Finance Trainee, Self and Jointly Funded Projects

Do you want to start changing the world for the better? Are you passionate about finance? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time? VTT might be just the place for you. Apply now for VTT Finance trainee position. Together, we can turn these challenges into a hopeful future.

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds from 48 different nationalities is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. In recent years, we have created ground-breaking innovations such as the world's fastest and most accurate radiation detector, a cancer-sniffing sensor device for smartphones, and a headphone set entirely made of microbial materials. Now, we are looking for two passionate interns to join our Finance team.

Do you want to be our next Finance Trainee in our Self and Jointly Funded Projects? Let's make an impact together!

Our Business Support is looking for team member who will be working in finance providing finance and administration support for projects.

As a project finance Trainee, your role will be handling projects’ financial matters together with the Project Managers during the whole lifecycle of the project.

The traineeship duration is altogether 3-6 months with ideal starting date in February.

What would your responsibilities as Finance trainee include?

  • Setting up and maintaining the project data in the systems
  • Preparing projects together with the project manager
  • Administration and data storage
  • Following project costs
  • Invoicing
  • Guidance and support project managers in financial and administrative issues

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with can-do attitude and service-mindset. You might have already gathered some experience in the field of finance, but your attitude and ability to learn new things counts for much more than previous experience. In your studies, you have focused on financial administration or similar studies.

You carry out tasks in a persistent and precise way. We are looking for a person who is proactive, enjoys versatile tasks and can adapt to a changing work environment. 

As a person, we hope that you are:

Someone, with good interpersonal and communication skills, both in Finnish and English.

The ideal VTT trainee is a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start. You are also a team player with strong collaboration skills who wants to drive positive impact in the world.

What would we offer you?

  • Impactful work for the future. As a leading applied research organisation, we are on a mission to bring exponential hope to the world by joining together people, businesses, science and technology. We tackle the biggest challenges of our time – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – and turn them into sustainable growth. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.
  • Career opportunities, top-level mentors. At VTT, your skills are appreciated and supported with the opportunity to learn from the top experts in their field. You’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.
  • Meaningful projects, real responsibility. With us, you get to take on meaningful projects and create innovative scientific and technical solutions as part of our Finance team. We treat all employees as equals and give you real responsibility from the start. VTT is a caring employer that supports your growth and work–life balance and offers a range of well-being services.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application with your transcript of records via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 30th of january 2022

All VTT traineeships are paid. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Interested and want to hear more?

For more information about the position, you can contact Antti Välimäki tel. 040 6838148

17.1.2022, 14-14.45 pm, 18.1, 14-14.45 pm.

Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application by the 30th of January. We will start to review the applications and schedule Teams interviews already during the vacancy period. 

Employment type: Traineeship

We look forward to hearing from you!


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VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo

Our Business Support consists of Human Resources, Finance and business support and Strategy and business intelligence departments.

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