Associate/Advokatfullmektig (Maritime Trainee program)

We give you the opportunity to take part in the Maritime Trainee program

We are looking for an associate (advokatfullmektig) with an interest in shipping and offshore to take part in the Maritime Trainee graduate program run by the Norwegian Shipowners' Association.


The Maritime Trainee program lasts for 18 months and combines working as an associate with an academic program with modules in Norway, Singapore and London:

  • Module 1: The Oslo region, August 2022

  • Introduction to the maritime industry and teambuilding (sailing trip)

  • Module 2: Bergen/Ålesund

  • Ocean industries – from offshore oil and gas to offshore renewables, including yard visit

  • Module 3: Singapore

  • Maritime industry in Asia, Singapore as a maritime hub, port logistics and yard visit

  • Module 4: Oslo

  • Maritime law, insurance and finance, negotiation techniques, communication techniques and strategic thinking

  • Module 5: London

  • International regulations and London as an international maritime centre

  • Diploma ceremony and Alumni dinner, Oslo, early 2024 


We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Norwegian Master of Laws (Master i rettsvitenskap)

  • Fluent in Norwegian and English

  • Strong academic record

  • Enthusiasm and a keen interest in the maritime industry

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

  • No more than 12 months' work experience


As an associate in Wikborg Rein, you will:

  • be part of one the leading and most international law firms in Norway

  • participate in Wikborg Rein's award-winning internal training and talent development programs

  • be offered competitive terms

  • take part in Wikborg Rein's great work environment


The position will be based in Oslo. We will accept applications from both recent graduates and students expecting to graduate by the summer of 2022. Internal applicants may be considered.


For more information on how it is to work as an associate in Wikborg Rein, please see our career pages or contact HR Coordinator Cecilie Remman (Phone: +47 22 82 77 06). You may find more information on the Maritime Trainee program on, Facebook and Instagram.


The deadline for submitting an application (in English) is 1 August 2022.