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For the Employer

The programme provides international talents with competence development for Finnish working life, particularly various knowledge and skills which will equip them with must-know facts about Finnish and local working life and its expectations on job applicants and employees.

Benefits to you as an employer

As an employer, you get to benefit the following from the programme:

  • It is a low threshold to testing an international resource
  • Partial funding of salary costs when you take on an intern
  • Access to international employees with a higher education either in progress or already completed
  • Win-win situations as your company gains valuable insights from the international talent
  • Access to specific language skills and cultural competences

Benefits of multicultural workplaces

  • More innovative and efficient teams through diversity
  • You can benefit from the local knowledge of the international employee for your global business operations
  • Your company becomes more credible to a diverse group of customers
  • Increased cultural awareness and understanding
  • Many Finnish employees want specifically to work in multicultural work environments

 

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The project is carried out in close cooperation with the regional Talent Coastline ecosystem coordinated by ELY Centre and TE Office, as part of the national Talent Boost programme.

The aim of Talent Boost is to attract international expertise to Finland and to get international experts to stay in the country.

 

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Degree programmes represented by the international students

University of Vaasa

  • Master's Degree Programme in Finance
  • Master's Programme in Industrial Management
  • Master’s Degree Programme in International Business
  • Master’s Programme in Industrial System Analytics
  • Master’s Programme in Smart Energy
  • Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development
  • Master’s Programme in Sustainable and Autonomous Systems
  • Master’s Programme in Strategic Project Management

VAMK University of Applied Sciences

  • International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Information Technology, Bachelor of Engineering
  • Project Management, Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration
  • International Business Management, Master of Business Administration
  • Cloud-Based Software Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Energy Technology, Bachelor of Engineering

Novia University of Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics, Beauty Care
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Energy Technology
  • Master of Business Administration, Digital Business and Management
  • Master of Engineering, Automation Technology
  • Master of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Master of Health Care/Master of Social Services, Health Care and Social Services
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology

Åbo Akademi University

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
  • Master’s Degree Programme in Teaching and Learning
  • Master's Degree Programme in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology

Hanken School of Economics

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Marketing and Management

Do not lose opportunities - diversity can contribute to more creative and innovative teams!

“If you manage to look beyond your established networks you can find potential employees who, thanks to their unique backgrounds and experiences, can look at things from completely new perspectives. This in turn can generate opportunities for companies which they might not have realized otherwise”.

“The chance is that the benefits gained from a multicultural workplace will hugely outweigh the invested extra efforts”. 

  • Low threshold to testing an international resource
  • Partial funding of salary costs when you take on an intern
  • Access to international employees with a higher education either in progress or already completed
  • Win-win situations as your company gains valuable insights from the international talent
  • Access to specific language skills and cultural competences