About this event
Finland Works is an online recruitment event that brings together Finnish employers and jobseekers from Finland and Abroad. We look forward to meeting you on the 18th of November between 10-16 (CET) for our Finland Works event.
Are you looking for new employment opportunities? Would you like to try a change of scenery? Are you a motivated professional or graduate in e.g. one of the following industries: HORECA, Healthcare, Construction or ICT? Finnish industry is growing steadily across the board. This growth is strong in sectors such as automotive, maritime and mechanical engineering, while ICT plays a key role as a service enabler and in digitalisation and industry development.
Take this chance to explore the many opportunities that Finland offers across a diverse range of industry sectors. Some examples are as follows:
- Different industry sectors
- Hotel, restaurant and catering
- Construction: construction workers, supervisors.
- ICT: programmers, coders, web developers, IoT / Big Data specialists.
- Healthcare: nurses, doctors
Join the event, register, submit your application, chat with EURES advisers and employers, be interviewed and be recruited.
Come to Finland to work and enjoy both vibrant city living and the tranquility of unspoiled nature!
Participation is free of charge for both employers and job seekers!
For employers in Finland, this event is the perfect opportunity to promote your recruitment needs throughout Europe. You’ll have the chance to meet a wide range of job seekers who are motivated and have the relevant qualifications and experience. The event is focused primarily on the technical and service industries such as HORECA, construction and ICT, but other sectors will also be represented.
Covid-19 situation changes daily. Below you will find links to information on how to travel, what is possible, as well as, what are the restrictions concerning travel to and from Finland.
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland
Finnish Border guard
Ministery of Economic Affairs and Employment in FInland
Companies that join the event:
- ensure compliance with the latest national legislation due to Covid 19
Please check the guidelines in your country. Situation regarding Covid-19 is in flux and guidelines change.
Jobseekers toolkit for Finland
Jobseekers toolkit for Finland
Whether you are moving to Finland as a single person or with your family, you will have many questions that will need answering. Here you will find an extensive toolkit of reliable and up-to-date information from the etiquette of taking sauna to establishing your own business. Start here to begin planning your move and making your transition to Finland that much easier.
infoFinland – a comprehensive guide in 12 languages about moving to and living in Finland
Tips for finding work in Finland – from the Finnish employment service
Digital and population data service agency - promotes the digitalisation of society, secures the availability of data, and provides services for the life events of its customers
Welcome to Finland guide – A 63-page guide in 13 languages from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in Finland
Living in Åland – Finnish archipelago
Whether moving to Finland temporarily or permanently, about to start work or looking for work, this guide covers all the basics on social security.
Quick guide when you move to Finland by KELA (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland).
Finnish Immigration Service
Finnish Immigration Service Information on how to apply Eu registration, residence permit etc.
Licensing and authorisation of social welfare and healthcare professionals
Recognition and international comparability of qualifications
Those who work in the food industry must have basic knowledge of food hygiene in order to ensure food safety.
A person has to have a hygiene passport if: they work on food premises and handle unpackaged easily perishable foodstuffs.
Food premises are for example cafés, restaurants, fast food restaurants, institutional kitchens, food shops, bakeries and factories producing foodstuffs.
You may look for a flat to rent from pages such as
Suomi.fi –online service
Online service contains information about public services, forms and news released by the public administration
Where to learn Finnish or Swedish
Studying Finnish – how to find Finnish language courses.
Venla – Free Finnish online self-study material
Finterest - web service for travellers in Finland
Expat Finland - an unofficial Finland Guidebook
Information for jobseekers
We are optimistic about the future and the new possibilities it will offer. You can be too!
You, who have the right skills, background and motivation, be sure to keep the application process going. It might take some time before you can travel to your new work destination, but it is never too early to do background work and and make good preparations.
In order to get the most out of this event, you should now:
Improve your profile/CV
- Pay attention to your language, technical or soft skills, as well as education fields.
- You can add your picture.
- In order to enable interview and chat facilities during the event, add your Skype ID account (or other online tool) to your profile.
- Upload your CV in English or retrieve it from the EURES portal. You can also add your online professional profile or portfolio, for example from LinkedIn.
- Find out how
Apply for the jobs
Please make sure you have the matching profile for the job you are applying for!
If your profile does not match the job requirements, exhibitor might not review your application.
Job opportunities increase, as the date of the event approaches, so browse through the various job options, and apply as soon as possible for those matching your skills and expectations.
Exhibitors may interview you on the day and some of them will attend the event and be available to answer additional questions that you may have.
Take advantage of the event agenda
You should take advantage of the event agenda that will be streamed on the platform. You will be able to follow pre-recorded video presentations by event exhibitors so you will have a better idea of the companies we are promoting. During the event, Eures Advisers as well as some of the employers, will be available online to answer your questions.
What will happen with your application?
Employers will see how your qualifications match with what they are looking for and the company may interview you on the day or contact you after the event.
Please make sure you have uploaded a CV with all relevant contact details.
Prepare for the interviews!
In order to be better prepared, you should research background information on the participating companies, their main projects and recruitment needs. Select the ones you want to approach and consider the questions you may want to ask. Anticipate the questions the employer / recruiter may present you with.
Interviews and recruitments during Covid-19
The employers (and job offers) that are online for the event are still in recruitment mode.
Interviews and testing are being held remotely using various online tools. The employers will select a method appropriate to the current situation.
Companies are working proactively on finding the right candidates, but you should be aware that moving to Finland will depend on the national guidelines being followed in the countries concerned.
Companies participating in the event will:
- ensure compliance with the latest national legislation relating to Covid 19
- outline the conditions under which workers from other countries will be accepted whilever Covid 19 guidelines are in force. This is regarding matters such as quarantine or the need for a health certificate etc. These will be made clear to you before leaving your home country.
Interviews and recruitments after Covid-19
If, after the event, you are invited for an onsite interview by one or more of the employers, you may be entitled to financial support to cover travel expenses through the Your First EURES Job (YFEJ) mobility scheme. Certain requirements must be met to qualify for the support. The scheme is arranged as follows:
Important: you will need to apply for these supports well before the interview date!
Find out how by contacting your local Eures services or by getting in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s keep the European mobility dialogue open, especially during challenging times!
There are changes taking place in our shared economic labour market. The effects of these changes cannot always be anticipated. Even so, we want to focus on the resilience and determination of our customers, both employers and jobseekers, to meet these challenges. We will creatively use the resources made available to us to provide support to and promote labour mobility in Europe. Together we can help meet the recruitment needs that Europe faces now and in the foreseeable future.