages in their studies. We also work closely with student organisations by arranging events for students such as office excursions.

Interested? More information on the variety of trainee programmes we offer for law students is available below:

"I began my Borenius career in the spring of 2019. My first position was as an Associate Trainee on the M&A team where I had the chance to work on various different M&A assignments together with a capable team of Borenius experts. After finalising my studies and working elsewhere for a while, I returned to Borenius the following year to write my thesis with the firm’s support. In the autumn of 2020, I was very glad to be offered a position as Associate on the same M&A team where I began my career."
"I began my career at Borenius as a part-time Knowledge Management (KM) Trainee. During my KM traineeship, I had the chance to assist all of the different teams at Borenius, which helped tremendously in finding what I am interested in. I kept coming back to dispute resolution and criminal law, so I decided to apply for an Associate Trainee position that opened on Borenius’ Dispute Resolution team. I wrote my thesis as a Thesis Trainee with the firm’s support and moved on to the position of Associate on the same team in the autumn 2020."

Working at Borenius

It’s important to gain work experience in the field as early as possible. Through our Trainee Programmes you will have a chance to work at one of the largest and most experienced law firms in Finland. This is a prime opportunity for you to build a personal network of contacts for your future career.

Borenius FAQ – Your guide to our trainee programmes

Would you like to know more about working at Borenius? Our current Trainees and Associates have now covered the most frequently asked questions in terms of our trainee programmes.

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Junior trainee programme

  • For law students at the early stage of their studies, typically first/second-year law students
  • Part-time work, 1 – 3 days per week
  • Tasks vary from different office routines to courier tasks and help desk
  • Great opportunity to get to know the everyday business of a law firm
  • Applications for Junior Trainee programmes are welcomed throughout the year.
Send an open application

Knowledge management (KM) trainee programme

  • For third/fourth-year law students (a minimum of 160 study credits required)
  • Part-time work 2 – 3 days per week, which gives you the possibility to finalise your studies
  • Tasks consist of assisting our lawyers in legal assignments as well as in knowledge management related research and administering the library
  • Excellent way of getting a broad view of the Finnish legal system and to learn to search for legal information
  • Applications for KM Trainee programmes are welcomed throughout the year.
Send an open application

Associate trainee programme

  • For students who are finalising their studies
  • Full day job for a fixed period of six months
  • As an Associate Trainee you can concentrate on a particular field of law that interests you the most, working closely with one of our teams
  • Tasks are similar to the ones of our firm’s younger Associates. Associate Trainees participate in all professional training events and other events organised by our firm.
  • We recruit new Associate Trainees twice a year, in February and August. However, you can always send your open application outside this period.


Send an open application

Thesis trainee programme

  • For students finalising their studies
  • Primarily intended for our Associate Trainees
  • Excellent opportunity to draw upon the expertise of our professionals
  • We provide comprehensive facilities for writing at our premises
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