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As an Associate Trainee in the Employment Team

What kind of matters does the Employment team handle?

Hannes Snellman’s Employment team advises domestic and foreign clients on all aspects of employment law. Our team handles assignments that cover the entire employment lifecycle from the beginning of the recruitment process until the end of the employment relationship. In practice, our clients contact us with different employment law related matters, such as questions concerning employment and director agreements, working hours, annual holidays, and termination of employment. Our Employment team works closely with the firm’s other practice areas, for example, in matters related to employee privacy, taxation and intellectual property created by the employees. Our Employment team is also regularly involved in transactional work and handles the employment due diligence phase as well as assists with the integration after the transaction. As most of our clients are companies, the Employment team advices mainly employers and not individual employees.

What are the trainee’s tasks in the Employment team?

The trainee is a valued member of the Employment team and participates in the weekly team meetings and other events. The trainee assists the lawyers in their daily work, and the work tasks vary depending on the ongoing client assignments. Usually our trainee helps with the legal research work, drafting of documents and memoranda as well as contacting the authorities, for example, when needed to order a court decision. The tasks may also vary depending on the trainee’s own interests and skills.

What kind of qualities are you excepting from a trainee?

We expect the trainee to be able to work both in Finnish and in English. We appreciate a positive and proactive attitude, the ability to work independently but also in a team, and taking ownership of the assigned tasks. Our team members are easy-going and approachable, and we hope our trainee is too. Previous experience within the field of employment law is not required, but a genuine interest towards employment law is a must for a successful traineeship.

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