Office Support Trainee

The Office Support Trainee Programme is aimed at first- and second-year law students who want to see how everything works in a major law firm.

Working as an office support trainee offers you a front-row seat to the everyday life of a business law firm. Thanks to the diverse work tasks, you get to learn about all aspects of working at a law firm, meaning that the traineeship may even help you clarify your future career plans. In addition, you will have the chance to network with leading professionals in the field and like-minded students from other universities from the beginning of your studies.


The tasks of an office support trainee can be quite diverse, but they are mostly focused on taking care of practical matters involved with the daily running of the office. The tasks may include, for instance, taking care of the mail room, delivering mail and shipments, ordering office products, copying and filling stocks, helping with catering, and organising events. In addition, our office support trainees help with taking care of our reception and switchboard. In practice, this means telephone communication, welcoming guests, organising meetings, and taking care of travel arrangements.


The Office Support Trainee Programme usually runs three times a year, starting in May, September/October, and January. All periods are fixed-term, and the work is part-time during semester. The working hours will always be agreed on separately, so you will be able to keep up with your studies too.

“The best thing about working at Hannes Snellman is definitely the people I get to work with. We have an amazing team spirit, and everyone has been extremely supportive and encouraging during the entire traineeship. In our daily work, we get to learn more about the functioning of a huge office like Hannes. Our tasks also vary on a daily basis and the working days are never the same. This traineeship has overall been a great opportunity to develop myself in many different areas, and it is great to be a part of such an amazing working community.” – Office Support Trainee, spring 2022