Strategic Support 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) Strategic Support trainee with a hands-on attitude and proactive mindset. The Strategic Insights unit focuses on the creation of the new concept and are build on topics, where disruption is going on in societies world wide. These topics require long term investments on renewal to crap future market potential and to build value to society more widely. First two topics, where new concept is piloted are carbon neutrality and digitalisation as productivity enhancer. Working in Business Finland’s Strategic Insights -team and in cross organizational development project on new concepts offers you an excellent chance to start your career and work closely with dynamic Finnish innovation environment. The start 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 innovation 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:

  • Participate in strategic projects and creating new concepts related to carbon neutrality and digitalisation as productivity enhancers
  • Support the creation of a new scouting processes to spot new possibilities
  • Assist in other ongoing internal projects, for example, data collection, report creation and preparation of presentations for the management team
  • Support internal and external communication

What we expect from you:

  • Relevant educational background from university (for example on business, economics or engineering sciences)
  • Previous working experience in office or administrative work
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proactive working style and interest towards innovation activities
  • 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 via our application system. 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 Chief Operating Officer Mia Paatsalo (050 4680 610, mia.paatsalo[at]atalent.fi) in the following times: Friday 16.4 at 9-10, Monday 19.4 at 8.00-9.00 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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