Gain an insight into life as an associate, whilst getting to know us and our values.
A traineeship is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. Four immersive weeks at Thommessen will give you a hands-on impression of being part of our team, and we get to see you in action. Many of the associates, seniors and partners you will meet here entered the firm via the same route.
The trainee experience
As a Thommessen trainee, you will be assigned to a department and be involved in cases as if you were an associate. You will participate in preparations for, and attend, client meetings. Many of our trainees also gain direct litigation or arbitration exposure. This allows you to live the Team Thommessen experience. You form part of a closely integrated professional team, working alongside some of Norway’s top corporate lawyers.
A personal mentor will guide you and ensure that you are assigned a range of duties offering a varied learning experience. Your mentor will also bring you into our inner social circle. We want your Thommessen traineeship to be both professionally rewarding and fun!
Who can apply?
You are welcome to apply for a Thommessen traineeship if you have completed at least two years of your law studies. Although we value academic excellence, we are looking for rounded candidates who bring more than legal skills to the team. A high-performing corporate lawyer needs to be both inquisitive and enthusiastic, as well as to exhibit a keen interest in industry and society.
How to apply?
We accept applications all year round and interview candidates on an ongoing basis. We would encourage you to apply early – ideally 6-12 months before you would like to join us as a trainee.