Legal trainees at EY – behind the scenes

One of our legal trainees tells about her experiences and tasks as a member of our Legal team!

Sanni Nevala, Legal Trainee, Law

I have been working as Ernst & Young’s legal trainee since October 2018 and I have been part of multiple interesting engagements during my traineeship. EY Law function operates widely in different areas of business law, mainly focusing on transactions, corporate and restructurings and employment law. Besides working with my Finnish colleagues on the domestic level, what I find especially interesting is that at EY I have been able to participate in international engagements and work with my fellow EY colleagues from all over the globe.

As EY’s legal trainee, I have become an equal member of our law team and I have been assigned with similar assignments as our newly graduated lawyers. My assignments have comprised of, for example, research and review tasks, drafting and commenting of legal documentation, translations and assisting EY’s other service lines when they have been in need of our team’s legal expertise. Every day is different – I could be working with establishing a company abroad or assisting our lawyers in a due diligence process.

In my view, EY aims to provide its trainees a full experience of the lifecycle of each engagement and, therefore, you’ll be able to learn a lot during your time at EY. I have also been encouraged to express my own areas of interest I wish to work with.

To succeed as EY’s legal trainee, I have found it extremely important to have an open and proactive spirit towards new challenges and enthusiasm over business law. Other skills I have found useful are good knowledge of English language and strong interpersonal skills. But most importantly, a right, hands-own attitude will get you far!”


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