There are more than 150,000 university students in Finland. You can find experts of all fields in universities – from technical sciences to humanities. The universities’ channels help you reach students and recently graduated bachelors, masters and doctors who are looking for suitable work, internships and opportunities for thesis collaboration.
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Publication of jobs and internships for students in universities has been reformed! Two systems are now in use.
JobTeaser Service has been introduced in the University of Helsinki, Tampere University, University of Turku, University of Jyväskylä, University of Eastern Finland, Hanken School of Economics, Åbo Akademi University, Aalto University and LUT University. Valojobs Service is used by the University of Vaasa, University of Oulu and University of Lapland.
Both services allow recruiters to target their job advertisements to several universities in one go.
As a rule, university services advertise jobs that require academic expertise and correspond to the fields of education the universities provide. The publication criteria are university-specific and depend on the fields of education provided and the regional employment situation and needs. The publication criteria are university-specific and depend on the fields of education provided and the regional employment situation and needs.
You can find more information on these themes below:
- Universities’ fields of education
- Universities’ terms and conditions for publication
Does your organisation have a project or a report no one has time to work on? Hiring an intern could be your solution. By hiring an intern, your organisation gains the latest information in the field, new insights, and ideas for developing your processes. Interns can also help develop their degree programme by sharing their experiences of the realities of working life.
An intern can write reports, carry out surveys or perform other tasks that benefit your organisation, for example. The intern should have an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in university to their internship duties. The internship should also be a learning experience for the student.
An internship is often the first step towards a longer employment relationship. Do not forget our international students, who provide both competence and exciting cultural diversity. A diverse and multi-cultural work community nourishes creativity.
Thorough planning benefits all parties. Universities have specific requirements for internships, because internships are part of degree programmes. Learn more:
Hire a thesis employee to conduct more large-scale and longer-term reports and research. The thesis can be the start of a longer employment relationship or university collaboration.
Benefits of commissioning a thesis include:
- access to the latest knowledge, which can be utilised in developing operations
- an outside perspective
- possible solutions based on research results
- an enthusiastic and motivated worker for a project
- university connections
- an opportunity to get to know a potential new employee
Degree programmes have set requirements for theses regarding their form, scope and content. These requirements might not meet the wishes and needs of the employer. The student must make sure their thesis meets the academic requirements set for it. The student can be paid a salary, subsidy, expenses compensation or taxable reward for writing the commissioned thesis. he parties make an agreement on the compensation to be paid to the student. Different universities and fields of education may have different guidelines and practices regarding the compensation.
The student can be paid a salary, subsidy, expenses compensation or taxable reward for writing the commissioned thesis. he parties make an agreement on the compensation to be paid to the student. Different universities and fields of education may have different guidelines and practices regarding the compensation.
Tips for creating an advertisement
The advertisement is also a showcase of your organisation. Put some effort into it and create an advertisement with an inspiring title that awakens the applicants’ interest in the job and your organisation.
- Give your advertisement a descriptive title. A simple ‘Intern’ means nothing to people who see the advertisement.
- A brief but informative description of your organisation piques applicants’ interest. Highlight the supportive nature of your work community.
- List the most important work tasks. You do not have to include everything in the advertisement, but a simple list of duties gives the applicant a more clear and interesting impression of the job.
- If you want to receive diverse applications for the job, do not target the advertisement only to one degree or field of education.
- Students are also interested in the salary and other benefits. State the salary and other benefits clearly.
- You should also offer the applicants the opportunity to enquire after the job. If you are unable to answer questions at any time, specify the contact hours for enquiries in the advertisement.
- Explain the recruitment process clearly and state where the applications should be sent.
- Do not forget to mention the location of the workplace. The current coronavirus situation has also raised the question of working from home.
Note the following, especially when advertising for an intern:
- Time and duration. Applicants might find it important to know whether the employer can be flexible with the working hours to allow the intern to attend classes during the internship.
- If university internship subsidy is required for the job, the advertisement must state it clearly. This way only students who are entitled to a subsidy can apply for the job.
Utilise the expertise of international students:
- If you are interested in the expertise of international university students, write your advertisement in English and highlight that Finnish language skills are not a job requirement.
- Valojobs: In the job portal of the Universities of Vaasa, Lapland and Oulu, select the option ‘Finnish language skills are not required for this position’.
- JobTeaser: select English as the advertisement language.
Universities’ terms and conditions for publication
Read the universities’ shared terms and conditions for publication. These terms and conditions apply to the JobTeaser and Valojobs services. The universities also have their own practices in addition to the ones listed below.
Publication terms and conditions (2020)
The employment services for university students are meant for job and internship advertisements and thesis subject advertisements that are suitable for university students or job-seekers with university qualifications. The work tasks offered must support the studies or future employment of the student or require academic qualifications.
- Based on their own publication terms and conditions, universities have the right to reject an advertisement submitted by an employer or remove a published advertisement at their discretion.
- The advertisement must clearly state whether the student will work under an employment contract or as an entrepreneur under a commission.
- The Aarresaari network and its partner universities are not responsible for the content of advertisements.
- Advertisements submitted by staffing service companies must include the name of the commissioner and a job description. Some universities do not publish anonymous advertisements.
- Universities wish that all internships are paid. Universities have the right to refrain from publishing an internship advertisement if the remuneration falls below the minimum wage level or if applying for an internship subsidy is not possible.
- All advertisements will be transferred to the selected universities immediately. The aim is to publish all advertisements within three (3) working days.
- If you notice an error in an advertisement you have already submitted or wish to edit the advertisement, correct your advertisement by logging in to your account or following the link you received by e-mail.