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Are you looking for a trainee position with meaningful responsibilities and the possibility to make an impact? At VTT you have an opportunity to be part of our innovative work community of brilliant minds and learn and develop with the support of your teammates. We have over 2000 encouraging and inspiring colleagues from 47 different nationalities waiting for you across Finland!

Our previous trainees have described their experiences at VTT with the feedback below:
”I’ve been involved to versatile different projects and to different level of work tasks.”
”It was an eye opening experience to be part of various research projects.”

Submit an open application for our trainee opportunities, and make an impact for a brighter future!

Dozens of students in various fields work at VTT each year as fixed-term trainees or thesis workers. The traineeships and employment relationships vary in length from a few months to one year. We also announce specific traineeship positions on our open positions -listing.

Student thesis

As a thesis worker, you will be writing your student thesis as part of a VTT project. You will have an important role in contributing to the success of the project. If you are nearing the end of your studies, this may be your chance to get a foot in the door in a research project at a cutting-edge expert organisation! 

Research training

As a research trainee, you will have a job profile very similar to that of a recently graduated research scientist. You will become acquainted with a research scientist’s work, receive high-level support and have the opportunity to improve your scientific competence. Our research trainees can work either on hourly contracts alongside their studies or full time if at the end of their studies, combining the project work with writing their final paper.


Other trainee opportunities

VTT is about much more than just high-end research. We have a constant need for talent from various sectors in society. In addition to research trainees, we have trainees in communications, finance, HR, and so on. All our traineeships provide the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology and to do work that is significant even on a global scale.


Applying for trainee opportunities

If you are interested in joining VTT, send your open application with your CV, short motivation letter and transcript of records by scrolling down the page. We continuously review open applications and contact those applicants with whom we wish to continue the recruitment process. 

Working at VTT

To get to know more about working at VTT, please watch the video below (in Finnish) of our summer trainees Lauri, Venla, Saana and Lassi describing their work and their objects of interests!

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