When you intend to recruit a trainee, are looking for summer workers, want to propose a subject for a Master’s thesis or would like to increase your visibility among University students, the unit for Career Services is your first point of contact. Employer cooperation can take many forms. Please feel free to contact us.
Employer services for you
The University of Helsinki’s Rekrynet reaches students and recent graduates who are seeking work that corresponds to their education. Students are primarily looking for summer jobs or short-term, part-time deputy positions and projects which can be completed alongside studies. Graduates are suitable for more challenging positions.
The University of Helsinki has 11 faculties, with teaching in more than 300 disciplines. Our competence and expertise extends to a wide variety of fields. Find out more about the University’s Master's programmes in English.
- We will publish your advertisement within a few days of submission.
- If you want to reach the international talent at the University, write the advertisement in English. The University has more than 35,000 students, of whom nearly 2,200 are international students.
- Published advertisements can be found on the Rekrynet.
- We reserve the right to refrain from publishing job advertisements which are not suitable for our students.
The University of Helsinki has adopted the job and traineeship listing system of the Aarresaari network. The Aarresaari website features guidelines for advertisers and a description of data security and the database. You can also use the service to announce the open position to other universities.
Trainees can work on reports, surveys or other research or projects for the organisation. A traineeship is often a path to future recruitment.
All studies at the University of Helsinki have the potential to involve a traineeship. Since the University boasts the broadest selection of disciplines in the country, trainees are available for a wide variety of duties.
The average duration of a traineeship is three months.
As the traineeship is part of the student’s studies, the trainee must have a supervisor at the place of work, and the duties assigned to the trainee must allow him or her to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the trainee’s course of studies. The trainee’s salary for full-time employment must meet the minimum wage under the conditions for employment set by Kela, the Finnish Social Insurance Institution of Finland, if no collective agreement exists for the field.
- Open traineeships will be published on the Rekrynet.
- The traineeship can also be offered to international students. If this is the case, the advertisement should be written in English.
- We will not publish announcements for unpaid traineeships. We reserve the right to not publish positions which are not suitable for our students.
Information about traineeship cooperation with the University of Helsinki.
Research and survey projects are excellent examples of work that could be commissioned as a Master's thesis. For the student, the Master’s thesis is proof of their skills and constitutes a coherent whole with a distinct research question, goal, scope and schedule.
Thesis cooperation is conducted in all fields, and partners can be found in a wide range of employer sectors.
- When you advertise a thesis subject, it will be visible to students on the Rekrynet. Students will contact you directly if they are interested in the subject and it is applicable to their studies. The students will arrange with the department to have the thesis subject and commission approved.
- Funding options: employment, fee or invoice, if the student is an entrepreneur or self-employed. The University of Helsinki does not employ a deed process or foundation which could be used to fund a commissioned Master's thesis. More information about funding options.
Ensure that your organisation is an attractive employer. Start building your positive image as an employer with students before graduation and show them your vision of work in the future. A company presentation at the University is an excellent opportunity for this.
Career Services can help you find the right target group, the right space and the right time.
- Career Services will book an appropriate space, advertise the event to students, receive registrations if required and order any desired refreshments.
- A Career Services representative will be present throughout the event.
- The event can also be arranged outside the University. In such cases, Career Services will arrange the marketing of the event at the University and can accept registrations.
Start planning your company presentation two or three months before the intended date.
The costs for the employer are determined by the rent of the space, marketing costs, arrangements required for registrations and feedback as well as the refreshments offered.
You can also book a space and organise an event at the University of Helsinki independently. Read more: book a space and organise an event (at the moment in Finnish).
Refreshments in University facilities are provided by UniCafe.
Career Services participates in the arrangements of the Contact Forum event. Contact Forum is the biggest one-day interdisciplinary recruitment event for higher education students, arranged annually in January. The event is organised by CF-opiskelijamessut Oy. Read more (in Finnish).
You can reach students and recent graduates to share career information at no cost:
- Announce free-to-attend career events, training sessions and surveys to the address employerservices(a)helsinki.fi.
- Career Services can relay your message to Facebook, the University intranet and the student newsletter, which is sent out twice a month during the academic terms. On Facebook, you may contact Career Services directly to suggest a student-oriented career event or trainee programme for publication
- Contact a subject-specific student organisation directly if you want to contact the students of a specific discipline or faculty. University of Helsinki subject-specific student organisations.
Use our paid direct-email marketing service:
- Direct email marketing is a paid service offered by Career Services in which a targeted message is sent to University of Helsinki students via email.
- Reserve two to three weeks for delivery, as the desired target group must be selected from the Student Register. Only students who have agreed to allow their contact details to be used for recruitment purposes will receive such direct messages. When choosing the target group, you may select students based on degree programme, year of beginning studies and/or number of completed credits.
- You can use direct email marketing to
- Advertise recruitment events (e.g., employer events, trade fairs)
- Market a trainee programme
- Announce an individual open job or traineeship position
Projects are a new way for partners to benefit from the competence of University of Helsinki students.
Partners may introduce real-world issues to a project course to be solved by student teams. The partners may be companies, organisations or public bodies, and the goal of such courses is to provide concrete solutions that directly benefit the partners. The aim is to solve real problems in cooperation between students and partners.
Read more: Tuo opiskelijoille ongelma (at the moment in Finnish)
It is important that students learn about and network in the labour market during their studies.
Career Services organises career training events for students during the academic terms. These events give the stage to partners of Career Services.
- Themes of such events have included the use of social media in job seeking and electronic job seeking.
- The partner organisation has chosen an area of its expertise which it would like to introduce to students. The intention is not to present the company.
- The event has also benefitted partners through visibility.
- Events may be organised at Think Corner, which is open to the public, as well as on different campuses.
Career Services coordinates the University of Helsinki’s annual group mentoring programme. Mentoring is one of the most significant ways to support and guide students from studies to employment. In group mentoring, each mentor is assigned a group of three to four actors, or mentees.
- Participating faculties vary every year. The application period for group mentoring begins in August, and the programme launches in November. The number of groups has grown every year.
- Participating faculties are responsible for selecting the mentors.
Feedback from a mentor (2014):
“Our group had lively discussions. The themes we covered included career specialisation, project management, and career paths. The conversations were very rewarding and unreserved, and I was able to learn a lot myself. I hope I was able to share my experiences and open up new perspectives for my mentees.”
Read more about group mentoring.
The University of Helsinki cooperates with the Mentors of Finland association, which organises programmes attended by University of Helsinki students.