VTT Summer of Changemakers: Quality and Safety Trainee

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you passionate about business and people? 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 Summer of Changemakers 2022 traineeships. 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. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be our next Quality and Safety Trainee in our QEHS Team?

As a Quality and Safety Trainee, your key goals are creating an action roadmap for safety risk management and development of our safety plans, tools, and guidance together with internal stakeholders. In this position, you will have an essential role in further improving VTT’s quality and safety management system.

Our QEHS team maintains and improves VTT’s certified quality, environment, and occupational health & safety management system. VTT is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 certified. Our team contributes to operational excellence, corporate responsibility, and sustainability to support VTT’s mission of solving global challenges through science and technology.   

What your responsibilities as a Quality and Safety Trainee would include?

  • Helping to create action roadmap for safety risk management   
  • Participating in the development of our safety plans and guidance  
  • Helping to set up safety assessment tools and services for VTTers  
  • Actively communicating about views and needs with internal stakeholders in our multinational organisation.

Who we are looking for?

  • You have minimum 2 years of science studies in the area of safety, quality, or risk management   
  • You have excellent written and spoken Finnish and English language skills 

As a person, we hope that you are open-minded, self-driven, and solution-oriented. You have excellent collaboration and communication skills, and you love to learn new things. 

We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start.

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.

  • Support for your learning and development. With us, you will have a great opportunity to work on certified quality, environment, occupational health and safety management system as part of our QEHS team and Operational Excellence Service Area. 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.

What is like to work with us solving the biggest challenges of our time? Check from the video what kind of experiences Aymara, Daniil, Eric and Isabella had from their summer traineeships and what kind of change did they drive.

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 6 February 2022. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date and length of the traineeship can be discussed. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers

Interested and want to hear more?

For further information, please contact Marika Kurkinen, marika.kurkinen@vtt.fi, 050 5421540, on Jan 14th 9-10 or Jan 27th 15-16.

Meet last summer's VTT Changemakers in VTT's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vttfinland/

We look forward to hearing from you!

Job location: Office location Oulu or Espoo, most work can be carried out remotely.

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Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (Summer traineeship)


VTT is one of Europe's leading research organisations, a visionary innovation partner for businesses and society. We bring hope to the world by turning the greatest challenges of our time into sustainable growth with cutting-edge science and technology. We employ a community of over 2000 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. Our turnover and other operating income 258 M€. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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Currently, we have over 40 truly meaningful and versatile traineeship positions open! See other summer trainee position from VTT Summer of Changemakers 2022 pages.

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