VTT Summer of Changemakers: Security Trainee

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you passionate about creating a safe and secure working environment for our world-class scientists and other fellow VTTers? 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 2023 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 2100 brilliant minds from 50 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.

We are looking for a Security Trainee to join our good-spirited and professional team!

As a Security trainee, your key goals are to support the Security team with both daily tasks and development projects. In this position, you will have an essential role in ensuring close cooperation and smooth processes supporting VTT’s research and business.

Our team of specialists works in the field of cyber security, premises/physical security, and risk management issues. Based on adequate risk management, we aim to secure VTT’s operations and confidential data, enabling VTT to fulfil its purpose as well as strategic and operational goals. The Security team makes its best to ensure that VTT is a reliable partner to all stakeholders. 

What would your responsibilities as a Security Trainee include?

  • Participation in the development of our service management platform (e.g. ticketing system)
  • Participation in the IS2O27001 (information security management system) related tasks
  • Security awareness-related tasks (e.g. participation in training material and intranet content creation)
  • Participation in VTT security management routines: team meetings and operational planning events, cooperation with VTT security partners
  • Other tasks are given by the team leader or the security managers

Who we are looking for?

  • A second or third-year student on a relevant degree programme, (e.g. Security Management at Laurea University of Applied Sciences or another university, other security management or cybersecurity-related degree programmes).
  • Someone with an understanding and strong interest in the security field widely, including information security; previous experience in similar tasks is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate in Finnish and English (both spoken and written). 
  • Other security-related work or trainee experience and experience or interest in information security is an advantage.

As a person, we hope that you:

  • Have a positive mindset 
  • Have the ability to work both in a team and by yourself
  • Are able to manage your work by deciding e.g. task prioritization
  • Are reliable and active on assigned tasks
  • Are courageous in bringing out your ideas and views on security topics. 

The ideal VTT Changemaker 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 2100 experts representing more than 50 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 Security 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.

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 5 February 2023. 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 Merja Pohjankoski (merja.pohjankoski@vtt.fi)  or call (040 7189370) on January 12th (09:00-12:00) or February 1st, (12:00-15:00).

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo and/or Kivimiehentie 3, Espoo

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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 2100 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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