Global Growth 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: www.businessfinland.com.

Business Finland is looking for a full time, fixed term (7 months) Global Growth trainee with a hands-on attitude and proactive mindset. The Global Growth service area supports the international growth of Finnish companies through a network of export centres covering 32 countries. In addition to Finland and its’ offices, Business Finland serves in 34 countries and in 42 offices worldwide. Working in Business Finland’s Global Growth -team offers you an excellent chance to start your career and work closely with dynamic Finnish export markets. The starting date in this position will be 1.6.2021. 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 influence in the core of innovations and international cooperation.

In this position, your job tasks include supporting a cross-cutting project that develops a roadmap to transform Business Finland into a Change Agent for Sustainable Business (CASB) in the following ways:

  • Contribute to identifying, compiling and analyzing reports, data and other material on the state of sustainable business in Finland to define a baseline for the roadmap
  • Gather insights and learnings on how sustainable business in promoted by similar agencies in other peer countries
  • Monitor, collect feedback and insights, and report on piloting activities undertaken by Business Finland to promote sustainable business through its’ operations
  • Assist in other tasks related to the CASB project such as data collection and synthesis, preparation of presentations for teams and directors and overall coordination

What we expect from you:

  • Relevant educational background from university or university of applied sciences (for example on business, economics, or social sciences and preferably with a focus on sustainability)
  • Previous working experience in office or administrative work
  • Good skills in data collection, data process and data analysis
  • Proactive working style and interest towards sustainable business practices
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team: you are socially at ease in a multicultural environment
  • Fluent communication skills in English and Finnish and very good skills in the Office 365 –environment

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 25th 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: https://supo.fi/en/personnel-security-clearances

For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Laura Seppä (040 557 93 89, laura.seppa[at]atalent.fi) 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

Monday 1.6: Starting date

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