Career news | September 25, 2019

The Assistant Trainee position – a cross border opportunity

Roschier is looking to hire Assistant Trainees for a fixed-term traineeship during spring and summer 2020. What we offer is an opportunity to work with the brightest minds in the Nordics, at the office of your choice, be it Helsinki or Stockholm.

Whichever office you are based in, working across borders is a significant part of the Assistant Trainee role. We had a chat with our current Assistant Trainees Mikhail Volodchenkov and Anne Tenhunen to learn more about the cross-border mentality and other features of the traineeship.

One-firm mindset

“The first thing that comes to mind is Roschier’s one-firm mindset. People of different cultural and professional backgrounds are involved in various projects at the same time”, Mikhail observes about the cross-border mentality.

“Even though we might have different tasks and goals, our work is guided by the values of the company and our shared dedication”, he continues.

In order for our trainees to learn more about the firm and our one-firm mindset, twice a year Roschier arranges a cross-border forum for all recently-joined trainees.

“The first time I visited our Stockholm office was to participate in the Young Professionals Forum, and what I noticed was how much we all have in common. There is no need to know everyone in person. It’s easy to talk to people and to ask for help wherever you are in the organization”, Mikhail comments.

In a business that extends across borders, teamwork naturally becomes an essential part of the day-to-day work.  However, teamwork as such is nothing new to our current Assistant Trainees, both of whom are studying the Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.

“At Haaga-Helia, we have gained a lot of experience from working in teams, which is a highly valued skill and part of our everyday work here at Roschier”, Anne comments.

Traineeship characteristics

In addition to teamwork, other important skills an Assistant Trainee needs to possess are good organizational skills, a positive will-do attitude and a good command of the MS Office programs.

“Our tasks vary and there are always new things to learn. An ordinary day can include everything from reserving meeting rooms and conference calls, invoicing and editing documents”, Anne says of her day-to-day work.

Most of all I like the fact that the job involves many different tasks. Taking responsibility for the things I do is also important to me. I enjoy doing different things at the same time – it might be hectic at times, but on the other hand I truly enjoy being part of a big team and I very much appreciate the support I get from my colleagues”, Mikhail concludes.