VTT Summer of Changemakers: Sustainability Program 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 Trainee in our Operational excellence team? Join us - and let’s make science work for hope next summer!

We are looking for a trainee to support the building and implementation of VTT’s sustainability program. Sustainability is one of the key areas in our strategy. To better answer the stakeholder expectations and operate responsibly, we are launching a sustainability program. The program boosts sustainability in VTT’s operation and impacts on environmental, social, and governance topics. In this team you will have the opportunity for a 360-degree view to corporate responsibility and sustainability as well as VTT’s contributions in this area.

What your responsibilities as a Trainee would include?

As part of the sustainability program task force you will be:

  • Helping to implement action roadmap towards VTT sustainability targets
  • Participating defining and setting up sustainability measures and indicators
  • Helping to set up sustainability assessment tools and services for VTT research projects.

Who we are looking for?

  • You have minimum 2 years of environmental or sustainability science studies
  • You already have some studies completed and/or working experience in the area sustainability measurements, evaluations and reporting
  • You are interested in corporate sustainability development

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. As a scientific expert organisation, we put a lot of emphasis on learning and development, and support our people in reaching their full potential. If you’re curious, ambitious and willing to learn, VTT is the place. We support your growth and work–life balance and offer you 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 Tiina-Liisa Forsell, VP, Operational Excellence (tel. +358 40 8239362) on Monday 17 January at 15 - 16 or Friday 28 January at 15 - 16.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo

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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