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Primary Location: 

Finland - Helsinki, FI

Function:  Legal
Job Category:  Other

Legal Trainee


Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea?


We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?

Wärtsilä is looking for a Legal Trainee to join the Legal and Compliance team in Wärtsilä’s Marine Business.  
This trainee position is preferably located in Vaasa, Finland.  Also other Wärtsilä locations in Finland are possible (Helsinki, Turku). During current COVID-19 restrictions, working from home office is strongly recommended.

The position is a temporary on-call trainee position, which means max 25 hours work per week. The work starts as soon as the right person is found, and is planned to last for the spring and during the summer. During the summer vacation period, the working time will be full time. Person who is chosen for the role, has to be a student.

Responsibilities & Requirements
The focus is on commercial transactions and contract law. Specific competencies and skills Wärtsilä Marine Legal & Compliance is looking for include team working and commercial awareness, enthusiasm and determination. The trainee will have daily interactions with numerous colleagues from different parts of the Wärtsilä organization on the phone, over virtual meetings, in person or via email. Moreover, the trainee will receive instructions on a wide range of topics therefore the ability to listen effectively is crucial – as is the ability to interpret and summarize large volumes of complex information. A good eye for detail is important.


We offer
The Marine Legal and Compliance team in Wärtsilä provides you an excellent opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. We work in a fast-paced international environment full of energy and excitement. Notably, Wärtsilä won the prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyers award in 2018. - Would you like to join the award winning legal team? 

Please apply by 24th of January, 2021.
Contact person for more information:
Ralf Lindbäck
Managing Counsel
Dispute, Insurance and Trade Management 
Tel +358 40 830 7706


Johanna Kauppinen
Managing Counsel, 
Sourcing, Partners & Training
Tel +358 40 551 7788

Last application date: 24/01/2021

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com