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

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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Photo credit: City of Vaasa/Mikael Matikainen

Degree programmes represented by the international students during the pilot round - March 2021

The students participating in the Vaasa International Talents programmme represent a variety of degree programmes. The below were included in the pilot round.

Please note these are subject to change with each new round.

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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

 

VAMK

 

VAMK University of Applied Sciences

  • International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Information Technology, Bachelor of Engineering
  • Project Management, Master of Engineering
  • International Business Management, Master of Business Administration

 

Novia

 

Novia University of Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics, Beauty Care
  • Master of Business Administration, Digital Business and Management
  • Master of Engineering, Automation Technology
  • Master of Engineering, Industrial Management and Engineering
  • Double Degree Programme in Energy Technology

Abo

 

 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

Hanken

 

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”. read more…

  • 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

 

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