Communications & HR trainee

Julkaistu 13.04.2021

Business Finland is a global leader in international trade promotion, investment, export, tourism and innovation. With more than 600 experts working in 55 offices in 35 countries, we are a catalyst for corporate and economic growth.

Business Finland generates growth and wellbeing by helping Finnish companies to grow faster, go global and develop new innovations. At the same time, we create dynamic innovation environments that attract international companies, know-how and investments to Finland. Our top experts and the latest research data enable companies to seize market opportunities and turn them into success stories.

If you are looking for world-class opportunities with stimulating challenges, join us in creating new success stories and shaping the future of international business. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network. Read more about Business Finland here:

Would you like to be part of creating Finland’s international success story? Business Finland is looking for a full time, fixed-term (7 months) Communications & HR trainee with a hands-on work style and proactive mindset. The Public Affairs and Communications team is responsible for Business Finland’s domestic PR and media relations, stakeholder communications and internal communication. You will be stationed in this team, but will divide your time with Business Finland’s HR team. Starting date for this position will be in week 22. Because of the current Covid-19 situation the work will start as remote work. In case the restrictions do change, the work location will be Business Finland’s office in Ruoholahti.

Your role:

You will get an opportunity to work in a fast-moving and truly global organization, offering you a unique view into international markets and business environments. When working in Business Finland, you will meet colleagues and partners from all over the world from many different industries, companies and organizations, and you will have an opportunity to support the strengthening of Business Finland’s thought leadership and employee experience.

Your tasks will include:

  • Maintenance and spring cleaning of databases and intranet content
  • Practical arrangements for events and workshops
  • Assisting in content production and publishing content on various digital channels
  • Supporting the rollout of our new HRD platform
  • Other supporting tasks
  • Depending on your skills set, the role may also include visual marketing support, such as image processing, production of visual materials for social media, and touching up PowerPoint presentations

What we expect from you:

  • You feel passionate about supporting the success of Finnish companies.
  • You have a background in higher education in a relevant field of study, such as communication, marketing or business, and you have previously worked in an office setting with responsibility for administrative or communication tasks. For example, communication experience from a student association can be a good background.
  • You are quick on your feet and enjoy a dynamic work environment. Even when schedules are tight, you work efficiently and take pride in producing good quality work. You are able to work independently, but you enjoy being part of a team and feel at ease in a multicultural environment.
  • You are comfortable with using various IT systems and digital tools and have a good working knowledge of the Office 365 environment. Skills in image processing and visual marketing are considered an advantage.
  • You are fluent in Finnish and English.

This is what we offer:

Business Finland provides an interesting vantage point to the business environment in Finland, and the entire world. Together we help Finnish companies go international and enhance the attractiveness of the Finnish competitive environment. Our actions have a significant impact on the future of Finland. Being a part of our international and multicultural work environment, you will learn about a great variety of industries.

Additional information

Looking for a kick start to your career? Please submit your application letter and CV by the latest 25 th of April. Please note that this is a trainee position and salary is proportional to the level of job requirements. In this position, you will be employed directly to Business Finland.

As a part of the recruitment process, we will be carrying out a security clearance check on a successful candidate with his/her consent in accordance with the Security Clearance Act 726/2014 of Finland. For more information on the security clearance procedure and individual’s rights, please visit:

For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Laura Seppä (040 557 93 89, laura.seppa[at] in the following times: Friday 16.4 at 11.30-12.30, Monday 19.4 at 10.00-11.30 or Friday 23.4 at 11.00-12.00.

Timetable for this recruitment process: 

Tuesday 13.4: Application period starts

Sunday 25.4: Application period ends

Tuesday 27.4 – Friday 30.4: Personal Google Meet -interviews with aTalent

Week 18: Personal interviews with Business Finland

Week 19-21: Security clearance check

Week 22: Starting date

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