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Utilize our employer services when you want to recruit a trainee or summer workers, or want to suggest a master’s thesis topic. Our students have a wide range of expertise: in addition to helping students specialise in their field, university studies foster other useful skills, such as languages and the ability to manage extensive sets of information. Students can bring new ideas to your company!
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Get to know the updated intructions on how to use the JobTeaser service and publish your advertisement

It is the high season for summer job and traineeships seeking - publish your advertisement about a job or traineeships now on JobTeaser!

Get to know the updated instructions on how to use the JobTeaser service.

Every year, approximately 1,000 University of Helsinki students embark on a compulsory or elective traineeship as part of their studies. This means that there is certainly demand for traineeship placements!

When you recruit a student as a trainee, you will gain access to the latest research information from the University in addition to a valuable employee. Many employers go on to hire their trainees for longer contracts.

As the University offers the broadest range of education in Finland, our students are suitable for many different types of traineeship duties. Trainees can, for example, perform duties related to marketing and communications, such as social media communications, website development, content planning, content production or event communications. The trainee can also draft reports, questionnaires or other research and projects that can benefit your organisation.

Trainees must be assigned duties that enable them to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained during their studies. Primarly a traineeship is one of the first opportunities for a student to utilize the expertise gained in studies and it is important to acknowledge this in the recruitment process. The trainees duties must provide an opportunity for learning new things.

You can advertise a traineeship placement in the JobTeaser service. For more on JobTeaser, visit the Aarresaari website.

Things to remember when advertising a traineeship

  • The average duration of a traineeship is three months.
  • We will not publish advertisements for unpaid traineeships. We reserve the right to not publish advertisements for positions that are not suitable for our students. Read our publication terms.
  • Design the best possible traineeship advertisement. Traineeships may also be offered to international students. If you would like to target international students, write the advert in English. See here tips tips on writing an advert.
  • The employer must assign a supervisor for the trainee to support the trainee’s successful traineeship. See tips for trainee supervision.
  • The trainee’s salary for full-time employment must meet the minimum wage under the work requirement set by Kela. The University of Helsinki supports its students in finding paid traineeships with a traineeship subsidy system.

The JobTeaser job portal provides a forum for reaching University of Helsinki students and graduates seeking employment in their field. For students, we particularly welcome adverts for summer work, part-time work that can be completed alongside studies or short-term substitute positions. Employees for more challenging tasks can be found from among our graduates.

  • With a single advert, you can target the University of Helsinki exclusively or up to eight other Finnish universities.
  • If you want to reach the international experts at the University of Helsinki, write your advert in English. The University of Helsinki has approximately 2,000 international students.
  • A carefully drafted advert draws more applicants. Read tips on how to create a advertisement on the Aarresaari webiste.
  • We will not publish adverts for jobs that are unsuitable for our students in terms of their field or otherwise. Read our publication terms.

Substitute positions and cooperation with student organisations

If you are interested in hiring a University of Helsinki student for a substitute position, student organisations are a good point of contact.

 Information on substitute positions and student organisations can be found here:

As a university, we work in close collaboration with business and society to help solve real world problems with innovative, practical solutions.

As part of this mission, organisations can propose a Master’s Thesis about a topic or problem of your choice. Research and survey projects are excellent opportunities for commissioning a master’s thesis. For the student, the master’s thesis demonstrates their learning and forms a coherent whole with a set research question, goal, scope and schedule.

Thesis cooperation is available in all of the University’s fields of education and partners can be found from a wide variety of employer sectors.

As an organisation, you can advertise a topic for a commissioned master’s thesis on JobTeaser. Students will contact you directly if they are interested in the topic and it suits their studies. The student will arrange approval from the degree programme for both the thesis topic and the commission.

Note! The University of Helsinki has different practices for doing a commissioned Master's thesis. Career Services is currently exploring these practices, meaning the guidelines are under construction.The university may also be a party to the agreement.

The University of Helsinki does not have a system for deeds of donation or a foundation that could fund a commissioned master’s thesis.

Instructions for posting an advertisement can be found on the Aarresaari website.

Is your organisation interested in international expertise? Approximately 2,000 international students are currently studying at the University of Helsinki. Get to know our international experts by becoming a mentor or recruiting a student!

Mentor international students (HITP)

Does your organisation need international expertise, but you don’t know where to start looking? Meet the University of Helsinki’s young international experts through the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme (HITP) and find your trainee, summer employee or future team member.

What is the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme?

  • A six-month mentoring programme to connect companies with international students. The intention is to help students build networks in the Finnish labour market and business sector. 
  • An excellent way to build a positive employer brand among students or experiment with internationalisation. A multicultural staff is a creative staff! 
  • Ideally, the HITP will generate long-term cooperation. However, the programme implies no further commitment from the company.

Recruit an international student

Many international students of the University of Helsinki are looking for a job or traineeship in Finland. International students have a great deal of language and cultural skills that are useful for interaction with international collaboration partners, for example.

Engaging an international student as a trainee is a good way to explore the diversity and international perspective of your organisation. It also provides the opportunity to increase the equality of your recruitment practices.

When recruiting an international expert, you should consider issues such as these:

  • What are the language skills necessary for the role? Consider the required language skills in advance. Can the appointee use, for instance, English, but also learn Finnish at the same time?
  • You should write the job or traineeship ad in English and clearly indicate if Finnish skills are not required.
  • Encourage students from different backgrounds to apply by explaining in the ad how your organisation aims to promote diversity or internationalisation.
  • Take diversity into account in any images used in the ad.
  • Consider the possibility of anonymous recruitment. The purpose of anonymous recruitment is to prevent discrimination and to draw the attention of recruiters, first and foremost, to the applicants’ knowledge and skills.
  • Read more about diverse recruitment on the website of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health: How to promote diversity in recruitment?

Citizens of EU and EEA countries face no restrictions on working in Finland. Students from outside the EU and EEA can work in a full-time traineeship role as part of their studies, and work in a role unconnected to their studies for an average of 25 hours a week per term. In addition, students from outside the EU and EEA have no restrictions on working during the University’s holiday periods.

Under current legislation, after graduation international students from outside the EU can apply for a one-year residence permit for the purpose of seeking a job or starting a company.

For further information on the employment opportunities of international students in Finland, please see the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Are you interested in increasing your visibility among University of Helsinki’s students and recent graduates? An employer profile in the JobTeaser job portal can be your 24/7 showcase!

With a JobTeaser profile, you can introduce your organisation, highlight its values and culture and advertise open positions or traineeship opportunities. You can include videos to describe your operations or add links to guide students to your own content.  

Select from two profile types

  • restricted employer profile, including the tabs About us and Jobs. See the Meltwater company profile.     
  • extensive company profile, with the opportunity to market events, publish news and provide more information about your teams in addition to the above. See the JobTeaser company profile.      

Make your organisation interesting as an employer

  • Students want jobs that have meaning. Highlight your mission and corporate culture!
  • Use videos and images to illustrate your texts.    
  • Tell stories and provide examples of how your organisation cares for its employees or is flexible.    
  • Highlight the community and benefits of your organisation. Students are often interested in the ability to work remotely or with flexible hours.  

Your profile doesn’t have to include everything about your organisation, you can also add links to your website.  

An employer profile in the University of Helsinki’s JobTeaser service is free of charge. If you are interested in gaining visibility in several universities and institutions of higher education with the same profile, JobTeaser provides this service for a fee.  

At the University of Helsinki, user numbers for JobTeaser are steadily increasing, with more than 7,000 students or alumni registered at the time of writing (16 March 2021).

Contact Career Services

If you are interested in creating an employer profile, please contact Career Services!

We can survey the needs of your organisation and tell you more about employer profiles.

Every year, job fairs are organised in the University of Helsinki campuses. Campus-specific fairs are particularly good places to connect with students of specific fields.

Towards a summer job! -recruitment event

Is your company or organisation hiring summer workers or trainees? If you said yes participate in the Towards a summer job –event and tell our students what kind of expertise you are looking for and what kind of open positions you have!

Date: Friday, January 20th 2023 (the registration for employers will open in autumn 2022).

Place: Virtual platform

For companies and organisation we offer:

  • Visibility for you as an employer on our JobTeaser career portal and for your summer jobs and traineeship positions in the student marketing.
  • A change to participate in a company pitching session and/or arrange a Q&A session. The virtual platform will be the platform of your company’s preference, such as Teams or Zoom. There is room for 10 companies/organisations.
  • Career Services takes care of student marketing, student registrations, and assists in creating a virtual platform if needed.
  • The University of Helsinki JobTeaser portal has over 10 000 registered students. The students use the portal  actively especially during the summer job search.

The event is organised virtually in order to reach all of our students in our four campuses. The students are offered workshops and programme for recognising their skills and job search throughout the event. The event was organised for the first time in 2022 with nearly 500 participants in different sessions and we received good feedback from both employers and students. The event is free of charge for employers.

Social sciences job fair

The social sciences job fair brings together students, alumni, experts, researchers and employers in the field of social sciences.

Participating in the job fair will give you a comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of the role social science graduates will have in the professional life of the future.

Target group: students of the Faculty of Social Sciences

For the next job fair and more information, visit the website of the Kannunvalajat student organisation.

Or

The VTM fair website.

Potential, Kumpula Campus

Kumpula’s Potential is a job and recruitment fair organised by students at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Science. At the time of writing, it has been held three times, in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Kumpula’s Potential has been a success for both the students and corporate exhibitors.

According to feedback from corporate exhibitors, 95% thought the event was at least worth the cost, and one in four thought that the event provided excellent value for money.

Target group: students of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, and computer science

For the date of the next fair and further information, please see the website of Kumpula’s Potential.

ViikkiAreena, Viikki Campus

ViikkiAreena is a job fair organised by the subject-specific student organisations of the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry to give students and the University community at large a clearer and broader view of companies’ operations while presenting the latest trends and career opportunities in relevant fields.

For companies, ViikkiAreena is an opportunity to heighten their profile as an attractive employer, meet the professionals of the future and hear about the latest developments in the field at the University.

ViikkiAreena features topical themes and improves students’ career skills as part of their studies.

Target group: students of agriculture and forestry as well as food science

For the date of the next fair and further information, see the website of ViikkiAreena