Operational M&A Trainee

  • Intern
  • Field of interest: Finance & M&A
  • Level of hire: Internship/Trainee

Company Description

Are you interested in working in the challenging environment of Mergers and Acquisitions? We are looking for students who are finalising their studies or who have already graduated to join our Financial Advisory team as an Operational M&A Trainee in Helsinki.

The Trainee period is four to five months, and we would like you to start in Mid-August – September. Our goal is that as many Trainees as possible continue with us also after the Trainee period or after graduating.

Job Description

Our Financial Advisory team in Finland provides services spanning the entire acquisitions & divestments lifecycle. Our team’s target is to help our clients achieve the expected deal value, concentrating on operational due diligence in the pre-deal phase as well as planning and execution of the integration/separation programme in the post-deal phase. Additionally, our operational M&A team engages in performance improvement projects aiming to improve profitability of client companies.

As a Trainee you will support our experienced professionals with various assignments. You will analyse target company data to build the synergy potential case for a proposed M&A deal and review the separation complexities and potential standalone costs of divestments. In performance improvement projects, you will assist in analysing company financials and identify areas for profitability improvement. Your tasks also include preparing and facilitating workshops and other meetings for integration, separation and performance improvement programs while managing key programme milestones, governance and risks.

You will support and work directly with our clients with the daily Programme Management Office (PMO) tasks (e.g. updating project plans, action point logs, meeting memos and other administrative work) in the execution phase of an integration or separation.

Read more about the Trainee period here. You can also get familiar with the Financial Advisory team and take a look at Nikola Veinberga's experiences as a Trainee.


What do we hope from you?

Are you determined and work systematically to achieve your goals? Are you a team player who understands that together we can achieve greater things than as individuals? If you got excited reading the job description and recognized yourself from above, you might just be the Operational M&A Trainee that we are looking for!

In addition, we wish that you have:

  • an excellent academic record with a relevant master’s degree, e.g. from business or industrial engineering (graduated or close to graduation)
  • solid skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • good interpersonal and communication skills and excellent command of both Finnish and English
  • proactive and hands-on attitude for delivering high quality client experience
  • interest to pursue a career in M&A

Previous experience from project management and/or M&A is considered an advantage.

Why Deloitte?

As a Deloitte Trainee, you get to develop in a fast-growing field where what you do genuinely makes a difference. At Deloitte, you can impact on your career path and actively adapt it according to your wishes and strengths. Our working environment is relaxed, open and mindful of our professionals.

During the Trainee period you will have your own coach and buddy to support you. Your more experienced colleagues will be happy to spar with you and hopefully they can also inspire you regarding your career.

We want to offer our professionals as flexible working conditions as possible and thus, we work in a hybrid model at our office, at our clients and remotely. 

Additional Information

How to apply?

When: The application period ends on Monday 29th of January 

How: Send us your application via our recruitment system. Please include your CV, cover letter and latest transcript of records or degree certificate. We would especially like to hear why you are interested in this specific Trainee position. 

Interviews: In the first step we will send an email invitation to selected candidates to record short video interview answers to a few questions. In the second step, we invite chosen candidates for further interviews. The interviews will preliminarily take place on Weeks 6 - 7. However, we will already start interviewing during the application period, and we are looking forward to receiving your application soon! 

Additional information: If you have questions about the position or Deloitte as an employer, you can contact Heikki Karkio (+358 4692 05516) on Thursday 18.1. at 13.00-14.00 and Thursday 25.1. at 10.00-11.00.

If you have any questions regarding the application or recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team at [email protected]. However, we would like to receive the applications via our recruitment system. 

Choose your impact

Also, keep an eye on our Instagram account @deloittefinland to see what life is like at Deloitte. We will share My Day-videos there that are made by our current Trainees.

Look into our everyday life and discover more about us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Also, read about the experiences of our Trainees on our website here.
We are looking forward to your application! 

What impact will you make?

Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. We do not just aspire to make solutions. We wish to create an impact that makes a positive and crucial difference for the people around us, our clients and our society. Deloitte is where you’ll find unlimited opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

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